Two weeks ago, I went to Budapest to visit my good friend Greg from Swarthmore. He had just finished his studies at the Institute for Dance Arts in Linz, Austria, and had been commissioned to create a dance piece in Budapest. He ended up collaborating with a local video artist for two months, creating an improvisation-based performance. Though I didn’t get to see the final showing, I did get to watch a run-through. A sort of meditation on gender as manifest in movement, childhood, the big issues that we are bombarded with from the media, and how it could very easily collude into a meaningless deluge unless we process it willfully, it was an interesting, and eclectic piece. Very Greg, in other words. It was wonderful to watch him dance, and to see what has changed in him after Swarthmore and his training at IDA.
Here are some photographs from the trip: