Bridging Barriers Live Showcase

@ Trafó

2400 HUF | Student: 1900 HUF
two days: 3500 HUF
During the 4 days of the international poetry slam festival, The Guest of Honor is none other than the founding father of the genre, Marc Kelly Smith from Chicago and a small spoken word team led by him, the Chicago’s Speak Easy Ensemble 2018. They will work together in a 3-day workshop series with poets coming from the Visegrad4 countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary), along with young slam poets representing Serbia, Macedonia and the Ukraine. 
This American-European collaboration will present a unique, multilingual showcase with the title „Bridging Barriers”, as the culminating result of the intensive workshop sessions. 

This day is dedicated to performances at Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, with special solo and team performances by famous foreign and Hungarian poets as well.

Programme:
19:00 Showcase by Hungarian slammers
Péter Mészáros, Bence Bárány, Bence Galló, Márton Munding, Péter Maier

Chicago's Speak Easy Ensemble: Marc Kelly Smith, Nate Smith, Bailey Castle, Joel Chmara, Eli Bensusan
Goran Zivkovic (Serbia)
Elena Brendjova (Macedonia)
Tomas Straka (Slovakia)
Anna Kalfas aka Rudka Zydel (Poland)
Vaclav Sindelar aka Anatol Svahilec (Czech)
Pavlo Korobchuk (Ukraine)
Marton Simon (Hungary)
Special assistance: Mr Zurg & Yopo (France)

Highlight performer: Mwende “FreeQuency” Katwiwa - 2018 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion.

Partners and sponsors:
International Visegrad Fund 
US Embassy Budapest Hungary - Funding provided by the United States Government 
Trafó House of Contemporary Arts 
Anker’t Budapest 
Tilos Cultural Foundation
Slovak Institute Budapest 
Austrian Cultural Forum
Finnagora Hungary 
StreamOn.hu
Tilos Cultural Foundation
Citizens Association „Poezin” (Serbia) 
Association of Citizens - Theater Workshop Prilep (Macedonia) 
Public Organization Artistic Council Dialogue (Ukraine) 
literarnyklub.sk Civil Association (Slovakia) 
Detour Production z.s. (Czech Republic) 
CultureAction Foundation (Poland)


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