"This event doesn't want to be anything more than a performance evening.
This evening is radical because it's simple, honest, and generous.
It doesn't compare people and it doesn't think in terms of competition.
Its courage lies in its freedom. Its freedom is where it finds its courage."
WHY CHOOSE A REHEARSAL ROOM FOR THE PERFORMANCE EVENING?
➤ To foster an environment of experimentation. Rather than presenting a polished performance, we aim to explore and refine our ideas. This process invites spectators to actively engage and participate in the creative journey. It's an open invitation for those intrigued by the creative process to join us. For those seeking a more traditional experience, the theater awaits. The setting is deliberately informal, devoid of judgment or pressure. Here, freedom reigns supreme — freedom to create, to experiment, to play.
WHY OFFER THE PERFORMANCE NIGHT FREE OF CHARGE?
➤ Performance Night operates on a non-curated basis, eschewing judgment in favor of inclusivity. By limiting submissions to the first 8 entries, we sidestep the pitfalls of canonization, ensuring diversity and spontaneity in our lineup. This approach liberates us from the constraints of uniformity and predetermined expectations regarding form, content, or professionalism. Embracing contingency and unpredictability, we open the door to limitless possibilities. The evening remains free as a collective effort, sustained by the contributions of all involved — organizers, performers, audience members, and venue hosts alike. Let's nurture this shared endeavor, fostering a space where freedom thrives within a supportive framework. Together, we uphold the essence of our community, cherishing our collective autonomy and creative expression.
IS THIS WHERE ORBÁN BASHING AND SYSTEM SMASHING GO DOWN?
➤ No, Performance Night isn't a platform exclusively reserved for anti-establishment discourse. While we encourage taboo-breaking and critical thinking, divergent opinions are welcome, even if they challenge mainstream narratives. However, if you're performing, we urge you to uphold freedom of expression and individual liberties, respecting the distinction between political activism, political art, and propaganda. It's essential not to impose personal beliefs on others.
In essence: express yourself freely, but do so with consideration! Over the past year, we've cultivated an audience that's wonderfully diverse, spanning age, culture, and ideology. This diversity enriches our event, and it's something worth preserving. Let's work together to ensure Performance Night remains a space that's free, inclusive, and respectful of differing perspectives. Let's refrain from turning it into a platform for any specific political, religious, or ideological agenda. Let it remain what it is: a beacon of freedom, inclusivity, and acceptance.
"Born in Budapest (Hungary) in 1983, I graduated from the ENSAPC Art School (France) in 2016. As an artist, researcher, and community activist, I harness the power of art for connection, education, and activism. My practice spans various mediums, including image, object, and performance. I create full-length visual and dance performances, short-format pieces, and immersive experiences, while also creating spaces for non-formal education outside of traditional academic heritage. Over the past two decades, I've founded the School of Disobedience, established my own performance art company (Gray Box), and launched the annual Wildflowers Festival. I embrace everything unusual, unexpected, and nonconformist. I am not kind with assholes and have learned to forge my own path. I am here to guide you in thinking outside the box and achieving independence. To me, the real party is outside the confines of the established canon."