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Iván Angelus

Brooklyn, New York

September 20, 2013 throughOctober 10, 2013


Alma co-sponsored Iván Angelus’s Residency in Brooklyn, New York, and New Jersey from September 20 - October 10, 2013. During the residency, Iván Angelus prepared his “Tükörszoft Project.” Other sponsors included Új Előadóművészeti Alapítvány (New Performing Arts Foundation, Budapest), Nemzeti Kulturális Alap (National Cultural Fund of Hungary), Louise McCagg, and the Vidor Family.

  • Iván  ANGELUS was born in Budapest in 1953. He lives with his family in Pilisszentkereszt, in a forest 35 kms from the center of Budapest.

    He graduated in History and Spanish. Between 1971 and 1979 he was an actor in the Orfeo Theatre, widely known later as Studio ‘K’. From 1972 he acted in several films by Hungarian directors (Ferenc Kardos, Károly Makk, Miklós Jancsó, Imre Gyöngyösi) and in foreign cinemas (Wiesenthal, Josephine Baker Story).

    In 1979 he decided to become a dance-theater artist. At that time it was practically unknown in Hungary. “Mirrors” in 1982 was the very first Hungarian contemporary dance performance staged in a mirror-maze. He founded Creative Movement Studio in 1983. As a dancer and teacher he has traveled widely, from Beijing to Havana, New York to Yerevan, Istanbul to Vilnius, among others. He taught and learned in every place.

    After the political changes in Hungary in 1990, he founded the Foundation for the New Performing Arts and Budapest Dance School—the first professional creative and training center in East Europe for dance theater performers.

    In 2004, after the basic and secondary dance schools had been established, the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy was established, which provides a BA course for future contemporary dance artists, and a MA course for contemporary dance teachers.

    Simultaneously with his educational and social activities he worked on (more than 100) solo and other performances. Many of them are easy to find on YouTube under ‘budapesttanciskola.’ In 2012,  he directed KÉMHATÁS, a one hour experimental dance film. In 2013 he danced TÜKÖRSZOFT—a new solo performance.

    His work on his performances is undertaken as a social project in eastern Hungary, to benefit socially disadvantaged children. 

    Creative Garden in Pilisszentkereszt provides a space for residencies and creative activities.





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