Our yearly summer festival's biggest aim is to bring renowned teachers and choreographers to
GANGARAY STUDIO, which is located in Budapest, in the heart of Eastern Europe.
We invite outstanding artists, who have been working with world-famous companies, to provide young talents and emerging dancers with an amazing time, an intensive physical training and an insight into the field of professional dance.
We believe that this year we can finally be together to create a workshop where all participants are ensured to receive not only a high-quality education, but an unforgettable experience, as well.
We can't wait to see you at our first edition in 2021.
JOIN US today to feel the power of dance!
I . WEEK
WEEK OF RISING SUN
TÍMEA MADAY KINGA
GANGARAY REPERTOIRE / RISING SUN
BYE -BYE PARTY
RELEASE THE BEAST
II . WEEK
WEEK OF SHREDS
EULALIA AYGUADE FARRO
TÍMEA MADAY KINGA
GANGARAY REPERTOIRE / SHREDS
BYE -BYE PARTY
HOW TO APPLY
CHOOSE your week OR weeks!
Fill out the online registration form. / Please make sure to answer all the questions /
Complete your registration!
Please keep in mind that finalizing your registration includes transferring the amount of your chosen week’s fee to our account.
After a successful transaction, your place at the workshop is secured.
Due to our waiting list if we don't receive your payment in time, we cannot hold your spot, unfortunately.
The DEADLINE for registration of your chosen week
26.07.2021 - if you apply for week of RISING SUN and/or week of SHREDS in August.
We accept Euro and HUF too.
In case we need to cancel Gangaray Summer 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop fees will be refunded.
We have a limited space up to maximum 26 participants per week!
NOTE that the organization will always respect the order of the registrations!
In order to ensure you place at the workshop, we suggest you to register as soon as possible!
40 % OFF
GRAB IT AND HAVE IT
If you choose only one week from the entire workshop, the fee
INSTEAD OF 300 €
NOW YOU CAN GRAB IT FOR A TOTAL OF 180 €
If you choose two weeks from the entire workshop, the fee
INSTEAD OF 500 €
NOW YOU CAN GRAB IT FOR A TOTAL OF 330 €
We are more than happy to receive your registration and meet you in person soon!
However, we are aware that there might be a few of you who can’t attend the workshop because of any personal reasons.
Keep in mind that your deposit fee cannot be refunded!
If you decide to cancel your registration, we kindly ask you to inform us
in an e-mail as soon as possible!
As we have potential participants on our waiting list, we need your cooperation so that we are able to offer your spot to someone else, who is just waiting for the chance to registrate.
IN CASE WE NEED TO CANCEL GANGARAY SUMMER 2021 DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE REFUNDED.
Thank you very much for your understanding!
What is included in the price?
High-level daily training of internationally renowned teachers and choreographers coming from companies like Akram Khan, Cirque du Soleil, Rosas, Hofesh Shechter Company, Need Company, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Jan Fabre and many more.
Free entrance to all Gangaray performances
Intensive professional training from 10:00 until 19:30 every weekday
Daily lunch by Hummus Bar / choice of vegan or non-vegan menu
High-standard, unique and safe working environment
Free studio space for participants beyond the scheduled classes
An egalitarian cooperation among dancers, tutors and directors
We are all looking forward to meeting you at Gangaray's home!
In 1994, he graduated as a folk dancer, finishing his studies at the department of folk dance and stage dance of the Hungarian Dance Academy. He started his career in Mecsek Folk Dance Ensemble, later he became a member of Hungarian Festival Ballet, Experidance, Compagnie Pál Frenák, Strike Theatre, Budapest Dance Theatre and Miskolc Dance Theatre.
He has worked with several companies as a guest artist, he was invited to choreograph together with Tamás Juronics at Szeged Contemporary Dance Company.
He is a multiple winner of the Viktor Fülöp Scholarship.
He has been choreographing since 2002, in 2004 he founded his own company, Gangaray Dance Company.
In the fall of 2005, he started to work in MU Terminal as a teacher and professional manager, and he created many choreographies for their evening shows.
He is a well-known contemporary dance master, he regularly teaches his own technique at companies and schools throughout the country and at major dance courses of Budapest.
In 2007, he was awarded as The best male dancer of the season.
In 2010, he received the Gyula Harangozó Award, which was followed by the Imre Zoltán Award two years later.
Since 2006, he had been teaching as the permanent training leader at the Central Europe Dance Theatre for 7 years. Together with Tímea Maday Kinga, he is a founder of Gangaray Artistic Program.
