Why don’t you browse the list of our favourite contemporary art events at Trafó House Of Contemporary Arts Budapest in March 2022?

Contemporary dance: Through Light

The first week of March starts with a replay of Through Light. Máté Mészáros, his dancers and the light tubes create a multi-station light installation – a gallery space in constant movement – in the Great Hall. Watch the trailer!

Performance art: Unannounced 

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Norwegian artist Heine Avdal and Japanese artist Yukiko Shinozaki create their curious and formative performances with the help and support of the Belgian team Fieldworks. Unannounced does not begin on stage but in the lobby when visitors get invited to join a guided tour of the building. Watch the trailer!

Contemporary dance: The Fading of the Marvellous

Canadian dancer-turned-choreographer Catherine Gaudet will be performing for two nights in The Fading of the Marvellous, a strange swirling universe choreographed on five naked bodies. It’s hard to put this animal instinct into words, be sure to watch the video promo!

Contemporary dance: Twosome 2.0

On the last day of March, the dancers of Central Europe Dance Theatre get choreographed by Máté Mészáros. This time he explores pair relations, human connections, as we seem to be together with others, yet we are alone together. We are together, Twosome 2.0Watch the trailer!

Contemporary dance: Outsiders

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Also, you can see Viktor Szeri’s Outsiders for one night only in March. Moving on the border between performing and visual arts, the choreographer explores, through 4 dancers of different ages and physicalities, whether the breaking down of walls or the constant shifting of frames increases the space for movement? What if this is just the beginning of the formation of new barriers to be torn down? Take a look here!

Contemporary music events at Trafó House Of Contemporary Arts Budapest

Trafó has two concerts lined up for this month: the first weekend in March will see the arrival of Rian Treanor, an Englishman at the intersection of club music, experimental electronica and computer music, and Gábor Lázár with his new album Boundary Object and its sharply fractured soundscape. Listen to it here!

And on the last weekend of the month, the stage will be taken by a big name, a 19-piece contemporary big band: the Nart Orchestra led by Ádám Meggyes. Jazz and hip-hop merge on stage with dozens of saxophonists, trumpeters and trombonists, backed by a DJ and rhythm section. Listen here!

Contemporary theatre

And for those who want to pick their repertoire, the jukebox has KELETAfterparty, and of course, don’t forget the Willany Leó Impro Nights at Trafó!

Contemporary arts events at Trafó House Of Contemporary Arts Budapest

Also on view at Trafó Gallery, all month is the group exhibition Moving a Mountain in Six Acts, which focuses on the relationship between the natural landscape and bodies. The exhibiting artists are Lida Abdul, Ouassila Arras, Andrea Eva Győri, Camille Henrot, Kapwani Kiwanga, Maria Laet, curated by Liberty Adrien: take a look here!

The exhibition gets accompanied by a discussion and screening of Marguerite Duras Evening – Femmes cinéastes at the French Institute on 8 March and a guided tour at Trafó on 25 March.  

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