Eva Duda

Artistic director
Choreographer, Stage director
Imre Zoltán and Harangozó Gyula Award-winning artist

She graduated from the Hungarian Dance Academy as a choreographer in Budapest, and later she studied stage directing at the University of Arts, Targu-Mures. She started her career at the age of 22, and during several years of freelance, she worked with different dance companies and groups in Hungary. Being a very curious, many-sided artist, she is a well known choreographer of making various theater performances, impressive operas, musicals and movies too.
She founded her independent ensemble in 2009, under the name Eva Duda Dance Company, and the very first debut perfomance Lunatika received the Lábán Rudolf-Award. Among her most decisive contemporary dance performances are Faun, Overdose, Breathe!, and also the first hungarian dance-new circus show: Virtus, or the play: Frida, which is about the life of the cultic painter. She is always looking for new ways of making theatre or dance, some of her works are quite experimental, and all are very different from each other.
Beside working in Budapest, she also operates in other cities of Hungary, and abroad: several times in the Czech Republic, Austria and Romania. She worked in all significant Budapest’s leading theaters: she was a frequent guest artist at the Budapest Operett Theater, and she is a returning creator of the large-scale (4000 seats) performances at Szeged Open Air Theater, where she produced more than 10 productions.
The two Walt Disney shows presented in Hungary are made by her, the Beauty and the Beast and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, and she made the choreography for the popular Presgurvic-musical, Romeo and Juliet, which is over 500 shows.
She is a guest teacher at several art schools both home and abroad, also at the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest and at the Hungarian Dance Academy. She is currently a board member of the Hungarian Choreographers Association.

STUDIES

2015 – Targu Mures, Romania – Teather Director – Master (MA)
1998-2001 Hungarian Dance Academy – Studies of Choreography (BA)
1999-2013 National and International workshops among others : Budapest, Wienna, Kologne,
Stuttgart, Paris, New York, Ljubljana, Brussels, Deltebre
1997-1998 Budapest Contemporary Dance School
1985-1997 Szeged Dance School for young students, jazz and classical ballet

AWARDS, PRIZES:

2018 Honthy Prize – for the Best Creator of the Year 2017 by Budapest Operetta Theater
2010  Best Choreographer of the Year Award 2010 
2010  Rudolf Laban Prize for the performance Lunatika 
2009  Gyula Harangozó Prize
2006 Fringe Festival – for performance Trans
2006 7th Solo Dance Festival Best Performance prize for Take it Easy
2005  Zoltan Imre Award
2001 Viktor Fülöp Scholarship

CONTEMPORARY DANCE WORKS for EVA DUDA DANCE COMPANY

2017 FRIDA – ATRIUM THEATRE BUDAPEST
2016 BREATHE! – TRAFO HOUSE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS, BUDAPEST
2014 FLASHBACK – Pictures of an Exhibition – NATIONAL DANCE THEATRE, BUDAPEST
2013 VIRTUS – TRAFO HOUSE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS, BUDAPEST
2012 AFTER – MU THEATRE, BUDAPEST
2011 RUMBLE – TRAFO HOUSE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS, BUDAPEST
2010 OVERDOSE (LABIRYNTH) – MU THEATRE, BUDAPEST
2011 CREDO – NATIONAL DANCE THEATRE, BUDAPEST
2010 STOP N GO – CLUB GÖDÖR
2010 FAUN – NATIONAL DANCE THEATRE, BUDAPEST
2009 LUNATIKA – MU THEATRE, BUDAPEST

CONTEMPORARY DANCE WORKS for DIFFERENT GROUPS AND COMPANIES:

2009 Carneval – at MERLIN THEATRE, BUDAPEST
2008 Plain – at MU THEATRE, BUDAPEST
2008 The Green Salon – at NATIONAL DANCE THEATRE, BUDAPEST
2007 The Unknown, BETHLEN THEATRE, BUDAPEST
2007 Arena, BETHLEN THEATRE, BUDAPEST
2006 Inverz – at MU THEATRE,BUDAPEST
2006 Trans – at MERLIN THEATRE, BUDAPEST
2006 Take it Easy, MU Theatre, 7th SOLO DANCE FESTIVAL
2005 Powder – at the STUDIO THEATRE OF OPERETT, BUDAPEST
2004 Bite of Flash – at TRAFO HOUSE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS, BUDAPEST
2003 The Wonderer – at MERLIN THEATRE, BUDAPEST

CHOREOGRAPHY FOR PLAYS, MUSICALS, OPERAS:

2017 Hunchback of Notre Dame – the musical – Budapest Operett Theatre
2016 Tabu Collection – experimental costume show -Trafó house of Contemorary Arts
2015 The Comedy of Errors – comedy -Szeged Open Air Theatre
2015 Beauty and the Beast– the Disney musical – National Theatre Romania, Timisuara
2014 Rigoletto – opera – Miskolc National Theatre
2014 Das Ballhaus – dramatic dance theatre – Schauspilhaus Graz
2013 Gone with the Wind – musical – Budapest Operett Theatre
2012 Pinocchio – a play with music – Katona József Theatre
2012 Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci– opera – Szeged Open Air Theatre
2012 They shoot horses, dont they? – drama- Comedy Theatre, Budapest
2011 Romeo and Juliet –drama – Comedy theatre, Budapest
2011 Lohengrin – opera – MÜPA, Budapest
2010 Carmen – opera – Szeged Open Air Theatre
2010 Fiddler on the Roof – musical – Comedy Theatre, Budapest
2009 Romeo and Juliet – musical -Ion Dacian Theatre, Bucarest, Romania
2008 Midsummer’s night Dream – musical – Budapest Operett Theatre
2007 Graffin Marcia – operett – Szeged Open Air Theatre
2006 West Side Story – musical – Debreceni Csokonai Theatre
2006 Bánk-Bán – opera – Szeged Open Air Theatre
2006 Rudolf – musical – Budapest Operett Theatre
2006 Chicago – musical  – Szolnoki Szigligeti Theatre
2005 Turandot – dramatic dance theatre – Új Theatre, Budapest
2005 Beauty and the Beast– the Disney musical  – Budapest Operett Theatre
2004 Hello, again?! – musical – Budapest Operett Theatre
2004 Romeo and Juliette – the Presgurvic musical – Budapest Operett Theatre
2002 Cabaret – musical – Budapest Operett Theatre
2001 The Devil – drama – Merlin Theatre Budapest
2000 All of Shakespeare – comedy – Merlin Theatre Budapest
1999 Les Contes d’Hoffmann – opera – Szeged Open Air Theatre

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