Beatrix Simkó is a Hungarian dancer, choreographer and media artist who graduated from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest and from Performance Studies at Hamburg University. During her eight-year collaboration with the Hungarian Eva Duda Dance Company, she began to create her own performances and media works. In 2015 she was offered a grant by the Theatertreffen International Forum in Berlin, and in recent years she has taken part in many international theatre and dance collaborations; at Bern Schlachthaus Theatre, München Rodeo Festival, Berlin Künstlerhaus Bethanian and Ballhaus Ost Berlin. Since 2016 she has been performing with Zoltán Grecsó their dance duet #Orpheus#Eurydice, which was awarded the Grand Prize at the Hungarian Festival of Dance in 2018. Her multimedia dance piece Long time no see! a collaboration with Jenna Jalonen was selected in the Festival d'Avignon Sujets à Vif program in 2018 and in Aerowaves twenty19 Spring Forward Festival. In her works she engages the environment surrounding us via the expressive tools of the physical body. Until 2020 she is one of the selected artists of the European performing arts program, Creative Crossroads, by Life Long Burning.
She is currently based in Hamburg and Budapest.
photo: Daniel Dömölky