Lali Ayguadé was born in Barcelona in 1980. She joined the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona, the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona for dance in 1996 and after a year, decided to train in PARTS (Belgium). In her fourth year, she created the solo “Silence” coached by Wim Vandekeybus.
After her training, she joined Publik Eye Company in Denmark, directed at that time by Carmen Mehnert. In 2003, Lali joined the Akram Khan Company as a full time member creating and performing in the productions: “Kaash”, “Ma”, “Bahok” (together with the National Ballet of China), “Vertical Road” and “Confluence” collaborating with Nitin Sawhney and Ricardo Nova. She has worked with Roberto Olivan (Enclave Dance Company) in the production “Homeland” and with Hofesh Shechter in the productions “In your rooms”, “Cult” and “The Art of not looking back”. She also worked with Marcos Morau from La Veronal (Spanish Dance National Award in 2013 as Best Choreographer) in the piece “Portland” and with the contemporary circus company Baró d’Evel with whom she performed “Mazut” and “Besties”. In 2005, Lali choreographed “Twice Read” together with the Slovak dancer and choreographer Anton Lachky (one of the founders of Les Slovaks dance collective). Between 2007 and 2009, she choreographed other small works with the acrobat and clown Joan Ramon Graell (director of Circus Association in Barcelona). In 2012, she created the trio “Little Me” with the Korean dancer Young Jin Kim and Joan Català for the Salmon Festival in Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona; and for the Ramon Llull’s anniversary, she created “Encontre” with Joan Català and Jordi Molina. In 2013, she created two short duets: “Incognito” and “Saba”. In 2015, she created her first full-length work with four performers, “Kokoro”, co-produced by Mercat de les Flors and Temporada. The following year, she co-created “De Camino al Otro” with the acrobat Julian Sicard. Lali is currently working on “iU an Mi” co-produced by Mercat de les Flors, Bolzano Danza Festival and Temporada Alta. In 2010, she was nominated as “Exceptional dancer” for the Critics awards of London, and in 2014 as “Best Creator”. In 2016, she was also nominated as “Best Dancer” for the “Recomana.cat” Critics awards in Barcelona. She starred the short movie “TIMECODE” which was awarded with the Palme d’Or at Festival de Cannes, the Goya Award, the Gaudi Award and was nominated at the Oscars 2016 among others. Lali shares her technique and the investigation linked to her creations around the world through workshops.
I base my work on exploring the abstraction of dance or movement and I place it into a concrete situation which converts into something more conceptual. It enables me to emphasize feelings and emotions of people on stage. Movement may seem very abstract, but as humans, we are using something very tangible, which is our body. The link between the realness and the unrealistic side of things is fundamental in my investigation. As performers, we have the opportunity to play with this thin line where nothing is completely one or another, so I create it in the bodies, but also spatially. Our bodies end up being small in the space after all, but our imagination gives us the chance to go above the physical boundaries and make everything limitless. Our mind has a underestimate power and it’s a precious tool that makes everything you connect with your body become another path to research and reach virtuosity. But it takes time to achieve and actually, the concept time is also something I like to play with. I feel a lot of adrenaline whenever I see speed because as a performer, I can feel the effort and the complexity of the path that leads to it. But it has to be well managed so you do not disappear in it: to emphasize it, you need to bring the silence and the slowness in the body which is even more powerful and difficult to accept and achieve. As a creator and an artist, when you find a concept that you like to play with, it’s always important to play with its opposite. It will give you a wider range of opportunities and let your body and your mind showing the beauty of it through the most simple gesture.
Tijen Lawton is a professional dancer, performer and teacher, mentor. and coach She studied at The Arts Educational School London, The Place London, The Juilliard School New York. Her main body of works spans over a period of 28 years. For 15 years, she was a constant presence in all of Needcompany’s work performing, creating and touring worldwide. Thereafter furthering her performance and teaching career and research as an artist and mentor for students worldwide. Performing & collaborating with Caterina & Carlotta Sagna, Mauro Paccagnella & Wooshing Machine, Harold Henning, Erika Zueneli, Inaki Azpillaga & Rodrigo Fuentealba & Manngold, As Palavras / Cie Claudio Bernardo, Rebecca Lenaerts, Greet Vissers & Kunstz, Mokhallad Rasem & Toneelhuis Antwerp. Tijen continues creating and performing her own solo work. Constantly investigating and challenging her own body as an archive…Between destruction and preservation…a mission which is the sum of all influences… sculpting bones, skin, the entire cellular system, enveloping each other, intertwined, bewildered by their collaboration in time and space…the bodies never ending research within its self, its ability to adapt and survive, living within a society with norms and values which are often against human nature. Constantly investigating and challenging her own body as an archive. Parallel with all other teaching, performative & creative quests / endeavours, since 2017 Tijen started working with Greet Vissers & KunstZ , an organisation working with diversity within our sector and society, bridging gaps between, newcomers, professional artists and future artists. The programme also takes a responsibility to empower the individual artist to own their ideas and make relevant choices. Both in her creative work and teaching Tijen challenges the body as an archive of sensorial layers and a communicative vessel. Inspired by the purity and complexity of the body and it’s deeply embedded knowledge. The material quality of the body and the life it lives within an ongoing & sustainable inquiry, the ability to remember and integrate experiences are central components of the creative work of the dancer or the performer. “My aim of endeavour is to keep moving, sharing and challenging myself, defining and redefining movement to find the beauty, liberation, despite the dangers and the fear. Kinaesthetic intelligence, persistence and stacking, layering of crisscrossing wavelengths of physical, technical and mindful challenges, inner drive and cellular structure, a knowledge so deeply embedded in the body, nourishing the constant creative body. The exposing of bare energy is my motivation and questioning the internal limit of thinking as inspired by the purity and complexity of the body and the life it lives.”
