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Meet Dóra Juhász (Hungary; 2015 ISPA Global Fellow)

Monday, July 20, 2015   (0 Comments)

Meet Dóra Juhász, general manager of Compagnie Pal Frenak, a renowned Paris-Budapest based, French-Hungarian contemporary dance company. Prior to joining Compagnie Pal Frenak, Dóra began her career as a dance and theatre critic and was head of press and communications at Trafo House of Contemporary Arts, one of Hungary’s most important performing arts venues.

Dóra’s favorite part about working in this field is “the chance to help [her] artists dream big, find ways to make their dreams come true, and create visibility for [Companie Pal Frenak’s] amazing projects.” Her most recent project is BIRDIE, a fusion of contemporary dance and design performed by 6 dancers from Cuba, France, Hungary, and the United States.

When asked about her impression of her first ISPA Congress, Dóra expressed:

Endless inspiration, amazing network, thought-provoking talks and lectures. In the constantly changing and challenged art world, the expertise that the ISPA members have, is a powerful gift that really deserves to be shared, and the Congress is just a brilliant opportunity for the formal and informal sharing of knowledge. Learning and exploring new mechanisms in the art management field and creating international collaborations is the key to survive in my region and I cannot be grateful enough to have had the chance to build these cross-cultural bridges in the frame of the congress.”

When asked about what she plans to contribute to the field, she said: “I am really motivated by exploring new narratives, forms of communication in the art field, and creating a tool to making our cultural products more visible.”

Click here to read more about Dóra. Learn how you can help ISPA support emerging leaders in the field. 


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