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Norwegian-Hungarian ballet course in Hungary, at the Hungarian Dance Academy


Project Facts

Project objective: Contemporary art and culture presented and reaching a broader audience
Project promoter: Hungarian National Ballet Foundaton
Type of institution: Foundation
Project number: HU07-0063
Target group(s): Schools and other institutions providing education and/or training at all levels, Students and trainees in all forms of higher education level education and training,
Status: Completed
Initial project cost: € 36,352
Final project costs: € 34,281
From EEA Grants: € 26,225
The project is carried out in: Budapest

Summary of project results


With the project, the project promoter wished to create a new tradition which enabled more and more nations to get an insight into each other’s culture in more depth, and thus enable them to grow their own national artistic values. The desired outcome of the project was to provide an opportunity for the participating national and foreign guest artists to get to know each other’s tradition, culture and working methods throughout the choreographies that they created during the two-week long workshop. The workshop enabled the invitation of foreign guest artists with whom new choreographies could be created and performed. In February 2017, a workshop was held at the Hungarian Dance Academy with the contribution of the guest artists from the Oslo National Academy of Arts and from the Slovenian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, moreover, with the contribution of Mark Spradling, dancer and choreographer of the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts. During the workshop, the national and foreign guest students rehearsed together with the help and guidance of the ballet masters. During the journey to get to know each other’s culture, several programs held at the National Dance Academy were made open for the public; introductory pieces were performed by the Norwegian and Hungarian students, the Hungarian “táncház” introduced the elements of the traditional Hungarian folk dance, as well as a session dedicated to get to know the Gipsy dance and culture. The result of the two-week long workshop was presented at the MOM Cultural Centre for 300 spectators.


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