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.
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.
Gitta Nyolczas – project manager
Our project manager team member is Gitta Nyolczas, art manager. She attended the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in the field of business administration and management, then received her master degree at design- and art management (MOME). She joined us in 2021, and since then she is responsible for production assistant and project management duties.
Sára pallag – communication assistant
Sára Pallag graduated with honorary Master Degree at Comperative Literary and Cultural Studies in Eötvös Loránd University, specialized in gender studies. After graduation she started to work at the Pentaton Artist and Concert Management and in the Rózsavölgyi Szalon. From 2018 to 2022 she worked as a project manager at Pro Progressione, where among others she organised the cultural programs of the Bridge of Freedom in 2019 and other festivals, leaded domestic productions, and working as a manager of the umbrella organisation and international projects. At present she is the production manager of Willany Leó Improvisation Dance Theatre and communication assistant at the Ladder Art Company.
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HUF (MKB Bank):
Bank account holder: Létra Kulturális Egyesület
Bank account holder: Ladder Art Company – Létra Kulturális Egyesület
IBAN: BE68 9671 1174 1134
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