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[In-person] GPS Chats: Cultural Production Practices in Bulgaria & Hungary

Brigitta Kovács

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Mira Todorova

,

Marýa Wethers

6:30pm – 8:00pm
May 25, 2022
FREE
MR, 122CC – Courtyard Studio

150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009

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Welcome back to [In-person] GPS Chats!

GPS Chats: International Cultural Production Practices in
Bulgaria and Hungary, presentations by
Brigitta Kovács and Mira Todorova

This is a Free event. Spaces are limited.
Reservations required.

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For the HEALTH of OUR COMMUNITIES, we will continue to follow our current >>Movement Research COVID-19 Safety Protocols<< until further notice. These protocols require participants, attendees, and visitors entering MR facilities at 122CC to be Fully Vaccinated and wear masks during the entire duration of events.


Description:
Please join us for presentations by GPS Partner (and current Fulbright Fellow) Mira Todorova, based in Bulgaria, and CEC ArtsLink International Fellow Brigitta Kovács, based in Hungary. Mira Todorova considers the question “Is it possible to consider the body, dance, and choreography as a field for initiating social change?” based on contemporary political, aesthetic, and dance theories. The presentation will focus on the potentiality inherent to the arts, especially to contemporary dance and performance, to provide tools and to be a tool by themselves for sensitizing people to the world they inhabit, to its ways of functioning, and their own participation, role, and responsibility in it.

Brigitta Kovács will give an overview of the current situation of the independent performing arts scene in Hungary regarding cultural politics, funding and production opportunities. Through case studies from her own practice as a manager working with emerging artists, she will discuss the challenges arising from the current socio-political environment in Hungary, and what opportunities, initiatives there are to create a safe environment for artistic work. She will speak about ongoing international projects that play a crucial role in developing the local scene, including programs running between the US and the Central-Eastern European region.


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