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

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

    Choreographies abroad:
    Blindness (1996, Groningen)
    Carmen (2003, Oldenburg Staatstheater)
    The Wooden Prince (2003, Slovakian National Theatre, Pozsony)
    Carmina burana (2018 Lódz, Teatr Wielki)

  • Choreographies

    Dance of Needs (1990)
    SatírA (1990)
    Reminiscences of a Hardly-used Drying-line (1991, music: montage)
    Time of Imagination (1991, music: collage)
    Fate-concerto (1992, music: Mozart, Vivaldi)
    Our cell (1992, music: Jarre, montage)
    Stygian Story (1993, music: jazz montage)
    Kroki (1993, music: Arvo Part)
    Regenezis (1994, music: Kronos Quartet)
    Amphitheatre (1994, music: montage)
    Emancipation (1994, music: montage)
    Trio (1994, music: M. Nyman)
    The Rite of Spring (1995, music: I. Stravinsky)
    Homo ludens (1996, music: Nino Rota, Astor Piazzola, Kurt Weill, Lenny Kravitz, and Elvis Presley)
    Blindness (1996)
    Man of Mud (1996, music: Balanescu Quartet)
    Splinters (1997, music: Gábor Földes)
    Trallala (1998, music: Attila Tóth, Szabolcs Tóth)
    Touch (1998, music: Peter Gabriel, Hungarian National Ballet)
    Thor (1998, music: Ry Cooder)
    The Egg Theory, or the Muse’s Smile (1999, music: montage)
    The Miraculous Mandarin (1999, music: Bartók)
    Wedding (2000, music: I. Stravinsky)
    Rush (2000, music: Attila Deák, Attila Tóth, Szabolcs Tóth, choreography: the Company, director: Tamás Juronics)
    Postscriptum (2000, music: J. S. Bach)
    Carmina burana (2001, music: C. Orff)
    Requiem (2001, music: Mozart)
    The Wooden Prince (2001, music: Béla Bartók)
    Bolero (2002, music: M. Ravel)
    Firebird (2002, music: I. Stravinsky)
    Piano (2003)
    Nothing and Never – I’m searching (2004, music: Laibach, Skiny Puppy)
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2004, music: montage)
    New World (2004, music: Ágnes Boudney, Dvorzak)
    Atlantis (2005, music: Péter Eötvös)
    Tybalt (2005, music: Prokofiev, Heaven’s drink)
    Dance Suite (music: Béla Bartók, 2005)
    Carmen (2007, music: Rodion)
    20th Century (2007 music: Eötvös, Ligeti, Bartók)
    Swan Lake (2007, music: Tchaikovsky)
    Swan Lake for Children (2007, music: Tchaikovsky)
    The Heavenly City (2008, music: Kamilló Lendvay)
    Story of the Soldier (music: Stravinsky, 2008)
    Sleeping Beauty (music: Tchaikovsky, Dusán&Milán)
    Homo Hungaricus (music: folk music, 2009)
    Unisono – Symphony No. 9 (2010, music: Beethoven, 2010)
    Bodies’ Philosophy (music: Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Milan Savic, 2010)
    Inner Hell (music: Liszt Faust Symphony No. 3, Mephisto theme, 2011)
    Electra (music: Thomas Adés: Asyla)
    Women of Trakhis (music: Thomas Adés: Tevot, Szeged, 2011)
    Orpheus (music: Stravinsky, 2012)
    The Wooden Prince (2012, music: Bartók, 2012)
    The Nutcracker (music: P. I. Tchaikovsky, 2012)
    Stabat Mater (Szeged, Small Auditoirum 2013)
    Rites (music: Milan Savic, Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 39, Szeged, Small Auditorium, 2013)
    The Rite of Spring (music: Stravinsky, 2014)
    Mimikri (music: Unsuk Chin, 2014)
    Daphnis and Chloe (music. Ravel, 2014)
    Legend of Joseph (music: Richard Strauss, 2014)
    Insomnia (music: Balanescu, 2015)
    Catulli Carmina (music: Carl Orff, 2015)
    eARTh (music: Górezcki, 2016)
    Absurdia (music: Alfred Schnittke, 2017)
    Don Juan (music: Gluck, 2017)
    The Four Seasons – Feminizma (music: Vivaldi, 2017)
    The House of Bernarda Alba (music: Manuel de Falla, 2018)

