Boglárka Börcsök

Boglárka Börcsök is a Hungarian performing artist and choreographer. She studied contemporary dance at Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, and completed a two-year training cycle at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. Currently, she is based in Berlin.

Working professionally since 2010, as a performer, she has taken part in Tino Sehgal’s works at documenta (13), Stedelijk Museum and KIASMA – Contemporary Art Museum. She dances in video works of Joachim Koester exhibited at Camden Art Center London, Kunsthall Bergen, Calgary Contemporary and in museum worldwide. Since 2016, she has been featured in several editions of 20 Dancers for the XX Century by Boris Charmatz/Terrain at MACBA Barcelona, Reina Sofia Madrid, BOZAR Brussels, Centre Pompidou Metz.

Börcsök has been performing and collaborating with Hungarian artist and choreographer Eszter Salamon for several years in her acclaimed MONUMENT series shown at RuhrTriennale, Centre Pompidou Paris, Festival d’Avignon, Kunstenfestivaldesarts and Tanz im August amongst others. Currently, she is touring with Still Not Still, a dance piece by Ligia Lewis.

Boglárka Börcsök has been collaborating with Berlin based filmmaker Andreas Bolm since 2017. They made the documentary film The Art of Movement, a portrait of three over 90-year-old dancers from Budapest which was shown at 9th BIDF – Budapest International Documentary Festival, the film premiered online hosted by Pact Zollverein, Tanzquartier Wien and Montag Modus and it was screened at TEA – Tenerife Museum and Festival Salmon in Barcelona among others.
Their performance and video installation Figuring Age, based on the film, was presented at Moving in November Festival Helsinki and ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna among others, where it received an honorable mention by the [8:tension] Young Choreographer’s series Jury in 2022. The project was selected as part of the Aerowaves ‘Twenty23 Artists’ network and SHOWCASE 2023 of the Impulse Theater Festival and is currently touring across Europe.

Boglárka Börcsök is the recipient of the Rudolf Laban Special Prize 2023 awarded by the independent performing arts scene in Hungary.

“As a time-traveller and story-teller, my work often draws from archival research, personal encounters and the practice of listening and looking. I’m interested in how memory and history are expressed through voices, gestures and movements.

I enjoy creating conditions to dance around power relations, the hidden and the forbidden. Interested in a fully articulated body that is generous and available to slip in and out of complex and ambiguous embodiments.

My work negotiates the personal, historical and the emotional while venturing into the bizarre, the grotesque and the repressed.”