Košice Artist in Residence/Ziggurat Project

Košice Artist in Residence/Ziggurat Project



We organize 2 to 3 months long residencies always as an international artists residency. Either international artists come and stay in Košice or the Slovak artists travel abroad to our partner organizations. We always have some guest artists. The audience here is not that used to alternative forms of art, so this helps broadening their horizon of art experience. The idea is to create a dance performance not limited to a specific time frame. In three hours long performance slots the audience can freely choose how much
time they want to spend with which performance or choreographic installation. It is great that the local public can see artists from abroad and to learn about the contemporary dance in Hungary. First of all I acquired a lot of new experience during the selection process of dancers from Košice. It was inspiring to see their excitement from the very first moment. They really wanted to take part in this. It certainly helps local artists to grow. The exchange is a very enriching experience – we can see the skill level of dance companies from Hungary and compare it with the local ones. Thanks to the exchange, we can also establish future cooperation. I think that after holding the title
European Capital of Culture, Košice became more open. Also with regard to the growing
attendance at similar events, the public interest in alternative art is evident. No doubt that culture is important for any city because it brings development. Not just the development of culture environment but society as such.

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