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Introduction

Choreographer and dancer Noémi Kulcsár began her carrier as a dance artist in Hamburg and München. She has been working as a freelance dancer and choreographer in Hungary as of 2005. She was a member of the Badora Company at the Géza Gárdonyi Theatre in Eger, Hungary between 2008 and 2013, and received the Viktor Fülöp Scholarship in 2013.

 

She has created many different dance pieces at the Géza Gárdonyi Theatre in Eger, along with works for the annual Jewish Summer Festival, for the Győri Ballet, Miskolc Ballet, and also for the Hungarian State Opera. In 2012 she founded her own company, Kulcsár Noémi Tellabor, an experimental workshop of contemporary dance and ballet, which bases its productions on classical ballet, but also uses elements of modern dance. The company is not a fixed ensemble, rather a collective of returning artists, whose joint works reflect youthful vigor, honoring classical dance traditions, but also searching for new dance forms. This is why Tellabor productions always show a connection with other art genres as well. 

As of 2011 she has been a teacher of modern dance at the Hungarian Dance Academy, where she became head of the Modern Dance Department in 2014.

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About the Company

The Kulcsár Noémi Tellabor dance company was founded in 2012 by freelance dancer and choreographer Noémi Kulcsár who regularly works with different dance companies in Hungary and abroad. Tellabor – a play on the words ‘ballet’ and ‘laboratory’ – is an experimental workshop of contemporary dance and ballet, which bases its productions on classical dance forms, but also uses elements of modern dance. The company is not a fixed ensemble, but rather a collective of returning artists whose joint works reflect youthful vigor, respect for dance traditions, but also a desire to create new fusions of different art genres and ballet.

The company’s Garden (2012) and Body Building (2013) pieces were based on a dialogue between modern dance, media art

and video art, Tale (2014) was a bold experiment with the contemporary classical music of Hungarian composer Péter Eötvös, while later productions included a pop art adaptation of an infamous Nabokov novel (LOLITA, 2016), an experiment with Ancient Greek mythology and traditional Japanese Noh theatre (Prometheus, 2017), and large ensemble stagings of two Shakespearean comedies (A Midsummer Night’s Eve, 2017 and Much Ado About Nothing, 2019). The company also have created pieces for younger audiences (The Carnival of Animals, 2020 and Santa, the Merry, 2020), and their newest work aimed at mature audiences is SILVER SWAN (2020). Tellabor continues to work during the coronavirus pandemic, so its members are preparing for their next premier in 2021.

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