Emese Nagy MA-ZE choreographer

Emese Nagy is a Hungarian choreographer / dancer / teacher.
She is based in Munich .She graduated at the Contemporary department of the Hungarian Dance Academy. As a dancer, she has worked with companies and choreographers from Europe and from Israel, where she trained with the Batsheva Dance Company.

She was awarded the title of Emerging choreographer at Springboard Danse Montreal 2018, a position she also held at La Biennale di Venezia 2020 and at Bolzano Danza 2022 in collaboration with Silvia Giordano (IT).She received the Bayern Innovativ Grant in München, Germany in 2022.

In 2017 Emese co-founded ‘MA•ZE’ and has worked as a freelance dance artist with choreographers such as Hiroaki Umeda, Yaniv Cohen, Victor Rottier, Sita Ostheimer,Adrienn Hód, Emmanuel Gat, Yaniv Avraham, Guy Shomroni, Jasmine Ellis, Jack Gallagher, Máté Mészáros and László Fülöp to name a few. 

Her research project „Perfection Detox” seeks to redefine and question perfectionism by embracing imperfection and authenticity as pivotal elements of artistic expression.  “Revelation is often born out of error and we must give space for it too!”
She aims to destroy context, history, music, dynamic, form and professionalism. To question why we ever prioritised a certain type of movement.
Humour and satire form the basis of her multidisciplinary work, which combines choreography, physical theatre and character work. Emese is not interested in traditional chronological narratives, bureaucracy, or working alone.

Emese Nagy MA-ZE choreographer

MA•ZE was founded by the initiation of dance artist Emese Nagy with the cooperation of Jessica Simet and Kristóf Várnagy. They decided to embark on this journey together in 2016 and share a mutual interest in creating quality work that resonates with and reaches a wide range of audience. Emese’s goal is to keep exploring the possibilities of creating quality work that is accessible for all ages and backgrounds. With an open mind she strives to collaborate with international artists and have an interest in creating interdisciplinary performances that lie beyond the conventual frame of the dance scene. MA•ZE embodies fearless physicality, which is grounded by deep humanity and with a pinch of cheekiness is expressed through the madness and joy of the imagination.
Emese’s intention with MA•ZE is to introduce the work of such creators, educators, thinkers that otherwise would be out of reach for most of the dance- audience and community. The goal is to create a platform where she can host workshops and/or smaller productions thus nurture and motivate the new generation of artists.