part 1 Magic Cells

júlia vavra

Artists like me // bâtard edition

60 mins

>  7/4 – 19:00
gouden zaal (beursschouwburg)
 > EN/Hungarian (subtitles)




Adél Juhász, Balázs Oláh, Csaba Molnár Júlia Vavra, Levente Lukács

Videos which are streamed in the show were created in collaboration with

Adél Juhász, Balázs Oláh, Csaba Molnár, Gergő Farkas, Lili Raubinek, Veronika Szabó

Edited and filmed by Júlia Vavra

Special thanks and love to

Ana Vujanovic, Antonella Fittipaldi, Corina Mitrovici, Jelle Haen, Marina Orlova, Milena Weber, Nazar Rakhmanov, Parisa Madani, Pollak Lavinia

Supported by:

Sín Arts Centre

Workshop Foundation


Advisor: Csaba Molnár


Dr Beat – Boszorkányszombat, Julow – track1, track 2, track 3; Machine Girl – The Storm; Oneohtrix Point Never – I only have eyes for you; Rihanna -Stay ft Mikky Ekko

Photos credit: Pollak Lavinia

“my Grandma said:

if you wanna make,

if you wanna make a good dough

you must go to the public space or in the garden or anywhere except for your house

because it needs

Sun and fresh air


so that’s why when I do bread I usually

just go to the field or like here, on this island

I feel so comfortable and calm.

so one day I was making my dough like always

at one point a man came to me and he said:

This is really interesting what you are doing.

He just saw the fantasy in me.

Then he said that he is actually a curator,

this is his job…”


playing around the border of fiction and reality

This piece of wonder is about

Artists like me

an ironic and humorous self.reflection,

a gentle reminder to not take myself too seriously.

a space for us to be playful and let go through humour.


Originally this work was made for the 2021 graduation festival for the School for New Dance Development. This will be a new version, which is recreated for Bâtard Festival.


“I am originally from Hungary but based in New York and mostly travelling between Amsterdam, Berlin and Brussels.

As a freelancer dancer, fine artist, but sort of an interdisciplinary artist, choreographer, performer, stage designer, light designer, media designer, person in charge of the scenography and the costumes, working with fine arts and cinema, (and sometimes painting about it) – I’m immensely interested in creation.

I have a strong background in ballet, hungarian folk dance, modern dance, urban, butoh, urban butoh, floorwork, shiatsu, capoeira, modern running, folk yoga, somatic disco, radical stretching, fine arts, philosophy, historical linguistics and improvisation. By mixing all these styles I am experimenting with a movement practice where the body falls into a hybrid unrecognisable, abstract and fully unnecessary motion. It is quite an irregular approach.

I am not really sure where I am at the moment as an artist, especially at this time..

It’s hard . it is hard to define exactly what I am doing, but I am trying to condense it into one package – if you allow me to say that.

I just love to create. I am into creation and creativity and creating the creation and creating the creativity, creating the space for creativity and creation.

I love being on stage!

I live for that.

I need need need need need confirmation.

although I am not a showgirl! NONONO,

I am a Contemporary Artist. Contemporary art for me means that you are in a relevant connection with the surroundings with nature with the people on a sociological, political and on a psychotronical and psychological level as well. You are in connection with the whole thing.

The whole!

and boxing for me is like boxing a pig , and I am not a box, I mean  I am not a pig. I am a bird..And the bird flies and goes and goes and flies and goes and swims and goes to the water and jumps and fire and bird and water and earth and soul and earth and soul and earth and soul and fire, it is like stars!


more about

my work

my work

my work

my work

My work

is MINE!!

I refuse self-purposed art-making.

Nevertheless, I do this to bring change!”


Global Majority/
BIPOC separatist evening

The show on the first evening (15th April) is a separatistic evening for people of the global majority/BIPOC. So please only book that evening if you identify with those terms. The show on the 16th of April is open for all. ---- We, Adam and Amina Seid Tahir, see how the terms BIPOC and people of color are less fortunate in their attempts of combating white supremacist andimperialistic ideologies, since they form in relation to whiteness (those ”not of color”) and therefore keeps whiteness as the norm. We rather use the term people of the global majority since we aren’t interested in identifying in relation to whiteness or white supremacy. ---- The term Global Majority was coined by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens. ”Global Majority refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialised as 'ethnic minorities’.” 1 This term was created for people of the global majority to not have to identify in relation to whiteness and to emphasize the fact that these groups make up the majority of the world’s population, specifically 80%. ---- The reason for choosing to use the term BIPOC despite this, is because we’re aware that the term people of the global majority hasn’t received as widespread attention yet. And since our main goal for this showing is to welcome our siblings from the global majority for a showing without the presence of a white colonial gaze, we choose to use the term that seems to be most commonly used in this festivals locality. ---- 1. Global Majority; Decolonising the language and Reframing the Conversation about Race” by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens, 2020