The Platform

The term platform means an intensive session in which, in the course of a short time (two to four days) the organisers will introduce the performing arts of a given country or region, or a special section of them, primarily to their foreign colleagues. The programme will consist of meetings, conversations and visits to theatres and workshops and similar events. 

On the first occasion the dunaPart – Hungarian Contemporary Performing Arts Platform, which was held in 2008, proposed to offer a solution to one of the burning problems of the Hungarian contemporary performing arts. Before dunaPart, artists and companies operating outside the established system had no forum in which to display their productions to foreign experts and programmers, or to gain invitations or new partners.

The aims of the platform, in 2011 as in 2008, are the following:

·      to give a sensitive and up-to-date impression of the state of the Hungarian society and performing arts of today

·      to provide opportunities for Hungarian and foreign professionals, artists, managers and journalists to meet

·      to create an international context in which tendencies, deficiencies and local and global interests can be outlined

·      to assist the region and creators to form a more realistic  – and at the same time motivating – self-image

·      by means of the collaborations that would come into being, to the reduce the (material) vulnerability of artists.

Hanna Bauer danceWEB project management
Stefanie Carp WIener Festwochen
kira kirsch steirischer herbst festival festival programming
Bettina Kogler brut curator
Sandra Noeth Tanzquartier Wien Head of Dramaturgy / Research
Haiko Pfost brut Wien Artistic Director
Reuter Rebekka Westlicht Curator
Jehle Thomas queerograd Founder
Kristof Blom CAMPO international relations & programming
Steven De Belder départs network coordinator
Nedjma Hadj les halles de Schaerbeek Programmer
Patsy Magerman December Dance Production Manager
David Pledger IETM Director IETM-Australia Council Collaboration Project
Samme Raeymaekers December Dance Brugge / Concertgebouw Brugge Artistic Coordinator
Mia Van Lil Embassy consul
Theo Van Rompay P.A.R.T.S. Deputy director
willy prager brain store project/antistatic festival/NOMAD director/director/co-founder
Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The
ELELA ISSILONGA René Programme 3A/UNEDU Manager Général
Dora Blazevic Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance Preogramme coordinator assistent
Branko Brezovec Eurokaz Festival artistic co-director
Suzana Brezovec Eurokaz Festival assistant
Czech Republic
Kamila Černá International Festival DIVADLO dramaturg
Katarina Dudakova Archa Theatre marketing and project manager
Ondrej Hrab Archa Theatre director
Jitka Štecová Tanec Praha o.s. the
Pavel Storek Four Days Assoc./Arts&Theatre Institute artistic director
Jan Žůrek Theatre World Brno manager
Louise Friis Archauz Artistic Director
Gabriella Uhl Magyar Kulturális Intézet, Tallinn kurátor
Eeva Bergroth Smeds Ensemble Producer
Hanna Helavuori Finnish Theatre Information Centre director
Jussi Helminen Espoo City Theatre Artistic director
Olga Huotari Hungarian Cultural Centre producer
Mikko Hyvönen Invited by Départs-network Artist
Erik Söderblom Helsinki Festival Director
Dunoyer de Segonzac Catherine Danse à Lille/CDC Director
Frédérique Champs ARTE Coordinator TEMPS D'IMAGES network
Sergio CHIANCA Compagnie Pal Frenak Administrative Director
Julien Couzy French Institute in Budapest Cultural Attaché / deputy director
IRLE David Réseau en scène Languedoc-Roussillon Chargé de projets européens
Daniel Favier CDC du Val-de-Marne Director
Joël Gunzburger La Filature Manager
Andrea Jacobsen Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers International relationship
Debeaulieu Marie-Julie Compagnie Pal Frenak Dancer
Anita MATHIEU Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis Director
Csaba Varga Párizsi Magyar Intézet Igazgató-helyettes
Roman Arndt Internationale Tanzmesse NRW Correspondent for Middle- and Eastern Europe
Martina Bako Institute Theatre Studies Leipzig teacher
nadja haas dancer
Petra Lammers JeruVille director
Frauke Niemann fabrik Potsdam Assistant Artistic Director
