L1danceFest 2021 – 20 years! The LAST CONCERT

Movement-based International Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts

20th annual edition organized by L1 Association in Budapest

September 1 – 5 2021


Due to its focus on gathering independent artists the L1 Association could acutely detect the difficulties and challenges caused by the measurements during the recent pandemic. Even though online meetings and presence can not substitute live art on a long distance the L1 Association decided to help to keep artistic activities alive and to reach out to perhaps wider audiences by usage of established social media and video portals. With this in mind the program of the 19th L1danceFest was moving into the online space.

The international L1danceFest is organized for the 20th time in Budapest between (and surroundings) September 1 – 5. 2021, with its focus on contemporary performing arts (dance, dance theatre, music and other forms of performing arts).

L1 Association has been securing and proving for 20 years now that the presence of national and international contemporary and independent artists is vital to and constructive for the local dance scene.

When designing the programme of L1danceFest it is of utmost importance to include so-called OFF programmes (or accompanying events) thus emphasizing the festival‘s community building potential, its role in professional understanding, and in short its one-to-one, flesh and blood experience. Therefore, from the very beginning, various workshops, exhibitions, open discussions and other art forms have been characterizing the L1danceFest.

Besides international artists it is as important as it was in the beginning to include works of local artists in the programme, with special focus on those of the members and resident artists of L1 Association. Due to current difficulties with international travel this year’s edition puts its focus mainly on Hungarian artists.

Now the festival moves to the countryside and in the evenings celebrates, says good-bye with a so called LAST CONCERT format which will happen in the spaces of Bakelit Multi Art Center, a long term partner of L1 Association.

Tickets are available online at Bakelit MAC system:


L1danceFest 2021 in numbers:

16 performances – 3 exhibitions and opening action – 3 concerts – 1 workshop – 10 volunteers

How can you help to continue our activities maybe in a different format?

Please have some suggestions and feel free to add more if you feel inspired…

  • Join our programs and stay with us during the entire week (almost 24/7) :-)

  • Tell your friends about our programme;

  • Be an active participant and join our conversations and sharings;

  • Write down and share your experiences with us and everyone else;

  • If you would like to support our work financially, then please use following bank account:

L1 Egyesület

MagNet Magyar Közösségi Bank

Account for HUF: 16200010-10069602

Iban HU69 1620 0010 1006 9602 0000 0000

Account for foreign currencies:  

Iban HU57 1620 0010 1008 7000 0000 0000




Main organizer: L1 Association

Artistic director, curator: Márta Ladjánszki (L1-member)

Host: Zsolt Varga (L1-member)

Moderator of discussions: Márta Ladjánszki (L1-member)

Translation: Zsolt Varga (L1-member)

Co-organizers of the programs at the countryside: Márton Bauer (Dörgicse), István Kovács (Monor/Csévharaszt), Mária Nagy/Rózsa Markács (Délegyháza)

Video, photo documentation: István Kovács (L1-member), Balázs Lajti

Design: Anna Korolovszky

Main supporters: L1 Association, Ministry of Human Capacities (EMMI), National Cultural Fund (NKA)

Hosting/cooperation venues/partners:

Bakelit M. A. C., MAMŰ Gallery, ‘Egy Falu – Egy Város’ Association, Naturist Camping Oázis

Further supporters of the projects:

Be SpectACTive!, Creative Europe Programme, ZéróPlus Dance Studio, SkhyzoKhyno Studio, Fészek Fotó Stúdió, „Köszönjük, Magyarország!” program, International Visegrad Fund, National Cultural Fund of Hungary Imre Zoltán Program Ideiglenes Kollégium, NaVKE, Trans Europe Halles (TEH)

Media partners: CHB – Collegium Hungaricum Berlin,, Táncművészet




September 1. 2021 Wednesday

Bakelit Multi Art Center

10.00 – 18.00 Intercultural training led by Artemisszió Intercultural Foundation 

With the support of Trans Europe Halles (TEH) and Bakelit MAC those who made the pre online registration can take part free of charge.


19.00 EXHIBITION-opening

Syporca Whandal (H) COPIA – Syporca Whandal Origó performansz

Ádám Ellenbacher (H) Through the Position


20.00 Teatr A Part / Marcin Herich (PL): The Rite of Spring

In the frame of the Connecting V4 ART-IN-RES program and part of  Be SpectACTive! Project,  selected by the ‘active spectators of Bakelit MAC’.




September 2. 2021 Thursday

12.00 – 18.00 DÖRGICSE, at the picnic place called Boldog Asszony

Let’s spend the day together, get to know each other, remember, meditate together; while we may encounter pop-up performances. Free of charge event.

Pop-up performances by András Déri, István Kovács, Márta Ladjánszki, Zsolt Varga, Flóra Veres 


Bakelit MAC

19.30 Connecting V4 ART-IN-RES – Learn more about the residency places in Hungary for performing art, with the generous support of the International Visegrad Fund (IVF). 


20.30 CONCERT – Zsoám Project (Ádám Márton Horváth, Zsolt Koroknai, Zsolt Varga)


September 3. 2021 Friday

12.00 – 18.00 MONOR and CSÉVHARASZT

Let’s spend the day together, get to know each other, remember, meditate together; while we may encounter pop-up performances. Free of charge event.

Pop-up performances by Gyula Berger and the ZéróPlusz DanceWorks, Ádám Bot, Ádám Ellenbacher, Tímea Györke, Emese Kovács, Flóra Veres


Bakelit MAC

20.00 Alexandra Mireková (SK) deep blue

As part of  Be SpectACTive! Project,  selected by the ‘active spectators of Bakelit MAC’.


20.30 GROUP DANCE – Hungarian Folk Dance Event

Master of Ceremony: Júlia Redő (dance pedagogue, dancer)

Music performed live by Csaba Soós (first violinist, 'primás') and his ensemble


September 4. Saturday – NATURIST DAY!

Please note that the whole day is dedicated to nudity and the event is part of  ‘Dance Performance Series with Naked Audience’!

12.00 – 18.00 DÉLEGYHÁZA

Let’s spend the day together NUDE and get to know each other, remember, meditate together; while we may encounter pop-up performances. Free of charge event.

Pop-up performances by Gábor Czap, Attila Dániel, Tímea Györke, Márta Ladjánszki,  Zsolt Varga


Bakelit MAC

20.30 Ladjánszki – Varga: LetMeC_natur

In the frame of ‘Dance Performance Series with Naked Audience’ and part of  Be SpectACTive! Project



Master of Ceremony: zsopiN


September 5. Sunday

13.00 – 16.00 Chill out and release, final farewell at Margit sziget



As an accompanying event we drive your attention on Body’s Slim 6 exhibition, which is a common project of MAMŰ Gallery and L1 Association (in the past 6 years). The exhibition is open September 3 – 10., September 7 2021 at 18.00 there will be a special guided tour with performances.