Bilateral Exchange


Bilateral Budapest/Philadelphia Dance Artist Residency Exchange

PDP Presented performances October 3, 2018

Top: Megan Mazarick, Guillermo Ortega Tanus & Eun Jung Choi,
Middle: Jungwoong Kim & Ellie Goudie Averilal with musicians Cole Highnam & Seth Wenger  (choreography by Tori Lawrence), Nichole Canuso
Bottom: Patrik Kelemen, Kata Juhasz with audience
Photo Credit: Vance Gellert

“technically impressive “ “cheeky” “effortless and buoyant” 
a call and response discourse” “supernatural transformation”
“The artists of Danube/Schuykill demonstrated how dance can
become the embodiment of any political zeitgeist while highlighting
that it is in exchange where dance becomes most meaningful. I have
been reminded that art is dialogue, and that movement-something
that has bound humanity together for thousands of years-can
transgress any boundary and find new meaning and significance within any agenda”    
Courtney Colon, The Dance Journal

Full review here: 
The BILATERAL EXCHANGE is made possible with support from the Trust for Mutual Understanding
And our presenting partner Műhely Alapítvány/Workshop Foundation.

To date fourteen contemporary dance artists have participated in a unique 3 week artist residency exchange through Philadelphia Dance Projects (PDP) in partnership with DanceUP and Műhely Alapítvány/Workshop Foundation:

2012 Ferenc Feher, Katya Lengel/Budapest
2013 Tori Lawrence, Guillermo Ortega/Philadelphia
2014 Adrienn Hod, Judit Szamos/Budapest
2015 Nichole Canuso, Gabrielle Revlock/Philadelphia
2016 Anna Biczok, Imre Vass/Budapest
2017 Megan Mazarick, Jungwong Kim/Philadelphia
2018 Kata Juhasz, Patrik Keleman, Budapest

This special project is made possible with support from the Trust For Mutual Understanding. 

About the 2018 BILATERAL Artists:


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Kata Juhasz is a dance choreographer based in Budapest, Hungary. She has been presenting her own choreographic works internationally since 2005, including: Off Europa Festival, Leipzig/Germany, Cowles Centre, Minneapolis/USA, Kunstmuseum, Holstebro/ Denmark, Vis-a-vis Festival in Romania, Prochownia Teater, Warsaw/ Poland among others.


Over the years, my company has developed a full repertory targeted towards different age groups, from the youngest audiences to the elderly. My choreographies are interactive and multidisciplinary art forms, often crossing the boundaries between audience and performers, merging live music, video art, spoken words, contemporary circus and theatre.


Recent Awards and fellowships include 2017 CEC Artslink Independent Project Awards, New York, USA, 

2016 Award at the ASSITEJ International Children and Youth Festival, Kaposvar, Hungary

2015 Best duet at Solo-Duo Festival, Budapest, Mu Theatre.




(Kelemen 3rd from L) in Waiting For Schrodinger


Patrik Kelemen, is an emerging choreographer in Budapest.  He has collaborated with other choreographers  and currently is working on a new solo Celestine,  dealing with things coming from the sky thus addressing the otherworldly traits of dance in a poetic manner.”


He has recently performed, among others, in Kiss by Tino Seghal  (2017),  Waiting For Schrodinger by Lazlo Fulop (2018) and Standing Ground (2018) by Imre Vass, a 2016 BILATERAL Artist.


Kelemen as noted when citing the BILATERAL Exchange that there are  “growing currents of autonomous, micro-scenes are emerging within each major European city – that herald their own local circle of artists, circle of values and circle of dance- and theatre making. They seclude themselves, as resources for touring & programming are scarce. As a young artist participating in the circulation of one of this ecosystem I find it hard to enjoy or even to grasp the true diversity of today’s contemporary dance. Thus, any program that sets out to address this issue and bridge diverse points of view are valuable.”

Calendar Archive

Danube/Schuykill - 2018 BILATERAL: Budapest/Philadelphia Dance Artists Exchange

October 3, 2018 - 7:00pm
See all the Budapest guests and former Philly BIL

Bilateral Interactions

September 29, 2016 - 6:00pm
October 1, 2016 - 12:30pm

Bilateral Interactions share practice and create dance together…..

Bilateral: Budapest/Philadelphia Dance Artists Exchange 2016

September 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

PDP is pleased to announce that Anna Biczok  and Imre Vass will guest artists in Philadelphia beginning mid-September for a three week creative and cultural exchange residency.  Both have collaborated with choreographer Adrienn Hod, who was Bilateral Artist in the Fall of 2014.  Imre also toured as dancer with Ultima Vez/Wim Vendekebus in 2009-10.