Saturday, August 25, 2012

questionnaire with participant Enikő Buday (HUN)



When have you been to Budapest - Hungary with your piece and artistic work earlier?
I’m Hungarian. I grew up in Budapest, and currently live in Szentendre. I travel a lot, but I perform occasionally in Budapest as well.   

What do you know about Hungary and what kind of informations do you have about our dance life?
As a Hungarian, I’m aware of the vast cultural history of the country, despite its small size, which is evident  especially in the contemporary dance and underground art world, where everyone knows each other. The current state of politics, and the regime’s long armed tactics towards culture and the arts is truly sad within such a small community.   

Do you have any preference who do you want to reach with your art and piece?
I would like to reach anyone and everyone, who are, or would like to be interested in my work. 

What kind of piece will you bring to L1danceFest and does this piece mean any differences or similarities to your earlier works?
The type of performance art which I believe in, deals with the constant continuity of the creation without the  repeatability of the action itself. At  the L1danceFest I will perform within the FrissekMiniFest (Speciál). Functionally, it means I have around 10 minutes solo on stage. This amaunt of time means difference from my usual performance structure. 

What exaclty did you work on with this piece and where did you perform it already?
I will  answer this question after my performance. I do not talk about what I will do, I prefer to go on stage without preconceptions. I like to leave the audince’s association and immersion free. 

Do you have any hobby beside working as a dancer or creator?
I create digital artworks. This was just something that I played with before, but it’s getting more and more significant in my life. I publish them on Facebook.   

Can you write some details about your artistic life - which direction did you come from and which direction do you go right now? Tell us some important steps from your background!
I'm a freelance experimental dancer and performer.  In my dance and theatre studies I have been paying more and more attention to and examining the possibilities of the forces inherent in improvisation. In this I creates space specific - situation specific - movement and object based performances. The main focus is on the body. Body is as psysically material as well the space.  I would like to name two dancers/directors, who I have worked with and who developed, confirmed and significant influenced my approach, my own creative works and dance: Tanaka Min (2006) and Josef Nadj (2009). More details about me are on my blog. 

How did your summer time go? Did you get any new inspirations?
Thank you for the question! I love summer, but my preferred season is autumn. I like cool weather and the color of nature during the autumn season. My inspirations have nothing to do with seasons .   

Does it mean any differences to play your pieces in different countries? If so, could you please tell us in what sense?
I don’t think so.   

Do you work and show your work for getting applause (for the audience) or does the working process mean anything else for you? What kind of feedback are you open for?
I don’t do it for the applause. I do it for the reaction which I get afterwards, whether it’s positive or negative. Of course I like appreciaton, but it’s not a motiveting factor. Dialogue is what motivet me. 

Do you read critics about your works? What kind of critic do you need?
I never wanted to, or  want to suit their requirements, eventhough I think criticisism is inevitable. Constructive criticism can be useful in developing one’s own work. 
Sometimes after a perfromance, I get an email from an audience member in which she/he spends time to write about my work, and lets me know her/his impressions and feelings,  is one of the most beautiful feelings a performer can get in my opinion. Also, I have the same beautiful feeling when someone gets inspired by my work.  

Do you criticize other’s works? Do you write about it?
Yes, I do. I’ m very critical, but I prefer conversation.     

Are you open for a round table discussion with the audience after a premier or after your show?
Yes.

Here you find some words, could you put them in sentences which could be kind of ars poetic of you!
COMMUNITY, GETTING CLOSER, EXCHANGE, FILLED IN, RELIGION, NATION, HOMAGE, HUG, PERFORM, POPULAR, ORGANIC FOOD, SENSE
Fill in the Organic food nations community and get closer to the sense!!! Homage exchange religion

Do you have any question?
No question But I would like to say thank you for the L1danceFest organizers! I m happy to be invited and looking froward to be there with all of You.  

Enikő's performance takes place in the frame of Frissek Speciál on 23rd September at 5 pm in MU Theatre.

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