STELLA dance&tech

professional conference

Free entrance

The aim of the conference is to gather both professionals and audience members interested in the possibilities of merging the fields of movement and new technologies. Participants will listen to relevant Artistic Case Studies from artists and collaborators around the V4 region and a ‘Roundtable discussion’ around how these crossovers could contribute to audience development, new creations and innovations in the V4 region.

The conference can be visited offline and online (via Zoom) as well.
Those arriving at 4:30 pm to Trafo Klub can network and between 4-5:00 pm guests can also visit an interactive installation connecting to the topic of the conference.
Online visitors can join in from 4:50 pm via Zoom.

Speakers of the conference will include:

Andrea Kovács (HU) - art manager, curator of Trafó House of Contemporary Arts’ smART! program series and co-curator of Zsolnay Light Festival
Nina Kov (HU) - choreographer, drone-choreographer and movement director, a 2016 recipient of the New Europe 100 award, and choreographed Kristof Deák’s 2017 Oscar® winning short film “Mindenki” (Sing)
Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka (PL) - curator, international project manager of WRO Center (Wroclaw), curatorial director of media art at the Sapporo International Art Festival in Japan
Brigitta Bödenauer (AT) –  experimental filmmaker, installation artist and electronic musician
IP Group (PL) - interdisciplinary artistic collective from Wroclaw
Michal Mitro (SK/CZ) - visual artist, composer and performer
Attila Szász (HU) - software engineer

Lucia Dubačová (SK) - founding director of Sensorium Festival
Michal Hladký (SK) - director of Creative Industry Košice, organizer of Art & Tech Days
Márta Ladjánszki (HU) - dancer, choreographer, artistic vice president of L1 Association
Ágnes Bakk, Bálint Márk Turi (HU) - from Zip-Scene Conference

STELLA (Somatic Tech Live LAb) is a long-term project initiated by Ziggurat Project, that aims to create an international cooperation between professionals (from the fields of performing arts, visual and media arts and technology) who work on the development of the field of movement and technology in the V4 region. This conference is part of the first edition of STELLA’s dance&tech program series that takes place on 7-9th of November 2020 at Trafó in Budapest also including workshops (here and here), performances and other forms of professional exchange.

The project is co- financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.

Co-production partner of the event: Trafó House of Contemporary Arts

Partners: Workshop Foundation, KristofLab

Implementation: Ziggurat Project (legal representative: Platform Association)

Project partners: Creative Industry Košice (Slovakia), Art and Research Foundation om – Organisms and Machines in Culture (Poland), Orbita (Czech Republic)

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Box Office opening hours:
  • Main hall performance days: 5 pm - 10 pm
  • studio and club performance days: 5 pm - 8:30 pm
  • other days: 5pm - 8 pm
Trafó Gallery opening hours:
  • From Tuesday till Sunday: 4pm-7pm.
  • Main Hall performance days: 4pm-10pm.
  • Closed on Mondays.
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