Performing Space II

Our workshop with Emese Csornai is back this year again. The five days will provide tools to deal with the multimedia aspect of dance and movement theatre, with special attention on how the use of light and music can be invested to the advantage of a creation of set or improvisative performances.

Workshop: 24-28 October 2016 | 14-17h
Presentation: 29 October 2016 | 19h
Venue: Studio laborgras
Price: 110€/95€ for early birds

Emese Csornai – light designer with visual arts background
Gabor Csongradi – guitar, electronics

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Bendegúz Varga Quintet

Jumping in to play with the band of drummer and good old friend Bendegúz Varga. Saturday, 6th August, at Debrecen Wine & Jazz Days (Debrecen, Hungary).

Daniel Mester – sax, Gábor Cseke – piano, Gabor Csongradi – guitar, Ádám Bögöthy – bass, Bendegúz Varga – drums

Residency in CHB

Spi.res.I am glad to work together with two exciting drummers Andrea Belfi and Andras Halmos as part of the Spiral Residencies program series of Collegium Hungaricum Berlin. We will perform the second concert of the series focusing on the topic of rituals. The concert will take place in CHB on 17th June. Details will be announced soon.

Stranger – preview

Stranger is an hour-long interdisciplinary dance performance to be premiered in Berlin in February 2017. We made a preview video material which is unfortunately not yet public at this point, but I can share a bit of the music we recorded for it.

For credits and info about the piece see page Stranger | 2017

Performing: SPACE

Emotional space – sonic space – architectural space – Workshop by Emese Csornai and Gabor Csongradi, 16-19 November, 10h-15h, DOCK 11 – Saal 3, Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin

This 4 days workshop is analysing instant composition and different spacial aspects of a performance. Through improvisation-based tasks, different strategies are offered for perceiving and interpreting space.

The work is aimed to develop a flow of contextual awareness through sonic and visual tasks. Our workshop is helpful for professional dancers in analysing one’s own practice and finding new performing strategies.

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This Friday 6th November from 9 pm playing an impro performance with an MT030 line-up on the Possible Memories 15 I 2 Festival in Tatwerk, Berlin. It counts as special occasion for MT030 as it has been 1 year now that the performance series are on in Berlin.

365 DAYS LATER by dancers Monica Gentile, Samuel Kennedy, Manuela Lucia Tessi, and musicians Friederike Wendorf (flute), Gabor Csongradi (guitar and electronics), and Lina Allemano (trumpet)

For detailed program of the Festival check their website.

DOOS dates in September

Playing Mr Hat – DOOS again in Amsterdam, Oostblok selected the piece as best kids performance of their last season and invited us to play it again as part of Nederlands Theater Festival.


  • 4 September, 10.30 am and 15.30 pm @ Oostblok, (Pleintheater)
  • 22 September, 10.30 am @ Oostblok, (Muiderpoorttheater)


Pálinkálom in Hungary

Playing some shows back home in the summer with The Pálinkálom.

  • 18 July, 8.00 pm @ Budapest Jazz Club, Budapest
  • 19 July, 6.00 pm @ Lamberg Castle, Mór
  • 25 July, 4.30 pm @ Valley of Arts Festival, Kapolcs (Harcsa Vera Udvar)
  • 14 August, 9.00 pm @ Koronázási Ünnepek, Székesfehérvár (main stage, Zichy Liget)

w/ Vera Jonas @ CHB

This Saturday – 20th June – I’m jumping in for the second set to play in duo with Vera Jonas. It will be a pleasure to play with such a great singer and songwriter, apart from meeting an old friend on stage. Gig starts at 8.30 pm, venue: Collegium Hungaricum Berlin.

Vera Jonas
photo – Eszter Palko

MT030 – impro night

Coming Thursday 11th June, next improvisation performance of MT030 series at the Polnischen Versager, 9 pm. Hilary Jeffery – trombone, Gabor Csongradi – guitar, electronics, Friederike Motzkau – flute,  Annapaola Leso, Manuela Tessi, Natascha Roy, Annuka Hirvonen – dance


Night of choirs 2015

This year apart from the one in Budapest there will be another one in Pécs, as part of the international Europa Cantat Festival. I am recording next week my short choir song composed for the promotional video of the latter one. I am very excited, we will have 20 singers with a most reliable conductor Dóra Halas, plenty of nice microphones and Bence Czapko to help with sound techs. The shooting of the video is also proceeding these days, directed by Emese Csornai. The result will be published in the end of June.

Night of Choirs 2015 Pécs