Kud Ljud (Slovenia)
The performances of the group, which was established in 2006, connect organically with our surrounding reality. They invite the audience to playful social events, through which communal rituals can return into our times. The repertoire of Kud Ljud mainly consists of highly interdisciplinary performances, meant for public spaces and addressing wide groups of audience. In their shows, besides the classic tools of acting, they combine music, film, literature, electronics, gardening, techniques and methods of different sports.
Générique – (Romania)
Générique is an unusual pairing of two musicians. Their music is an aesthetic mesh of electronica, acoustic instruments (guitar, saxophone) and spoken word. The search for their personally unique directions in music defines their sound. József Iszlai produces electronic music, composed music for mixed media, works in the field of sound design. Örs Albert-Nagy is a jazz saxophonist, a rhyme enthusiast, but stays true to the inspiration of bebop and the avant-garde, as well as rap cyphers and spoken word.
Magamura Creative Workshop (Hungary)
Magamura Alkotóműhely Kft. is the “family theatre" of Szilárd and Milada Boráros, Szilárd being an internationally renowned puppet designer, Milada a puppet playwright, author and theater director.
They create puppet theater productions and lead professional workshops for independent companies and professional puppetry studios (e.g. Ziránó Theater, Mesebolt Puppet Theater, Mese Theater, Griff Puppet Theater, Hepp Trupp, Báb-Szín-Tér, etc). In their hometown Hottó (Hungary) they organize and perform several puppet events: Hottó Puppet Parade, the Hottó Carnival and the Summer Site-Specific Workshop. Magamura Alkotóműhely also works in cooperation with the Ziránó Theatre in Hottó. The Magamura Alkotóműhely was established in 2014.
Regula contra Regulam (Italy)
The main focus of the group, founded in 2012, is research and education, especially, the development of technical knowledge and visuals, and the connection between rules and border crossing within theatre. They regularly hold workshops for actors, and participate in professional forums and conferences throughout Europe, as well as conduct the pedagogic programme of the Grotowski Institute.
Teatro tascabile di Bergamo (Italy)
Teatro Tascabile di Bergamo’s peculiarity is to be a “group theatre.” Their work is based on the interaction of each member, as in renaissance art workshops: not a “company,” but a group of people cooperating in a continuative daily effort to not just produce a play, but also to work on what’s behind the play, realizing specific and autonomous creative processes not to obtain an immediate result, but to give a parallel and continuous cultural elaboration. The company has an international reputation in the field of outdoor theatre, while individual members are recognized experts of different styles of Indian dance. Reflecting on the question of why to learn Indian classical dance, Renzo Vescovi, the founder and director of the theatre, has quoted British dance critic Arnold Haskell, who defined Indian dance “the most complete and expressive of all dance systems.”
While creating theatre in various milieus, the work we do together with the audience after the performances, might has become even more important than the shows themselves – regarding both an elementary school in Borsod, existing in extreme poverty, a drug rehabilitation institute, a prison or reformatory and even the intellectuals of Budapest. We organise groups and camps: with the supportive collaboration of theatre and dance companies, bands and individual performers, we focus on community building. There is a strong and devoted pedagogical team behind our developer programmes, which we realise throughout the country. For our efforts, we were awarded by the Embassy of the United States (Active Citizen Award) in 2012 and by the György Ferenczi Foundation.
+ Shoshin Theatre Association’s group and the UBB, Faculty of Theatre and Television second-year actor students