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Tamas Moricz

Dance Faculty

Tamas Geza Moricz was born in Hungary, where he trained first as a gymnast and continued on to the National Ballet Academy at the age of 11. He completed their nine-year course in classical ballet, just as the Iron Curtain fell.  Soon after, he went to Israel to join the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company at the invitation of its founder Jehudit Arnon, who introduced him to modern dance and gave him opportunities to dance in the works of Mats Ek and Jiri Kylian.

After enjoying the best of the company and Israel, Moricz went on to join a year-long world-tour with Jan Fabre's group Troubleyn as part of the performance "Da Un Altra Faccio del Tempo". This group launched the solo careers of choreographers Antony Rizzi, Emio Greco and Marc Vandrux, as well.

Moricz was next invited by William Forsythe to join his seminal Ballet Frankfurt. During the following eight years with the company, he learned how to improvise and gained a new understanding on the possibilities of dance, letting go of his rigid ballet training.  Moricz describes this period as “entering into a new phase of creativity and a sense of high artistry.”  For the first time, he began to enjoy the creative process as much as performance. 

In addition to Forsythe, Moricz has worked with well known choreographers and artists such as Saburo Teshigowara, Jacopo Godani, Antony Rizzi, Mike Figgis, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Crystal Pite, Amanda Miller and Jonathan Burrows, among others. 

More recently, Moricz has taught at many of the world’s best dance academies, including the Palucca Hochschule Dresden, the Royal Academy of Antwerp, P.A.R.T.S Bruxelles, Codarts Rotterdam, the DANCE Apprentice program, the Venice Biennale, Tokyo ArchiTanz, Korean National University of the Arts, University of Istanbul, Mimar Sinan, Yildiz, Frankfurter Hochschule etc. and companies such as the Cullberg Ballett, Angelin Preljocaj Co, the Skanes Dansteater and others.  In summer 2012, he will join the faculty of The Boston Conservatory Summer Dance Intensive. 

As a teacher, Moricz aspires to bring his knowledge and sense of creative freedom to students, allowing them to become more aware of their individual possibilities and free themselves from any perceived limitations.

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