September 23., 2014.
Newsletter No. 1

We are happy to announce that dunaPart3 – Hungarian Showcase of Contemporary Performing Arts is on its way. The event will take place from the 2nd to the 8th of March 2015, with an extensive programme running from the 2nd to the 4th March and an intensive programme from the 5th to the 8th of March.

Three devoted Hungarian organisations, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, the Independent Performing Arts Association and the Hungarian Theatre Critics’ Association have joined forces to organise the event, which is a merge of the dunaPart platforms of 2008 and 2011 and of the Hungarian Showcase of 2013.

The programme will be curated by a board of theatre experts and critics (Beáta Barda, Lívia Fuchs, Tamás Jászay, Noémi Herczog, Csaba Králl and Andrea Tompa) and will be finalised by November 2014. Guests will have the opportunity to see the performances in their original environments with English surtitles or simultaneous translation.

Although the participating shows have not yet been selected, our aim is to include both theatre and dance performances in the programme with equal emphasis. Alongside the presentation of established independent theatre makers of international recognition as well as the upcoming generation, a strong and exciting emerging wave of Hungarian dancers and choreographers will also be presented. Our objective is to present the outstanding representatives of the independent Hungarian performing arts scene, to help them and the whole field in their further integration in the international professional network. With the narrowing opportunities for artistic development to be observed especially in the independent arts scene and especially in Hungary, it is the explicit ambition of the organisers to offer international and more diverse contexts to the artists and the other stakeholders in order to find new ways of development.

Guests participating in the extensive programme will have the opportunity to see two shows a day, will be able to take part in site visits, discussions and professional programmes with a special emphasis on the role of women in Hungarian theatre. The intensive programme will include four to five shows a day, further professional events in the mornings, opportunities to meet the artists and to get a more in-depth picture of the Hungarian independent performing arts scene.

Overseas guests and those who are able to devote a full week of their time are welcome to join us for both programmes running from the 2nd to the 8th March.

More information about the event will be provided in our upcoming newsletters.

The detailed programme, information about the registration process and accommodation will be gradually made available on the event’s official website:

If you have any question or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us via email:

Registration is already open, so please visit our website and register now for the event to receive immediate news about the evolving programme and other practical info.

Hope to see you in Budapest in March 2015!


Anikó RÁCZ
head of coordination

György SZABÓ
Trafó House of Contemporary Arts

Andrea TOMPA
Hungarian Theatre Critics’ Association

Adrienn ZUBEK
Independent Performing Arts Association