  • 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)

    Direction in Prose:
    The Red Mill (Ferenc Molnár, Kecskemét József Katona Theatre 2004)
    Looking for a Bride (Gogol director: Kecskemét József Katona Theatre, 2007)
    World Circus (Dániel Nagy, Nagyvárad Szigliget Theatre, 2014)
    Turandot (Gozzi, Radnóti Theatre, 2016)

    Direction in Opera:
    Duke Bluebird’s Castle (Béla Bartók, Szeged National Theatre, 2005)
    János Háry (Zoltán Kodály, Kecskemét, József Katona Theatre, 2006)
    Faust’s Verdammnis (Berlioz, Szeged National Theatre, 2009)
    Traviata (Verdi, Szeged National Theatre, 2010)
    Francesca de Rimini (Zandonai, Szeged National Theatre, 2011)
    Rigoletto (Verdi, Szeged National Theatre, 2013)
    Hoffmann’s Tales (Offenbach, Szeged National Theatre, 2014)

    Direction in Musical:
    Hair (Kecskemét, József Katona Theatre, 2007)
    West Side Story (Bernstein, Szeged National Theatre, 2012)
    Evita (Webber-Rice, National Theatre of Szeged, 2016)
    Chicago (Marosvásárhely National Theatre, 2016)
    Dream Traveller (BOK, 2017)


    János Háry (director: János Szikora, Szeged National Theatre, 1998)
    Dress-stand’s Ball (director: Géza Bodolay, SzNSz, 1999)
    Imaginary Report from an American Pop Festival (director: Balázs Kovalik, Szeged Open Air
    Festival, 1999)
    Strained (director: Gábor Koltay, Margit-island Open Air Theatre, 2000)
    The Tragedy of Man (director: Géza Bodolay, Kecskemét József Katona Theatre, 2001)
    The Tragedy of Man (director: János Szikora, Budapest National Theatre, 2002)
    Czillei and the Muntadies (director: László Babarczy, National Theatre, 2004)
    Faust (director: Géza Bodolay, Géza Gárdonyi Theatre Debrecen, 2006)
    Queen of Csárdás (director: Csaba Tasnádi, Trieste, Teatro Verdi, 2010)
    Girl Fair (direction: Péter Gothár, Szeged Open Air Theatre, 2013)
    János Háry (direction: Attila Béres, Szeged Open Air Theatre, 2014)
    Oz (director: László Marton, Vígszínház, 2015)
    The Toy Maker (Syma Event Centre, 2015)
    Cinderella (director: Enikő Eszenyi, Pargue, National Theatre, 2016)
    Faust (director: Géza Bodolay, Szeged National Theatre, 2017)
    Romeo and Juliet (director: Géza Hegedűs D., Szeged Open Air Theatre, 2018)

  • Awards

    1994 Suzanne Dellal International Contemporary Choreographer Competition, Tel Aviv – Award of Distinction to Artist
    1994 Flower Prize by Philip Morris
    1997 Harangozó Award
    1998 Hungarian Dance Festival – The Best Male Dancer Prize
    1998 International Dance Video Film Festival: I. Prize – Homo ludens
    1999 Curatory Prize of the Pro Szeged Foundation
    2000 Dömötör Prize of Szeged – Best Director Prize
    2000 Zoltán Imre Award
    2001 Budapest Spring Festival – Best Company Prize – Stravinsky Evening
    2001 Gundel Art Prize – Best Choreographer
    2002 “Best Creator” Niveau Prize
    2002 Veszprém Art Festival: the best production: The Miraculous Mandarin, audience award for the choreography of The Miraculous Mandarin
    2003 Veszprém Art Festival – Audience Award for Bolero
    2004 Medallion for Szeged
    2005 Artist of Merit
    2005 Dömötör Prize – Best Director
    2005 Euro-pas Award
    2006 Dömötör Prize: the Best Director
    2007 Prima Award
    2008 For Szeged Cultural Award
    2008 Imre Eck Award
    2009 Kossuth Award
    2009 Dömötör Prize – Best Director
    2011 Dömötör Prize – Best Director
    2014 Seregi Award
    2014 Dömötör Prize – Best Director
    2015 Member of the Immortals’ Society
    2017 Dömötör Prize – Best Director