Artist manager, producer and cultural manager, Brigitta Kovács dedicates her work to support emerging artists in developing their career, finding collaborators, funding, presentation opportunities locally and internationally. She holds a Management degree from Corvinus University Budapest, a Marketing Master degree from VU University Amsterdam and worked as the COO of Style Communications branding agency in Budapest for 3 years. She has been working in the performing arts sector since 2016, with a strong international focus. She works with individual artists and art collectives, such as Beatrix Simkó, Hungary Live Foundation, Ladder Art Company, Sebastián Cortés, Ziggurat Project. In 2019 she was selected in the SuSy Cultural Management program of Workshop Foundation; and as a participant of IETM Campus, and in 2021 she has become a CEC ArtsLink fellow. She’s been involved in several international networks and programs, such as Tandem Europe, IETM, Bosch Alumni Network, Visegrad Grant projects, Erasmus+. She has been working as a producer and production manager of Ladder Art Company since 2018, and is the project manager of the International Theatre Workshop Forum.
actor, director, actor-trainer,
artistic director of Ladder Art company and the International Theatre Workshop Forum
After graduating at the University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest (BA and MA in Acting), he worked as an actor on a wide variety of performance styles in Hungary, then moved to London and studied actor training at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (MA Actor Training and Coaching). Spending 2 years in France, he worked with Leandre Ribera, world-famous catalan clown, and attended several actor training workshops and courses in Europe and the US.
In 2016 he founded Ladder Art Company, and started his own work creating physical theatre performances as a director, performer, and circus practitioner. He is also a researcher of psycho-physical theatre approaches with the emphasis of Jerzy Grotowski and Michael Chekhov.
Esztella Levko is a professionally trained actress. She received a BA degree in European Theater Arts from Rose Bruford College, London and she studied in Moscow at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (ВГИК). After completing her studies, she worked with several major European theater companies. She is the founder and board member of the Hungary L!ve Art Foundation, founded in 2019. The biggest project of the foundation is the Hungary L!ve Festival NYC, which is a theater festival that showcases critically acclaimed works of Hungarian theater in New York. Esztella has been leading physical theatre trainings for over 10 years in Hungary and abroad. In recent years she has held trainings in Slovakia, Poland, Japan, Italy, and in the United States.Along with her acting and teaching career, she completed a master's degree in cultural anthropology at Eötvös Loránd University. Her dissertation studies on the Iranain underground theater and dance scene.
Gábor Viktor Kozma – Freelance Actor, Acting Coach, Doctorate student
Gábor graduated at the University of Arts in Tîrgu-Mureș, Romania. Recently he is researching psychophysical actor training methods as a part of his doctorate studies there. He is a member of the International Suzuki Company of Toga. He has the scholarship position in the Scholarship Program 2018-2021 of the Hungarian Academy of Arts. From 2019 Gábor is an assistant teacher at the University of Babeş-Bolyai at Cluj-Napoca, Romania at the Hungarian Theatre and Film Department. He is a co-artistic director of the Chance of the Hunter ensamble. For further information, please feel free to visit his website: www.gaborviktorkozma.com
project assistant, programme organizer
Lili Melánia Kárpáti graduated in Hungarian literature – Theatre specialization from University of Pécs Faculty of Humanities in 2011, and got her Master degree as Theatre Expert at Károli Gáspár Reformed Church in Hungary in 2014.
In 2016 she spent her international internship at Art and Present Foundation, at XXIII. Crossroads International Meeting of Live Arts festival in Warsaw, Poland.
Since 2017 she constantly works on the contemporary dance and living art field as a cultural worker and manager. She started her career at Workshop Foundation in 2017, and then worked for Eva Duda Dance Company as a production manager.
Currently she works as a freelancer cultural manager and programme organizer. She works with individual artists such as Tamara Zsófia Vadas, Levente Lukács, Réka Rácz, Attila Rónai, and she is a staff member of different independent organizations and companies, as Flying Bodies and Willany Leó Improvisational Dance Theatre. She is responsible for online communication (website) and financial administration in the team of Workshop Forum.
Lilla Turjányi graduated in tourism and catering at the Corvinus University of Budapest in 2021. Her thesis discusses the role of contemporary dance art in cultural tourism. Now she works with Workshop Foundation - that is supporting and organizing contemporary dance life based in Budapest. Her role is to manage events, courses and dance classes; communicating with the members of several projects and administrating. She is the assistant of Brigitta Kovács production manager. In the team of the Workshop Forum she belongs to the communication crew.