Tamás Juronics
Artistic Director

Artistic Director, dancer, choreographer and director (born February 5, 1969, Tata). After graduating from the Folk Dance Faculty of the Hungarian Dance Academy in 1987, he accepted the invitation of Zoltán Imre to join the Szeged Ballet where he became soloist from 1989. In 1990 he created his independent studio within the company for his choreographic experimentations. He started introducing his own choreographies from 1991 and remained the company’s leading soloist. In 1993, after the departure of Zoltán Imre, he became the artistic director of the renewed Szeged Contemporary Dance Company. In his creations, philosophy and emotions are mixed with intellectual motives. Among the Hungarian choreographers, he was the first to use the elements of contemporary dance which are characterized by clear technical skills; this partly lies in the modern methods such as Limon or Cunningham, partly in his own improvisational dance moves. As a guest teacher, he attended masterclasses in Amsterdam and Zurich (1994) and in Italy (1999, 2005). By now Juronics has grown to be an internationally acclaimed creator with 65 choreographies under his name. The careful combination of his storylines, the clear, unified form of dancing and the dramatic structure make his works a cathartic experience. Spectacular staging, lighting, effects, and music are also well-integrated parts of his works. Juronics successfully introduced himself as a director in the world of prose theatre as well and has also become a popular choreographer, director of several musicals and operas in many theatres.

  • Roles

    Tybalt (2005)
    Atlantis (2005)
    Carmina burana (2001)
    Postscriptum (2000)
    Wedding (2000)
    The Miraculous Mandarin (1999)
    The Egg Theory (1999)
    Trallala (1998)
    Splinters (1997)
    Man of Mud (1996)
    Blindness (1996)
    Homo ludens (1996)
    The Rite of Spring (1995)
    Trio (1995)
    Emancipation (1994)
    Stygian Story (1993)
    Our Cell (1992)
    Fate-concerto (1992)
    Time of Imagination (1991)
    Tatjana and others (1990, music: Tchaikovsky, choreographer: K. Lőrincz),
    Stabat Mater (1988, music: G.B. Pergolesi, choreographer: Zoltán Imre)

    Choreographies abroad:
    Queen Czardas (2010 Italy)
    The Wooden Prince (2003, Slovakian National Theatre, Pozsony)
    Carmen (2003, Oldenburg Staatstheater)
    Blindness (1996, Groningen)

  • Choreographies

    The House of Bernarda Alba (Szeged, Small Auditorium, 2018)
    The Four Seasons – Feminizma (Müpa – Budapest, 2017)
    Don Juan (Müpa – Budapest, 2017)
    Absurdia (Szeged, Small Auditorium, 2017)
    eARTh (Müpa – Budapest, 2016)
    Catulli Carmina (Müpa – Budapest, 2015)
    Insomnia (Szeged, Small Auditorium, 2015)
    Legend of Joseph (Müpa – Budapest, 2014)
    Daphnis and Chloe (National Theatre of Szeged, 2014)
    The Rite of Spring (National Theatre of Szeged, 2014)
    Rites (music: Milan Savic, Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 39, Szeged, Small Auditorium, 2013)
    Stabat Mater (Szeged, Small Auditorium, 2013)
    The Nutcracker (music: P. I. Tchaikovsky, National Theatre of Szeged, 2012)
    The Wooden Prince (2012, music: Bartók, National Theatre of Szeged, 2012)
    Orpheus (music: Stravinsky, National Theatre of Szeged, 2012)
    Electra, Women of Trakhis (music: Thomas Adés: Asyla, Tevot, Szeged, Small Auditorium, 2011)
    Inner Hell (music: Liszt Faust Symphony No. 3, Mephisto theme, National Theatre of Szeged, 2011)
    Bodies’ Philosophy (music: Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Milan
    Savic, Szeged, Small Auditorium, 2010)
    Unisono – Symphony No. 9 (2010, music: Beethoven, National Theatre of Szeged, 2010)
    Homo Hungaricus (music: folk music, National Theatre of Szeged, Small Auditorium, 2009)
    Sleeping Beauty (music: Tchaikovsky, Dusán&Milán, National Theatre of Szeged, Small Auditorium, 2009)
    The Heavenly City / A Soldier’s Tale (2008, music: Kamilló Lendvay, Stravinsky, National Theatre of Szeged, 2008)
    Swan Lake for children (2007, music: Tchaikovsky)
    Swan Lake (2007, music: Tchaikovsky)
    20th Century (2007 music: Eötvös, Ligeti, Bartók)
    Carmen (2007, music: Rodion)
    Una commedia Mozartiana (2006, Müpa – Budapest)
    Prince Bluebeard’s Castle/Dance Suite (2005, music: Béla Bartók)
    Tybalt (2005, music: Prokofiev, Heaven’s drink)
    Atlantis (2005, music: Péter Eötvös)
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2004, music: montage)
    Nothing and Never – I’m searching (2004, music: Laibach, Skiny Puppy)
    Piano (2003)
    Firebird (2002, music: I. Stravinsky)
    Bolero (2002, music: M. Ravel)
    Requiem (2001, music: Mozart)
    Carmina burana (2001, music: C. Orff)
    Postscriptum (2000, music: J. S. Bach)
    Rush (2000, music: Attila Deák, Attila Tóth, Szabolcs Tóth, choreography: the Company, director: Tamás Juronics)
    Wedding (2000, music: I. Stravinsky)
    The Miraculous Mandarin (1999, music: Bartók)
    The Egg Theory, or the Muse’s Smile (1999, music: montage)
    Feast (1998, music: Ry Cooder)
    Trallala (1998, music: Attila Tóth, Szabolcs Tóth)
    Splinters (1997, Music: Gábor Földes)
    Man of Mud (1996, music: Balanescu Quartet)
    Blindness (1996)
    Homo ludens (1996, music: Nino Rota, Astor Piazzola, Kurt Weill, Lenny Kravitz, Elvis
    Signo (1996, music: John Cage)
    The Rite of Spring (1995, music: I. Stravinsky)
    Trio (1994, music: M. Nyman)
    Emancipation (1994, music: montage)
    Amphitheatre (1994, music: montage)
    Regenezis (1994, music: Kronos Quartet)
    Kroki (1993, music: Arvo Part)
    Stygian Story (1993, music: jazz montage)
    Our cell (1992, music: Jarre, montage)
    Fate-concerto (1992, music: Mozart, Vivaldi)
    Time of Imagination (1991, music: collage)
    Reminiscences of a Hardly-used Drying-line (1991, music: montage)

