Organised biennially by Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, dunaPart – Platform in Hungary is a showcase aiming to present the most interesting productions and initiatives from the independent theatre and dance field in Hungary. At the end of November 2019, around 30 performances were presented over four days to an international audience of producers, reviewers and other theatre professionals. The programme was curated by theatre and dance critics and other professionals in the scene. From the colourful dance programme that included works by established artists as well as newcomers, I picked out four performances by young artists worth keeping an eye on.
Jenna Jalonen and Nóra Horváth brought a breath of fresh air to Budapest’s dance scene by organising the [D]OPEN your move festival, aiming to build bridges between contemporary and urban dance cultures during a day filled with performances, dance battles and a party. With their own company Collective Dope, the two creator-performers pursued similar goals: to collaborate with artists from different backgrounds and art forms, and to search for new ways of movement and performance that are easily accessible for younger audiences as well.