dunaPart6 – Platform of Hungarian Contemporary Performing Arts
Date: 23-26 November 2023 Budapest, Hungary
Organized by: Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
DunaPart is a platform presenting the works of Hungarian and local makers for an international audience of professionals in order to sustain existing networks and create new connections, to grant visibility to the Hungarian independent performing arts scene by offering an intense programme biannually.
To realize that, the main organizer, Trafó partners with various venues and organizations, among others Bethlen Theater, Jurányi Art Incubator House, MU Theater, National Dance Theatre, Örkény István Theatre, SÍN Arts Center, Studio K Theater, Szkéné Theater and Workshop Foundation. Performances are open to the general public.
The artistic programme is composed of around two dozen performances and events selected by a curatorial team from theater, dance, puppetry, circus and hybrid works that have premiered since the last platform. Curators of the 2023 edition are Orsolya BÁLINT (dance writer, curator), Zsuzsa BERECZ (dramaturge, curator), Tamás JÁSZAY (theater critic, university lecturer, editor-in-chief of Revizor - the critical portal), Beatrix KRICSFALUSI (theater theorist, university lecturer), Levente LUKÁCS (arts manager, dance artist) and Júlia SÁNDOR (dramaturge). Discussions, site visits and diverse informal networking opportunities form an integral part of the platform programme.
DunaPart’s objective is to present recent productions by both well know and up and coming artists and to create space for the actors of the Hungarian independent scene - cultural workers, artist, managers, theoreticians - to meet their peers and colleagues and engage in exchange about their activities and interest, to seek out new opportunities to collaborate in order to be able to work in more diverse contexts on the long run and to internationalize their work.
This edition is a continuation of a successful series of platforms starting in 2008 but it is out of the ordinary as we had to wait twice as long for it to happen, since dunaPart5 in 2019, due to the pandemic. The previous editions brought important collaborations and partnerships to the Hungarian independent field – amongst others to Béla Pintér Company, Proton Theatre, STEREO Akt, Forte Company, HODWORKS, Rita Góbi, Kristóf Kelemen and to projects such as Tropical Escape or Hungarian Acacia. We hope once again to facilitate not only invitations but also much needed long term collaborations. Based on turnout for previous editions we count on 150-200 international guests.
DunaPart6 is supported by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary, the City of Budapest, Budapest Brand Ltd., the Hungarian Association of Independent Performing Arts, the Ministry of Culture and Innovation and the Polgár Foundation for Equal Chances.
Trafo House of Contemporary Arts
press and public relations
coordinator of registration
programme coordinator - dunaPart context
Association of Independent Performing Arts
graphic designer (basic concept 2008, 2011, 2017, 2019, 2023)
graphic designer (2015)
dance writer, curator
theater critic, university lecturer,
editor-in-chief of Revizor - a critical portal
theater theorist, university lecturer
arts manager, dance artist