Little did Tony know at the tender age of 7 or 8, with knees and elbows still muddied from the midgets league football game played at Parrs Park, that he had begun his life-long journey in dance. It was on those Saturdays, after tremendous battles had been waged between his beloved F.C. Lynndale and arch rivals Blockhouse Bay, Tony would attend disco dance classes in the early afternoon. He was very fortunate not to have to pay for this pleasure either. His older sister was the teacher. The young Tony heard his destiny call to him in the form of football and he followed his calling diligently and without deviation until the day his mother said “all boys should know how to dance with a girl” and bribed the 10 year old boy to take a ballroom dancing class, the bribe being a “thickshake” from his most favourite fish n’ chip shop in New Lynn. Truth be known, Tony would have taken the class without need of a bribe, but he thought it a good story to tell to his mates so they wouldn’t think he had turned gay on them. Tony developed a massive passion for dance at this early stage of his life, and for all the various forms of dance that one could indulge in. Not only was there a waltz, but also a foxtrot… and even better, a quickstep. More fun was to be had with the cha-cha-cha, rumba and with his most loved dance form of all, the Jive. Tony proceeded to samba and jive his way to becoming South Pacific champion. Tony discovered Jazz dance, and just how great it felt to not have to rely on a partner. Tony quit football overnight. He spent a couple years working as dancer for TVNZ. There were years and years of ballet, a wonderful education at the New Zealand School of Dance, the major discovery of contemporary dance, a decade and a half of working as a dancer and choreographer in Germany, and he has enjoyed more performances than could be possibly wished for. Tony has more than 40 choreographies to his name. He formed Temper-Temper Dance Company while living in Germany, and was Temper’s artistic director and choreographer. Tony devised and developed the “Release The Beast” dance technique, which he has taught throughout Europe and Scandinavia. He is currently on artistic leave from the position of head lecturer of contemporary dance technique in the Iceland Academy of the Arts, to pursue his independent artistic wishes, and to simultaneously and secretly reform Temper-Temper.
She started as a folk dancer, attended the the department of folk dance and stage dance of the
Hungarian Dance Academy. She spent almost 9 years abroad and as of today she one of the defining
figures of Hungarian contemporary dance art. From 2002 she studied and worked at P.A.R.T.S.
(Performing Arts Research and Training Studio), attended by world-famous Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
of the Rosas Company and David Hernandez, and was a founding member of Hofesh Shechter Dance
Company. She started working on Cirque du Soleil's performance 'Zaia' in 2007 as a character dancer.
After completing her studies abroad, she was invited to festivals as a performer and choreographer:
London Resolution Festival, EDIT International Dance Film Fesztivál , Trafó Színház - Inspiráció Fesztivál, OZORA, Sziget Fesztivál, Solo Dance and Duo International Festival Prague, 20-20 Interarts' solo festival of Montreal. She worked with Balázs Kovalik, Andrzej Bubien and Falk Richter. She teaches Aikido partnering, repertoires, performing arts and release techniques. In 2011 she was awarded the Viktor Fülöp Dance Scholarship and in 2020 she received the "best female dancer" award. In recent years, she has been a regular guest at foreign projects and schools, where she also works as a creative teacher and lecturer. (P.A.R.T.S., PARTS Summer School, CCN- Balett de Lorranie , Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen, ect.) She is the founder of the Foundation for Contemporary Dance Art and the managing director of COTEDA Nonprofit Kft. She is a founding member of the Gangaray Artistic Program professional creative workshop, the Bethlen Dance Workshop intensive summer development program, and the G.I.T.T. improvisational dance theatre as well.
