Emese Kovács

Hungarian dancer based in Budapest. She is founding and permanent member of multidisciplinary site-sensitive company Ziggurat Project. After studying at Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy she received her degree at Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (CZ) in dance and movement theatre in 2016. She spent half year in Brussels at dance studio Danscentrumjette on a traineeship. She has cooperated among others with Philippe Genty Company (FR), Zero Ballet Company (HU), choreographers Tereza Vejsada Leopoldová & Lukáš Leopold (CZ), Batarita (HU), Márta Ladjánszki (HU) and Greenmy Tong (HK) and musicians/composers as Miroslav Tóth (SK), Paul Yip (HK) and Ingrid Hölzl (AUT). She is permanent guest artist of the Czech company Orbita. In 2013 she was a scholarship holder of Batarita Dance Company, in 2016 resident artist of L1 Association, from 2017 member of L1 Association. In 2018 she was supported by Zoltán Imre Program for young dancers. She has attended numerous residencies as in CCDC Hongkong, Visegrad Fund residency at KAIR (Košice), at Nástupište 1-12 (Topoľčany), Rezidance (Komařice) etc. Her long-term research interest as a maker is objectification and subjectivity of the human body, her pieces dealing with this topic: this thing here is complex (and good to be sold), Bunny Wants to Die, Fragile, Little Magic Box of Harmony, Too Much.