Ladder Art Company

Ladder Art Company is an emerging art company based in Budapest, Hungary. We have been organizing cultural events, workshops and collaborations between artists working in different areas of art, and producing theatre productions since our establishment in 2016. Our purpose is to encourage responsibility, consciousness, acceptance, open-mindedness, and supportive way of life through artistic projects.

In our performances, we combine new circus, clowning, physical-, movement- and visual theatre elements, which go beyond classical theatre genres, with the aim of creating a special world that attracts the attention of our audience to innovative theatrical concepts and contemporary art forms. We believe that theatrical tools have a social-forming power. That is why we take great emphasis on choosing themes and issues that affect a broader section of society. Our projects are gaining professional recognition, we have been touring in several national and international festivals (Valley of Arts Hunggary, Infinite Dance Festival Oradea, Voila! Europe London, Istanbul Fringe Festival, Bergen Fringe Festival).

As well as creating productions, our association plays a significant role in the further training of national and Europian theatre profession. We organize training opportunities for theatre professionals and amateurs with the involvement of international teachers, we lead theatre courses and participate in international educational and research projects. Our motivation is to support the acquisition and raise the consciousness of established expertise and techniques for a new generation of actors, performers, and theatre practitioners.

In the framework of our Theatre Master Courses project, we have been organizing 12 workshops in Budapest, inviting internationally acclaimed teachers and practitioners (Ian Morgan, Oleg Zukovsky, Vladimir Granov, Gretchen Egolf, Joan Catala). In the summer of 2021, we implemented the first International Theatre Workshop Forum with the participation of leading teachers from the Polish Gardzienice Centre for Theatre Practices and the SITI Company in New York, among others. The event also included a two-day conference, the Environmental Weekend, with talks and presentations on climate change and environmental issues.

In 2022-23 we lead the InPerTrain international Erasmus+ research project in the field of performing arts. This program is an innovation in the performer’s training practices on individual performer training structures and methodologies.

Team

Mátyás Marofka – artistic director & vice president

Artistic director of Ladder Art Company, director and performer of Awakening, Matyas Marofka, is an actor, coach, director, aerial acrobat in circus arts.A student of the Michael Chekhov International Academy in Berlin, Leandre Ribera is a collaborator of the world-famous Catalan clown. After studying acting (MA Acting at University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest), and learning actor-training (MA Actor Training and Coaching at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London), worked as an actor in wide variety of theatre shows in Hungary, before founding Ladder Art Company. He is also a researcher and teacher of psycho-physical actor training approaches and physical theatre practices. (www.matyasmarofka.com)

Brigitta Kovács – production manager

Brigitta is a producer and cultural manager, based in Budapest, Hungary, but has a great focus on international co-productions and cultural projects. As an artist manager she provides support for individual artists and collectives alike, to develop their career, find collaborators, funding, and presentation opportunities both locally and internationally. She’s been involved in several international networks and programs, such as Tandem Europe, IETM, Bosch Alumni Network, Visegrad Grant projects, Erasmus+. In 2021 she became a CEC ArtsLink fellow. Besides her work with the artists, she has a strong focus on the development of the contemporary performing arts scene as a whole, and takes part in several initiatives and projects that serve this mission. Besides Ladder Art Company, Brigitta is working on a regular basis with Beatrix Simkó choreographer, Workshop Foundation and Hungary Live Arts Foundation. Brigi Kovács is the production manager of Ladder Art Company since 2018.

Abigél Juhász – project manager

Emese Csoba- project assistant

Emese graduated from Corvinus University of Budapest with an excellent degree in Communication and Media Science. During her studies she spent a semester as an exchange student at the Nottingham Trent University in England, where she broadened her academic knowledge in Film Production and TV History. Now, she works as a project assistant to Brigitta Kovács production manager and she is in charge of managing the social media sites of Ladder Art Company. She helps with several different projects such as the International Theatre Workshop Forum, tour management and administrative tasks as well.

Creative team

Ádám Boncz

Mondays for Future

Máté Czakó

Mondays for Future, Ab Ovo

Krisztián Kiliti

Awakening

Adrián Kovács

Awakening

Balázs Kulcsár

Awakening

Fanni Lakos

Mondays for Future

Leandre Ribera

Ab Ovo

Ákos Lengyel

Awakening

Esztella Levko

Mondays for Future

Aletta Lokodi

Mondays for Future

Mátyás Major

Mondays for Future

Ádám Munkácsi

Mondays for Future

Sári O. Horváth

Mondays for Future, Ab Ovo

Marcell Pető

Ab Ovo

Zsuzsa Szőke

Awakening, Mondays for Future

Victor Morato Ribera

Awakening

Aliz Győri

photographer

Luca Molnár

graphic designer

Sara Pallag

website

Mirabell Kirkland

InPerTrain

Gábor Viktor Kozma

InPerTrain

Katalin Gordos

InPerTrain

Anna Seress

InPerTrain

Support us!

If you would like to support our mission, You can do this via bank transfer to the following bank account. In the message field, please indicate “DONATION”. Your support matters! 

HUF (MBH Bank):
Bank account holder: Létra Kulturális Egyesület
Bankszámlaszám: 10103104-80275400-01004009

EUR (Wise):
Bank account holder: Ladder Art Company – Létra Kulturális Egyesület
BIC: TRWIBEB1XXX
IBAN: BE68 9671 1174 1134
Wise’s address: Avenue Louise 54, Room S52 Brussels 1050 Belgium

Thank you!

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