Zoltán Vakulya - BURNT

During this residency in STUK, Zoltàn will explore ways of visually supporting the core idea of the work called BURNT using lights and reflective materials. BURNT is a dance piece for three dancers and one musician. The show will dedicate its attention to the physical and mental stress that's put on an individual by the burnout syndrome.

Residency in the frame of Life Long Burning – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project (2018-2022) supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Vakulya Zoltan is a Belgium based dance artist, born in Budapest in 1986. He graduated in SEAD (Austria) in 2011 and studied dance and choreography in BKTF (Budapest).

As a dancer/performer/creator he has worked with choreographers/composers/visual artists such as Hodworks, Mal Pelo, Wim Vandekeybus, Kendell Geers, David Zambrano, Federica Porello, Hód Adrienn, Benjamin Vandewalle, Vera Tussing, Albert Quesada, Radouan Mrziga, etc.

Since 2011 he has been creating on and off-stage performances individually and in collaborations which he presented across Europe, USA, Brazil, South Korea, Taiwan, etc.

He has received several nominations and awards such as the Total Theater Award 2017, Jeong Mak Awards 2018, Asian Arts Awards 2017, Premio de la cultura Barcelona 2020 (international category ‘Hodworks-Sunday’, national category (Mal Pelo-On Goldberg Variations’)

Since 2016 he is creating in collaboration with Lee Chen-Wei, a Taiwanese dance artist, under the umbrella of lee/vakulya.

As a dancer he is currently working with Mal Pelo (Catalonia/Spain) and Hodworks (Hungary).