Attila Bordás

Is an independent artist well known as a choreographer, performer, contemporary dance trainer and theatre director. He believes in the variety and combination of stage arts, creating and directing theatre, dance theatre and physical theatre, sometimes performing in the works himself. He collaborates with different prestigious state theatres around the country and abroad. At a very young age, he began teaching dance and theatre, working mostly in Romania, but also teaching classes and workshops in Hungary as well in Greece. More recently, he has contributed to musicals, operas and open-air performances also, and was invited as a choreographer/ teacher at the University of Arts (U.A.T.) in Targu Mures and University of Theatre and Television Cluj-Napoca (U.B.B) for different artistic projects. Attila Bordas’s style is both experimental and authentic. He has dedicated himself to a life of constant exploration of those universal tools that are attached to any form of stage art.

 

As a contemporary dance instructor and professor, he had several workshops, flashmobs, seminars in Romania, Hungary and Greece. He is one of the most sought-after contemporary dance instructors in Romania. He fusions with a large scale of dancers with different dance training levels from beginners to intermediates, professionals and actors also. He was invited with his workshops to different festivals, summer schools, dance camps, cultural institutes, art universities, professional dance clubs, theatre & dance companies.

In 2015 he launched the “Contemporary Dance Series from Bucharest to Budapest”project, including 7 cities between Bucharest and Budapest, over 200 participants. He had several flashmobs in different cities in Romania: RAP/ Artistic Residence Cultural Program (CNDB in partnership with Paintbrush Factory / Cluj),  Floria Capsali Ballet School students for FESTCO/ Comedy Theatre Festival of Romania. From 2016 he is making part of the Thessaloniki Dance Festival & Competition (Greece) as an international judge and trainer.

 

As a choreographer , he has collaborated with well-known directors and personalities like Silviu Purcărete, Carolyn Carlson, Péter Novák, Miklós Bács, Vlad Masacci, Cristi Juncu, Theodor-Cristian Popescu, Dragoș Galgoțiu, Sorin Militaru, Ștefan Iordanescu, Misi Fazakas and himself many others.

 

As a performer, he has worked with Ferenc Novák, Péter Novák, Miklós Bács, Gigi Căciuleanu, Tony Gatlif, David Zinder, Vava Ștefănescu, Arcadie Rusu, Sergiu Anghel, Árpád Könczei, Călin Orza, Ivacson László – to name just a few. His dance career began in Sfantu Gheorghe, in the Dance Department of the Plugor Sándor Art High School, when he was in the fifth grade. First he focused on Hungarian folk dance ballet and drama. After that, he switched mostly on contemporary dance and physical theatre.

 

As a theatre director, besides dance school, he was a leading member of the Osonó Theatre (2002-2009), an independent theatre company  in his hometown, where he mostly developed his theatrical, pedagogical, improvisational and stagecraft skills. He worked on successful theatre performances of the Company (as the directors assistant, trainer, choreographer, actor, organizer), like Wandering Stories (Premiere: 2007 / 360 representations in all over the world), Carneval and Jolika. He distributed to many National & International Intensive Osono Theatre Training Camps (as a Trainer/ Teacher/ Choreographer /Theatre Director/ Organizer). After his studies at the National University of Theatre & Film in Bucharest he goes on with a Master Degree Theatre Directing Class Schoolarship / Targu Mures / University of Arts, where he had a life-defining professional meeting with legendary Theatre Director/ Univ. Professor László Babarczy (founder of Theatre department of Kaposvar University/ Hungary), and began to set himself to find contexts to create performances based on texts, in different Independent and State Theatres. He directed his first theatre piece in 2010 / Slawomir Mrozek / The Party. After this he was invited to make theatre performances on different stages in Romania. In 2014 he was one of the four directors chosen from 58 competitors to win a two years scholarship offered by The National Theatre Of Budapest. After many works with high-caliber theatre directors from Romania and Hungary, Attila Bordás dared to absorb more knowledge and more useful strategies of theatre making. Collecting some really great tools and skills over the years, he began to include these in a functional way in his own artistic works. In his process he insists with desperate passion to reach the highest levels of theatre directing.