Digital Dance Art Diary

This Digital Dance Art Diary was created based on the idea of ​​Borbála Blaskó, choreographer and dance artist for her production of "Cedar Dance - On Sun Road", which presents the artistic encounter of Csontváry and Isadora Duncan. The performance is expected to be presented in the 2022 season at the Várkert Bazaar in Budapest. The Digital Dance Art Diary presents the works of nine outstanding female artists of 20th century dance & movement art.

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Her most famous innovation was serpentine dancing. She danced on a glass floor illuminated from below as she rotated a huge veil to achieve a special, colorful stage effect. She was looking for stage possibilities for visual effects. Find more ›››

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Csontváry's muse is considered to be the founder of modern dance.

Her performances were inspired by paintings and poems, dancing to classical music and reminiscent of Greek toga. Find more ›››

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Her creative inspirations were characterized by depth and sophistication, liberation from traditional, pre-determined steps of dance, playful improvisation, as well as inner movement, rhythm, respect for expressive gestures. Find more ›››

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Her technique, which is based on earthworks, is characterized by two basic concepts: contraction and extension. Her vocabulary of dance was gradually developed into a dictionary, as the range of themes and images in his productions also expanded. Find more ›››

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An outstanding personality in the history of Hungarian dance art. Her school's former students and staff have been significant players in ballet, folk dance, artistic gymnastics and acting for decades since the 1950s. Find more ›››

She felt that the world had irrevocably changed and was determined to reinvent the language of dance to free it from the traditional framework. She brought together dance, theater, and German expressionism — a blend of raw emotionality, marked movement, earthly pathos, and humor. Find more ›››

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She believed that the source of dance had always been the body itself, especially the silence and breath that make up the “invisible” thing in life. Her view of dance as a sacred art, her respect for the body, was the carrier of his art. Her goal was a virtuoso approach to performance and the invention of a new universe for each new piece. Find more ›››

Her choreographic practice also draws on formal principles from geometry, numerical patterns, the natural world, and social structures to offer a unique perspective on the articulation of the body in space and time. Find more ›››

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She developed the improvisational format “Dialoge” in Berlin in the early 1990s. She focused on the young German capital, where she practiced new choreographic approaches in self-developed institution. Find more ›››

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