FOUNDING MEMBERS in 2014/15:
Sisso ARTNER (HU): journalist, author, editor, critic of theatre, dance theatre and pop music. She is member of Lábán Jury, also teaching journalism and communication at (PTE), Pécs University, at ZEN project.
BATARITA (HU): choreographer, dancer, director, teacher, director of the KINJIKI International Performing Arts Festival in Budapest. Since 2000 she has her own dance company, she has worked in Singapore, Romania, Slovakia, Poland, Bulgaria, Serbia, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Austria, Germany, Ecuador and Thailand.
Åse Eliason BJURSTRÖM (SE): drama teacher and lecturer in education at the Göteborg University. For the last twenty years she has worked with drama in intercultural network settings, mainly in East Africa and Sweden, and she has co-authored a number of articles and book chapters in this subject.
Adam CZIRAK PhD (GE): wrote his dissertation on participative practices of looking in intersubjective based art. Currently he is assistant professor at the Department for Performance Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. His research focuses on aesthetics of contemporary theatre, visual culture, psychoanalysis, and performance art in the Eastern European Neoavantgarde.
Melanie DREYER (US): director, actor, translator, teacher and producer. She specializes in multilingual theater projects and has directed over fifty productions nationally and internationally. More about her work may be found at http://www.melaniedreyer.com.
Réka DUNKLER (RO): dramaturg, librarian, teacher, cultural organizer and web editor. She has worked as a dramaturge at several award winning theatre productions and was co-organizer and co-worker of international theatre festivals in Romania.
Kinga KELEMEN (RO): cultural manager working with several NGOs in Cluj. She is founder and director of GroundFloor Group, a contemporary dance association, producer of dance and theatre performances and exchanges, and an International Contact Improvisation Festival.
Márta MINIER (UK): Lecturer in Drama at the University of South Wales. Her main research interests include European drama with a special emphasis on Central and Eastern Europe; translation studies; adaptation studies; dramaturgy; stage and screen biography; Shakespeare studies.
Lilla PROICS (HU): has been writing reviews, essays, interviews, tvmonitoring material for more than fifteen years, and she works for the independent Tilos Rádió.
Sándor SAJÓ PhD (HU): philosopher and in some sense a poet and a writer too. Currently, he is assistant professor at Eötvös Loránd University Budapest (his Habilitation is in progress). He feels close to various philosophers like Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and Deleuze. For different reasons, to be sure.
The Centre for Studies in Otherness (DK) is a collaborative project between scholars primarily from the University of Aarhus, Denmark and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland. The Centre works to initiate vigorous and productive interventions into nominal areas of otherness as a site for critical, socio-political, cultural, and literary exploration.
Diasporic Genius (CA) is grounded in the creative process and the development of creative capacity and agency, in individuals and communities. It brings the impact strategies of artists (and scientists, business leaders, teachers and innovators in every sector): http://diasporicgenius.com/
European Theatre Collective (FI) is bringing artists from many diverse cultural backgrounds together to create new and exciting artistic work, strengthening both the Finnish artistic community and the international artistic community with every collaboration.
The Theatre Studies Department at the University of Malta (MT) specializes in a number of different aspects of theatre scholarship, including physical theatre, musicality in theatre, the Russian twentieth century, Baroque and postcolonial theatre. Further information about the department can be found at http://www.um.edu.mt/performingarts/theatre.