Choreographer/ dancer Zsuzsa Rózsavölgyi (Budapest, Hungary) will develop a solo work entitled Kata, the Japanese word for form and shape—which is also her sister’s name. Exploring notions of sisterhood and the feminine form, the work seeks to express a new understanding of cultural and social perspectives of femininity.
Additional studio space generously provided by Abrons Arts Center.
Residency support provided by Trust for Mutual Understanding.
Zsuzsa Rózsavölgyi is a choreographer, dancer and educator who has been making choreographies in Europe. She is interested in broadening the denotation of what choreography is and in giving significance to organizing and constructing space and time. Her interest is to find different life experiences that can be translated into movement. The inspiration for her movement material is taken from natural sources such as living creatures and natural forces.
She had been supported by Life Long Burning (LLB) (a project supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union), Sin Cultural Centre (Budapest), Workshop Foundation (Budapest), Hungarian National Cultural Funds, WP Zimmer (Antwerp) and Flemish Community (Brussels). She started her education with singing and playing violin in the Kodály method. She studied dance at Budapest Dance Academy, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Austria and P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) in Brussels, Belgium. In 2004 she started working for Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker at Rosas Dance Company, where she worked for 5 years. Her personal style had been formed by Vicky Shick, Mia Lawrence, Chrysa Parkinson, Thomas Hauert, David Zambrano, David Hernandez, Salva Sanchis, Eszter Gál and Tamás Bakó. Her last two pieces were nominated for the Lábán Prize in Hungary. She is currently working with the composer Thierry De Mey.
Slide1 photo: David Bergé / Slide2 + bio photos: Hevzso / Upcoming page photo: unknown