Central Europe Dance Theatre

Intensive Summer Dance Academy – a Life Long Learning Project


Good news for dancers from Croatia, Slovenia and Sweden. We extended the deadline for your applications until Friday 12pm (noon).

For Hungarian, Polish and Romanian dancers the application is closed.



We happily share the news that we’re honoured to join Beyond Front@: Bridging Periphery – a new Creative Europe project!

Beyond Front@: Bridging Periphery is a Creative Europe project (2023-2026) created by Central Europe Dance Theatre – CEDT (Hungary), Bunker (Slovenia), Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples – HIPP (Croatia), Krakow Dance Theatre – Krakowski Teatr Tańca (Poland), M Studio (Romania) and Vitlycke – CPA (Sweden) to foster local development of the contemporary dance fields.

As the next step of the project Central Europe Dance Theatre (CEDT) announces an international OPEN CALL for participation in it’s well-known Intensive Summer Dance Academy for dancers from the partner countries: Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Poland, Romania and Sweden.


The academy invites applications from professional dance artists only from the above mentioned member countries. The 10 day-long training, development and artistic research will take place under the mentorship of two international and one Hungarian dancer-choreographers. The course will conclude with a demonstration under professional circumstances at the Bethlen Theatre. After the Summer Academy, scholarships will be offered to 3 selected dancers in the amount of €2000 per each.


Participation in the course is subject to criteria:

  • only dance artists from the countries listed are invited and accepted
  • only dance artists who upload their detailed professional CV can apply
  • we are primarily – but not exclusively – looking for dance artists with college or university graduates and/or who have stage experience


Note that registration is open, but the number of participants is limited to 14! The Summer Academy, involving the six partner countries, will select the dancers as follows: 4 from Hungary, 2 from Slovenia, 2 from Croatia, 2 from Poland, 2 from Romania, 2 from Sweden.


What we will offer:

  • For selected dancers the workshop will be free of charge.
  • Travel costs to and from Budapest are supported in the amount of 130 EUR / person
  • Per diem is provided in the amount of 25 EUR / per day (275 EUR / 11 day).
  • Accommodation for 12 nights will be provided for the whole duration of the workshop.
  • Local transport is subsidised.
  • After the Summer Academy, scholarships will be offered to 3 selected dancers in the amount of €2000 each.


At the end of the academy, the 3 mentors will offer a paid scholarship to chosen dancers, 3 in total, to create a short stage creation with their mentorship – through an online workflow – for the rest of the year. The selected dancers will receive a scholarship of €2000 each. We will help you with contacts to present your short stage creation.



  • Agnieszka Bednarz-Tyran (PL)
    Contemporary Dance with Elements of Polish Dance Technique
  • Rumiko Otsuka (JP/SE)
  • Márton Csuzi (HU)
    Acrobatics and Contemporary Dance Technique


How to apply?

Dancers can apply by filling out a Google Form, where the upload of the following application materials is also required:

  • CV
  • a 100-word introduction about yourself
  • Link your video material – the more the better – best represents your work.


Deadline of the application:

  • New deadline for dancers from Croatia, Slovenia and SwedenFriday 12pm (noon).
  • (For HungarianPolish and Romanian dancers the application is closed.)


Please do not leave your application to the last minute! Technical problems may occur at any time, such as internet outages, video uploads failing, etc. Keep in mind that applications close at midnight sharp! We will not accept any applications received after the application deadline, the link no longer available after it.


Selection process

The selection process consists of two-stages:

  • 1st round: The applicant meets all the criteria (listed above).
  • 2nd round: After the first round dance artists will be selected by CEDT based on their provided application materials (listed above). For the second round of the selection a common award criteria will be defined together with all the member organisations (listed above).


Hungarian, Polish and Romanian dancers will be notified by 31st May (12pm) by e-mail if they are selected.

For Croatian, Slovenian and Swedish dancers we will send the notifications by 2nd June (8pm) if they are selected.



  • 12th June – 21nd June
  • 18th day off
  • 22nd day of demonstration

Daily schedule as planned:

  • 09:00 – 09:45 Warm-up
  • 09:55 – 11:55 Choreography/Common Creation I.
  • 12:20 – 14:20 Choreography/Common Creation II.
  • 14:30 – 16:30 Choreography/Common Creation III.

Daily schedule briefly:

  • between 9 am and 4.30 pm
  • with three 10-minute breaks
  • and a lunch break of nearly half an hour
  • as agreed with the mentors


Place of the workshop:

Place of the demonstration:


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By taking the summer intensive dance course to an international level, we aim to bridge the gap between dance artists from different countries and provide them with significant experience to help them move their careers in the international dance scene.



Agnieszka Bednarz-Tyran (PL)

I have been involved in professional dance education at the academic level for the past 8 years. 2015-2022: Faculty of Dance Theatre at the Stanisław Wyspiański Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow. Since 2022: Department of Dance at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.

I received professional artistic education during my studies at the Faculty of Dance Theatre at the Stanisław Wyspiański Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow (2009-2014). During that time, I acquired numerous tools and dance techniques that allowed me to develop into a versatile, creative, and conscious dancer and creator. Before receiving higher education and focusing on contemporary dance, I spent many years practicing ballroom dance and street dance. Currently, my dominant movement language, which I use and would be delighted to share during the June educational program for professional dancers, is the Polish Technique of Contemporary Dance. I strongly incorporate its elements into my contemporary dance classes.

The Polish Technique of Contemporary Dance was created by Jacek Łumiński, who drew inspiration from various sources, including dance theater creators, Polish Hasidic traditions, and Polish folklore. The essence of the Polish technique of contemporary dance lies deeply rooted in the folk traditions of certain regions of Poland, such as the rubato tempo, asymmetrical musical structures, the phenomenon of apocope, asymmetric pulse, and other elements characteristic of Podhale, Sądecczyzna, the Lublin region, or the Kurpie region. Its most distinctive features include rapid and unexpected changes in movement directions, sudden changes in levels, dynamic shifts between contrasting movement qualities, polycentrism of impulses, a strong awareness of the spine axis and planes along which the body moves, and unpredictable movement resulting from muscle tensions and relaxations.

Rumiko Otsuka (JP/SE)

Rumiko Otsuka was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan.

After she graduated from Arnhem Dans Academie in Holland in 2001, she started her professional career as a dancer in Norrdans(SE). She joined Skånes dans teater(SE) in 2005. Since 2009 she has worked as a freelance dancer. She worked for Recoil Dance Group/Tina Tarpgaard(DK), Skånes dansteater(SE), Zappala Danza(IT), Khamlane Halsackda(SE/UK), Somatic Noise(SE/DK), Småland Musik och Teater(SE), Camilla Stage(DK), Memory Wax (SE). She was a member of Dansalliansen from 2010-2019. She joined Nya Rörelsen summer 2013.

Her background strongly influences the work. The focus is on exploring Japanese culture and heritage and finding where this has a place within her work. She uses her dual experiences of living in Sweden and blending this with her history with Japan, creating a multi-cultural dance/theatre language that is unique and can really communicate with audiences.

Marci Csuzi (H)

Marci Csuzi graduated from the Budapest School of Contemporary Dance in 2009 and from the Art Du Déplacement Academy in Paris in 2014. Between 2010 and 2020 he was one of the most active member of the Éva Duda Company. He has also worked with several Hungarian and foreign artists as a freelance dancer and acrobat. He participated in several independent productions as a creator, founder and leader of the Flying Bodies collective, co-founder and one of the leaders of the OneTwoMany Collective. In addition to his artistic work, he is currently a student at the Faculty of Economics at the BME.