Creative Crossroads Cycle One 2023–2024

Imre Vass

Imre Vass is an independent performing artist, dancer and choreographer, based in Budapest. “I host environments for a non-harmful exploration of the comfort zone, to overcome the uncomfortable while tuning, training and sharpening the muscles of attention. Playing with expectations, flirting with ambiguities and obvious choices while swerving away from the mainstream I intend to liberate energies of the participants of the event (both performers and spectators). For me dance helps to gain mobility and flexibility both in body and mind, the choreographic framework provides a platform to palpate stiffness and blockages of physical, psychological and social bodies with the promise of mobilizing the stagnant and grounding the unstable.

Imre is currently working on the project RELAX, to be premiered in November at Trafó House of Contemporary Arts in Budapest. RELAX is a performance but also an artistic and choreographic research in search for a common practice, a specific way of being together through different techniques and formats related to relaxation and stress management. Besides, he is playing his repertoire pieces: in_form, the Lábán Rudolf and Péter Halász award winner Game changer, and PERSONAL TRAINER. In 2024 he will articulate his artistic interest and voice through research, while he will keep on unfolding artworks and satellite events from the project RELAX.

Take a look at his Website.

Hi Imre! What is your plan for your residency in Zagreb?

“During my stay at Plesni centar Tala I will be busy researching and articulating my solo dance performance practice. In this period of my life and career there is too much thinking and worrying so I will just simply lose myself to dance. I will embrace a prolific attitude and hopefully I won't be ashamed of mixing various approaches to improvisation and dance. From deep dreaming to shamanic journeying, from authentic movement to lyrical dance I will do my best to attract DANCE to show up. And of course all the fruits of my labour will be double checked by the heart meridian.”