BPDT Elite Training Program provides participants with a unique opportunity to train as versatile and multi-disciplinary dancers, working and training alongside Budapest Dance Theatre, one of the leading dance companies in Hungary.
The program’s faculty is composed of some of the best choreographers and dance teachers in Hungary and worldwide. Alongside dance techniques, participants will explore rich repertoire of BPDT, what has been built up with work from internationally well-known choreographers such as Raza Hammadi (Paris, Vichy),Â Krisztina de Chatel (Amsterdam), Bruce Taylor (Paris), Amir Kolben (Jerusalem), Joseph Tmim (Tel-Aviv), Neel Verdoorn (Amsterdam), Lorand Zachar (Rotterdam), Glenn van der Hoff (Hague), Marie-Laure Bedel-Tarneaud (Limoges), Gustavo Ramirez Sansano (San Fulgencio, Spain)
The company has significant educational activity as well. The regular training of the dancers are hold by Bela Foldi, the artistic director of the company.The versatile training involves classical ballet, european modern, limon, contact, release and contemporary techniques. We also have Student Exchange Program with Ivanson Center (Munchen), and Ballet Jazz Art (Paris).
Furthermore, during the year, the participants have the chance to take part in Courses of Raza Hammadi (FR), Joseph Tmim (ISR) Lorand Zachar (HUN), Peter Juhasz (HUN) etc.
In addition during the Program, students have performances as well, from the repertoire of the Budapest Dance Theatre.
Working side by side with BPDT in repertoire rehearsals, students will gain an insight to the working environment of a professional company as well as have the opportunity to explore and work on their own creative ideas in the framework of Choreographic LAB classes. Students will be assessed and reviewed throughout the Choreographic LAB and given feedback from Mr. Bela Foldi, and our guest teachers – at regular intervals. The creative framework of Choreographic LAB offers a unique practice-centred research environment, a forum in which choreographic issues, creative methodologies, and individual goals can be examined, explored and experienced. The LAB provides participants the time, space and resources to research movement practices and to further develop their own creative ideas what eventually will lead to a Studio Presentation, providing each participant the opportunity to show and, share their own choreographic research work (in progress). The Studio Presentation is also meant to connect public with the process of creation and artistic research.
What are the advantages of spending your training time in Hungary? First of all you can not only work together with professionals but can also learn from the above mentioned famous teachers and choreographers. Furthermore the cost of living in Hungary is much cheaper than in the other cities in Western Europe.
- living alone in the capital can cost approximately 100.000 HUF(300 Euro) plus the cost of food (approx + 10.000 HUF(30 Euro)/ month)
- you can have shared apartments also in the center approx. for 75,000 HUF (250 Euro) with food, transportation, and internet in the center of Budapest
- Classical ballet
- Studio Performances
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