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THE NEW DANCE CENTER offers a merged experience of versatility in a company-like environment, under the direction of TÍMEA MADAY KINGA and ELISA INSALATA.
TÍMEA MADAY KINGA
Tímea started as a folk dancer, by studying at the department of folk dance and stage dance of the Hungarian Dance Academy. She spent almost 9 years abroad and as of today she is one of the defining figures of Hungarian contemporary dance art. From 2002 she studied and worked at P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studio), founded by the world-famous Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker of the Rosas Company. She worked with David Hernandez, and was a founding member of Hofesh Shechter Dance Company. She started working for Cirque du Soleil's performance 'Zaia' in 2007 as a character dancer.
After completing her studies abroad, she was invited to festivals as a performer and choreographer: London Resolution Festival, EDIT International Dance Film Fesztivál, Trafó Színház - Inspiráció Fesztivál, OZORA, Sziget Fesztivál, Solo Dance and Duo International Festival Prague, 20-20 Interarts' solo festival of Montreal. She worked with Balázs Kovalik, Andrzej Bubien and Falk Richter. She teaches Aikido partnering, repertoire, performing arts and release techniques. In 2011 she was awarded the Viktor Fülöp Dance Scholarship and in 2020 she received the "best female dancer" award. In recent years, she has been a regular guest at foreign projects and schools, where she also works as a creative teacher and lecturer (P.A.R.T.S., PARTS Summer School, CCN- Balett de Lorranie , Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen, ect.). She is the founder of the Foundation for Contemporary Dance Art and the managing director of COTEDA Nonprofit Kft. She is a founding member of the Gangaray Artistic Program professional creative workshop, the Bethlen Dance Workshop intensive summer development program, and the G.I.T.T. improvisational dance theatre as well. For the past 10 years, she was the principal dancer of Gangaray Dance Company.
Best Contemporary Female dancer of Hungary 2020
Best performer award - XXII. International Contemporary Festival 2020
Best Choreography – Short waves Festival 2012
Best Choreography - XV. International Dance Festival Veszprém - 2012
Fülöp Viktor Scholarship winner of Best Contemporary Female Dancer of Hungary 2011
Fringe Best Choreographer award 2011
Elisa Insalata was born in Turin, Italy. At the early stages of her dance education she studied ballet at Studio Danza Narcisa and later at Liceo Coreutico Teatro Nuovo Torino. At age 15, she became a student of the John Cranko School in Stuttgart, Germany, where she graduated 3 years later. During this time she got the chance to dance at the AI09 of the Canadian National Ballet School in Toronto, participated in numerous performances of the Stuttgart Ballet and performed pieces of choreographers such as Hans Van Manen and Eric Gauthier, which choreographed on her and some fellow students. After graduation, she joined the professional program of the Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France, where she later became a member of the Cannes Jeune Ballet. Here she studied more styles and techniques, especially more contemporary dance with great teachers such as Monet Robier, daughter of Rosella Hightower. She also got to perform all around France and Italy and choreographed her very first piece. She later joined Eko Dance Project of Pompea Santoro, in Turin, where she learned and danced extracts of Mats Ek's repertoire and got to choreograph again. In 2014, she was hired by Theater Hof, Germany, as a member of the ballet company. In the 5 years she worked in Hof, she danced in many operas, operettas, musicals and ballets, often in solistic roles and as principal role in the "Sacre du Printemps" of Stravinsky, choreographed by director Barbara Buser. Here she also developed her choreographic style by creating new pieces each year for the company. In 2019, she joined Székesfehérvári Ballet Színház as a soloist dancer. In this company she danced many contemporary pieces mainly by Attila Egerházi and also "Whim" by Alexander Ekman. In her second season with the company, she also became assistant/ballet master and choreographed for the dancers.
Since 2021 she is a freelance dancer, choreographer and ballet master based in Budapest, where she worked and works mostly with companies like Gangaray Dance Company, Badora Dance Company, Pr-Evolution Dance Company.
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