sina nikolaus folklore group dancer/ dance teacher
Eva Maarika Schmitz Stage Festival Helsinki Co-programmer
Kristóf Szabó SPOTNIK - intermedial Arts igazgató
Ann-Elisabeth Wolff euro-scene Leipzig Festival Director
Alwin Prayoga Cassanova Theater Program Manager
Loughlin Deegan Dublin Theatre Festival Artistic Director
Laurie Uprichard Dublin Dance Festival Director
LINDA DI PIETRO Centre of arts CAOS / ES.TERNI festival Manager
Edoardo Favetti PiM OFF Director
stefania lo giudice fondazione romaeuropa production coordinator
Dora Varnai szabaduszo/freelance ujsagiro
Emi Iwanaga The Japan Foundation, Budapest Director
Korea, Republic Of
Byong Jin Yoo Korea Arts Management Service
robert steijn united sorry choreographer
Jan Stelma Grand Theatre Groningen AD
Jaap Van Baasbank Festival Julidans Artistic Director
René van der Pluijm Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam / Head of Programme
Mark Yeoman Noorderzon Festival Artistic Director
Pieter Zeeman Perfroming Arts Fund NL Head of the internatinal department
Joanna Lesnierowska Art Stations Foundation/Stary Browar dance curator
Klara Łucznik The Dance Theatre Festival Zawirowania Manager
Bartosz Szydlowski Teatr Laznia Nowa / Divine Comedy Festival Artistic director
António Camara manuel Temps d'Images- Lisbon Director
Ricardo Carmona alkantara Artistic collaborator
Alberto Magno Fábrica de Movimentos Programmer
thomas walgrave alkantara artistic director
Miki Braniste Colectiv A Association president
Victoria Frolova Underground Theatre Festival producer
Raluca Pop banipentruarte (money for the arts) independent project coordinator and cultural facilitator
Russian Federation
Anastasiya Lobanova Theatre and Film festival Texture Programm director
Dmitry Rudchenko Magru (GITIS) CEO
Ulyana Tabolich MSUCA student
alex wachov ESTU manager , director
Gyula Francia Desiré Central Station Festival Main Coordinator
Hajna Tóth Kosztolányi Dezső Színház - Desiré Central Station Festival weboldal és műsorfüzet szerkesztő
Milan Vracar Association Kulturanova president
Slavka Civáňová Asociácia Divadelná Nitra manager of accompaning programme
Molnar Csaba Hodworks es Bloom! tancos
Martina Filinova Stanica Zilina-Zariecie Theatre programmer and manager
Miroslava Kovarova Bratislava in Movement Association/Festival director
Martin Kristof Truc sphérique Theatre and film dramaturgy
ivana rumanova Stanica Zilina-Zariecie organisation of the para-theatrical events
Martina Vannayova Divadelna Nitra Theatre Festival Dramaturgist
Katja Somrak PTL-Dance Thaetre Ljubljana project art manager, producer
Andres Beladiez Feria de Teatro de Castilla la Mancha Artistic Director
Isabel Blanco Endanza Espacio Vivo/ Fest Director
Natividad Buil Trayectos Director
DANIEL GALLEGO ARCAS Instituto Cervantes de Budapest Administrator
Igor Urzelai BLOOM! choreographer & performer
Monica Fredriksson Cullberg Ballet Managing Producer
anna grip cullbergballet artistic director
Jane Hopper Cullberg Ballet Artistic Co-ordinator
Sandro Lunin Zuercher Theater Spektakel Artistic Director
Gunda Zeeb theaterhaus gessnerallee dramaturg
Gurur Ertem Bimeras | iDANS Artistic Co-Director; Curator
Stéphane Segreto-Aguilar Bimeras | iDANS festival International Projects Director
Aydin Silier Bimeras | iDANS Executive and Artistic Director
United Kingdom
Clare Farrow Dance Umbrella Programme Manager
Moreno Solinas BLOOM! Choreographer/Performer
nikki Tomlinson Artsadmin Artists Advisor
United States
Philip Arnoult Center for International Theatre Development Founder & Director
Peter DiMuro Dance/MetroDC Director
Anna Drozdowski Ladybird Director
Jacob Goodman Center for International Theatre Development
Barbara Lanciers Trust for Mutual Understanding Program Officer
Deborah Riley Dance Place Director
Mark Russell Under the Radar Festival/Public Theater festival director
Howard Shalwitz Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Artistic Director
janera solomon kelly-strayhorn theater executive director
Carrie Thompson Trust for Mutual Understanding Associate Director
Meiyin Wang Under The Radar Festival Associate Artistic Producer
Jay Wegman Abrons Arts Center Director
Lois Welk Dance/USA Philadelphia Director