2020: Best female dancer of the season in modern - contemporary
2012: XV. Dance Festival Veszprém / Best choreography / Ocean's Five'
Rövidhullám Festival / Best Choreography
2011: Fringe Festival Individual Professional Award / Ocean's Five
Fülöp Viktor Dance Scholarship
Korinna Spala was graduated from the Hungarian Dance Academy, qualified as a Folk Dance Artist, then moved on to contemporary modern dance art, where she progressed to bnecome an acknowledged top Hungarian Dance Artist. Korinna worked for two years with the Szeged Contemporary Ballet Company, between 1999 and 2001, lead by Tamás Juronics, then in 2001 she was awarded a Fülöp Viktor scholarship.
From 2001, she worked as a solo Dance Artist at the Pécs Ballet Company, where she was a lead dancer starring in numerous ballet performances. Mrs. Spala also worked together with Jorma Elo, Dancer and Choreographer at the Netherland Dance Theatre. As a result, Korinna succesfully trained the Estonian National Opera Theatre Ballet Company for one of her choreography. In 2004, Korinna was awarded with the Philip Morris Hungarian Ballet prize in the Juniors Category. She performed in several dance festivals around the globe including Finnland,
Belgium, Turkey, Mexico, Macedonia and Germany. In 2005, she was voted Dance Artist of the Year in Hungary and was awarded with the so called ’Outstanding Standard’ (’Nívó’) prize. She started her career as a choreographer in 2006. Her debut was at the Solo Duo Festival, which was followed by creating a progressive dance atmosphere of a modern opera at Krétakör Theatre. In 2008, Korinna was one of the creator of a
theater play at the Pécs National Theater, then she directed and starred in a single act contemporary ballet play for the Eger Gérdonyi Géza Theater, as Dancer of the Ballet Company.
2006: Awarded with the Harangozó Gyula prize
2008: Her performance as choreograpehr was acknowledged with the Grand Prize at
the Budapest Fringe Festival.
In 2009, she launched her freelance Dance Artist career and, at the same year,
started teaching classical ballet and contemporary folk dance, as head of class, at
the Hungarian Dance Academy.
In 2012, Korinna gave contemporary dance classes at the St. Petersburg Vaganova
Dance Academy, where she also attended ballet classes for three weeks.
Head of Contemporary Dance Art Department at the Hungarian Dance Academy,
between 2011 and 2014.
Mrs. Spala launched her yoga career in 2009, where she gained deep and thorough
knowledge in Hatha Yoga, the so called Spine Yoga, Ladies Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga,
Vinyasa Flow and Meditation. Since 2010, she leads yoga teacher training courses.
In 2019, she completed a one year Fascial Movement Therapy course, and also a
Mobility postgraduate yoga teacher training.
In 2020, she founded the Spala Korinna Yoga Studio.
I began my training at the Hungarian Dance Academy and then went on to dance for several companies in Budapest including Gangaray Dance Company, Inversedance-Fodor Zoltán, PR-Evolution Dance Company, Central Europe Dance Theatre and Eva Duda Dance Company, before going to Brussels to create with Ugo Dehaes. Then I joined the Hofesh Shechter Company as an Apprentice for one year before joining the main company where I have remained for seven years. While dancing for Hofesh Shechter Company I have taught several local and international workshops, classes and assisted for Hofesh in his creation for the GöteburgOpera.
In december 2019 i choreographed a piece in Torino by Nuova Officinal Della Danze.
I always find great inspiration from music and put importance on dynamic, flow and totality of the body.
Kornélia Mangi is a professional dancer, dance teacher and artist. 2017 she got her master degree as a classical ballet teacher and in 2014 she finished mher dance studies at Hungarian Dance Academy. Since than she is a freelance dancer and dance teacher who tries to share the passion, quality, richness of pure dance and continuously improve herself. She have diverse experience with different dance techniques, and styles, but she like don’t like to put them in separate boxes, rather think about moving and dance as a worldwide language with different dialects. Looking for the rhythm, dynamics, articulations, lines, qualities, energies in it. From 2014 she acts as a dancer, choreographer assistant, rehearsal director, creator and she also teaching repertoire for different companies. Kornélia was participating in many projects (Experidance; Pr-Evolution; CEDT; Seberg Showproduction; Corpo Barocco etc.) in Hungary and internationally too. The last years she mainly works with Gangaray Dance Company and teaching in Gangaray Artistic Program as well. She is also working with kids, adults, seniors too and she is devoted to share the joy and freedom of dancing.
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