Can physical theatre and circus visualize totalitarian dictatorship? – Alexander Vantournhout and the Red-Haired Men

It will work out very well in Trafó to awake feelings with the mere method of looking at people – says Alexander Vantournhout.

African percussionists invite you to a night you’ll never forget!

Singer Mbene Diatta Seck, talking drum master Modou Mbaye and dancer Fatou Wore Mboup are joined by legendary veteran characters from the Dakar scene.

Exploring the idea of the collective between utopia and instrumentalization

For “Coexist”, Hód, along with her company Hodworks, and Bremen based dance company Unusual Symptoms collaborate with each other for the first time.

Child actors evoke the story of a horrendous child killer on Trafó’s stage

Rau uses the biography of the Belgium’s most notoriously shameful criminal to reflect on (re)presentation of human feelings on stage.

Create your inner images – on the basis of sounds! – interview with drummer Julian Sartorius

I’m playing the piece with recordings doing one part and me the other. I’m alone on stage, but I’m not playing alone – says drummer Julian Sartorius.

Did the Nazis put their hand on our arm forever? – director Oliver Zahn on the art history of the outstreched arm

The ‘outstretched arm‘ says a lot about how contaminated signifiers work, and the interconnections between art and politics in general – says Oliver Zahn.

Great things are coming to the reconstructed Trafó next year – interview with director Beáta Barda

A system of multiannual support could sustain independent theatre groups – says Beáta Barda, executive director of the Trafó.

L-E-V: a heart dancing in living love

Love Chapter 2 is about that kind of love that is always lacking something. A show by L-E-V Dance Company on May 24 in the Trafó.

Traumas of the past come to light in the sordidest ways – interview with Kristóf Kelemen

“You could think agent network was a hidden and secretive organization, but actually it happened in front of public eyes, invisibly.”

Sliding metro doors changed his perception on art and reality – interview with Teun Vonk

“The culture of images might be harmful too. I want to make something where people can feel their body and they can focus on their physical existence.”

Europe through the eyes of a Finnish and a Hungarian girl – interview with Jenna Jalonen

“Language was the base idea, and we moved towards culture, stereotypes, isolation, communication” – Jenna Jalonen on the performance ‘Long Time No See!’

Trafó welcomes season 22 with new spaces – here are some visualizations

Trafó gets a metal skeleton, with insulation, covering and wood panels getting on it, most of them being prepared on the spot.

These three films can profoundly change audience’s view on dance – interview with Gábor Pintér

They liberated dancers from following the rhythm, the tonality, or the structure of music; everything exists on its own in the same space and time.

Creative Code Budapest: A community meetup in the Trafó for curious people

For creative coders, new media artists, pixel tinkerers, arduino masters, nerds, habitants of virtual and augmented realities and curious people.

Presenting All the Beauty of Vertical Dance

Strings will be important elements of the performance, both literally and metaphorically. We’d like the people in the audience to discover common threads…

Budapest opens festival season in Europe – 39. Spring Festival launches on 5 April

“We are the Budapest Spring Festival”, says executive director Csaba Káel. Franz Liszt, Russian culture and the 100-year-old Bauhaus in the spotlight.

It’s always a good sign when language is on the move – interview with Kinga Tóth about her performance show

It’s not like a poem reciting event with background projection and music. For me, all these forms are equal and juxtaposed, I’m creating a “living text body” from their mixture. – Kinga Tóth is preparing for her performance show in the Trafó.

Women and men on stage play roles, I went for the individual – interview with choreographer Andrea Mészöly

“I have a recurring dream where I’m roaming around in a house. I always discover new rooms, but somehow I am already aware of them before going in for the first time…” – Choreographer Andrea Mészöly reveals how the dream became a dance show on stage.

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