  • Co-productions

    Dream Traveller (BOK, 2017)
    Evita (National Theatre of Szeged, 2016)
    The Toy Maker (Syma Event Centre, 2015)
    Mimikri (Szeged Contemporary Dance Company – National Dance Theatre, 2014, Budapest Spring Festival)
    Dance Theatre 2014 Budapest Spring Festival)
    The Rite of Spring (Szeged Contemporary Dance Company – Pannon Philharmonics, National Dance Theatre, 2014, Budapest Spring Festival)
    Daphnis and Chloe (Szeged Contemporary Dance Company – National Philharmonic
    Orchestra, 2014)
    Orpheus/The Wooden Prince (Szeged Contemporary Dance Company – National Philharmonic Orchestra, 2012, Budapest Spring Festival)
    Orchestra 2012 Budapest Spring Festival)
    New World (2004, music: Ágnes, Boudny Dvorzak)
    The Wooden Prince: Szeged Contemporary Dance Company – Szeged Open Air Festival (2001, music: Bartók)

  • Directions (prose, musical, opera)

    Hoffmann’s Tales (director: Tamás Juronics, Szeged National Theatre, 2014)
    Rigoletto (director: Tamás Juronics, Szeged National Theatre, 2013)
    West Side Story (director: Tamás Juronics, Szeged National Theatre, 2012)
    Francesca de Rimini (director: Tamás Juronics, Szeged National Theatre, 2011)
    Traviata (director: Tamás Juronics, Szeged National Theatre, 2010)
    Faust’s Verdammnis (director: Tamás Juronics, Szeged National Theatre, 2009)
    Looking for a Bride (director: Tamás Juronics, 2007)
    Hair (choreographer/director: Tamás Juronics, József Katona Theatre, 2007)
    Faust (director: Géza Bodolay, Géza Gárdonyi Theatre Debrecen, 2006)
    János Háry (choreographer/director: Tamás Juronics, József Katona Theatre, 2006)
    Czillei and the Muntadies (director: László Babarczy, National Theatre, 2004)
    The Tragedy of Man (director: János Szikora, Budapest National Theatre, 2002)
    The Tragedy of Man (director: Géza Bodolay, Kecskemét József Katona Theatre, 2001)
    Strained (director: Gábor Koltay, Margit-island Open Air Theatre, 2000)
    Imaginary Report from an American Pop Festival (director: Balázs Kovalik, Szeged Open Air
    Festival, 1999)
    Dress-stand’s Ball (director: Géza Bodolay, SzNSz, 1999)
    János Háry (director: János Szikora, Szeged National Theatre, 1998)
    JFK (director: Gábor Koltay, Margit-island Open Air Theatre, 1996)
    Colleen Sale (director: György Korcsmáros, Szeged National Theatre, 1992)
    Ferenc Molnár: The Red Mill (Kecskemét József Katona Theatre 2004)

  • Awards

    2017 Dömötör Prize
    2014 Seregi Award
    2009 Dömötör Prize
    2009 Kossuth Award
    2008 For Szeged Cultural Award
    2007 Prima Award
    2005 Euro-pas Award
    2005 Dömötör-prize: the best director
    2005 Dömötör Prize – Best director
    2005 Artist of Merit
    2004 Medallion for Szeged
    2003 Veszprém Art Festival – audience award – Bolero
    2002 Veszprém Art Festival:
    o the best production: The Miraculous Mandarin
    o audience award: The Miraculous Mandarin
    2002 “Best Creator” Niveau Prize of the Hungarian Dancers Association
    2001 Gundel Art Prize – Best Choreographer
    2000 Budapest Spring Festival – Best Company Prize – Stravinsky Evening
    2000 Zoltán Imre Award
    2000 Dömötör Prize of Szeged – Best Director Prize
    1999 Curatory Prize of the Pro Szeged Foundation
    1998 International Dance Video Film Festival: I. Prize – Homo ludens
    1998 Hungarian Dance Festival – Best Modern Dance Male Dancer Prize
    1997 Harangozó Award
    1994 Flower Prize of the Philip Morris Company
    1994 Suzanne Dellal International Contemporary Choreographer Competition, Tel Aviv – Special Prize for the Best Performer