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Mr Csaba Buday

Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Creative Practice,
Dance

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Name
Mr Csaba Buday
Position(s)
Lecturer
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Creative Practice,
Dance
Discipline *
Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Phone
+61 7 3138 5483
Fax
+61 7 3138 3734
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

MA(Research) (Queensland University of Technology), Diploma (Dance) (Other)

Professional memberships
and associations

Member – Ausdance Queensland Member – Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare (ASPAH)

Member – Australian Alliance for Wellness in Entertainment (AAWE)

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Csaba Buday is Study Area Coordinator (Undergraduate), Lecturer in Contemporary Dance and Resident Choreographer for the Dance Discipline in the Creative Industries Faculty at QUT. A graduate of the Australian Ballet School, Csaba has had an impressive career as a performer, choreographer and teacher spanning over 33 years. He has worked with many of Australia’s leading professional dance companies (Ballet and Contemporary) performing numerous works by notable Australian and International choreographers including world acclaimed dance maker William Forsythe (Forsythe Company and Frankfurt Ballet). During this period Csaba toured extensively throughout Australia, Asia and Europe, performing at major International Arts Festivals, as well as appearing at the Turning World Festival in London. Csaba has undertaken music video clip and motion picture engagements including dancing the role of ‘The Faun’ from Nijinsy’s ballet ‘Afternoon of a Faun’ in the International film ‘The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky’ directer by Paul Cox. Csaba’s vast experience and knowledge of Contemporary Dance has led to invitations to teach for numerous well-renown professional dance companies and institutions including:

  • Australian Dance Theatre (Australia)
  • Bangarra Dance Theatre (Australia)
  • Chunky Move (Australia)
  • Dance North (Australia)
  • Expressions Dance Company (Australia)
  • Leigh Warren and Dancers (Australia)
  • Queensland Ballet (Australia)
  • BeijingDance/LDTX (China)
  • City Contemporary Dance Co (Hong Kong)
  • Cloud Gate Dance Theatre 1  (Taiwan)
  • Cloud Gate Dance Theatre  2 (Taiwan)
  • Guangdong Modern Dance Co (China)
  • Modern Dance Company of Beijing (China)
  • Vietnam Opera Ballet Theatre (Vietnam)
  • Centre for the Performing Arts (Adelaide, Australia)
  • Conservatoire a Rayonnement Regional (Toulon, France)
  • Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (Hong Kong, SAR)
  • Paris Conservatoire Dance Company (Hong Kong tour)
  • Taipei National University of the Arts (Taipei, Taiwan)
  • Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne, Australia)

He has also conducted Master-classes at Dance Festivals/Conferences including:

  • Beijing Dance Festival and Summer Dance Camp (Beijing, China),  2015/2016/2017
  • Guangdong Modern Dance Festival (Guangzhou, China), 2008/2009/2010
  • WDA Global Summit (Brisbane, Australia), 2008
  • Tari 07 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), 2007
  • Malaysian Dance Festival (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), 2005
  • WDA International Dance Conference (Taipei, Taiwan), 2004

Csaba has choreographed a total of 42 major works that have been presented in Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, the United Kingdom and the USA. Csaba is a 1999 Choreographic Fellowship recipient (Choreographic Centre, Canberra). Between 2000 and 2003 Csaba held the position of Artist-in-Residence at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Csaba’s current research lies in the implementation of smartphone technology in contemporary dance training to advance learning outcomes for tertiary dance students. Csaba presented a paper on this research at the World Dance Alliance Global Summit in Angers, France in 2014. This paper culminated in a journal article titled Self and peer review in dance classes using personal video feedback. Csaba graduated from QUT with a Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice and a Master of Arts (Research) and the Australian Ballet School with a Diploma (Dance).

This information has been contributed by Mr Csaba Buday.

Teaching

Csaba tutors in contemporary dance technique and composition. He designs, coordinates and delivers a range of technique, performance and choreographic units as well as coordinating both technique and performance capstone units for the BFA Dance Performance course.

Teaching History

2003 – Present

  • Ongoing QUT Dance (Brisbane, Australia)
  • Company class- Expressions Dance Company (Brisbane, Australia)
  • Contemporary dance technique - Queensland Ballet – Pre-professional year (Brisbane, Australia)
  • Company class – Bangarra Dance Company (Brisbane tour)
  • Company class – Beijing Dance/LTDX (Beijing, China)
  • Company class – Guangdong Modern Dance Company (Guangzhou, China)
  • Contemporary technique – Conservatoire a Rayonnement Regional (Toulon, France)
  • Company class - Cloud Gate Dance Theatre 1 (Taipei, Taiwan)
  • Company class - Cloud Gate Dance Theatre 2 (Taipei, Taiwan)
2000 – 2003
  • Ongoing Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (Hong Kong, SAR)
  • Company class – City Contemporary Dance Company (Hong Kong, SAR)
  • Company class – Bangarra Dance Company (Hong Kong tour)
  • Company class – Chunky Move (Hong Kong tour)
  • Company class – Paris Conservatoire Dance Company (Hong Kong tour)
1995 – 2000
  • Company class – Leigh Warren and Dancers (Adelaide, Australia)
  • Contemporary dance technique – Centre for the Performing Arts (Adelaide, Australia)
  • Company class – Cloud Gate Dance Theatre 1 (Taipei, Taiwan)
  • Contemporary dance technique – Taipei National University of the Arts (Taipei, Taiwan)
  • Ballet technique - 15th Ausdance Summer School of Dance (Canberra, Australia)
1993 – 1994
  • Company class – Dance North (Townsville, Australia)
  • Company class - National Opera Ballet of Hanoi (Hanoi, Vietnam)
This information has been contributed by Mr Csaba Buday.

Experience

July 2003 – Present Lecturer in Contemporary Dance / Study Area Coordinator (Undergraduate) / Resident Choreographer – QUT Dance Responsibilities: Lecturer

  • Teaching Contemporary Technique across both BFA (Dance Performance) and BFA (Dance) courses
  • Teaching Dance Composition
  • Teaching into the 1st year Transitional Training Program (TTP)
  • Examining student assessments (Technique, Performance and Choreography)
  • Unit coordination of a range of technique, performance and choreographic units:
    • KDB103 Dance Technique Studies 1
    • KDB209 Choreographic Studies 2
    • KDB214 Dance Technique Studies 4
    • KDB306 Dance Project 1
    • KDB307 Dance Project 2
    • KDB310 Professional Dance Training 1
    • KDB311 Professional Dance Training 2
  • Dance Supervisor for the following CI UG Units :
    • KKB350 CI Study Tour
  • Guest Lecturing
  • Mentoring students
  • Remounting and rehearsing the work of professional choreographers for the Dance Disciplines’ Essentially Dance and Dance Graduation seasons and International touring
  • Identifying with and employing suitable sessional lecturers
  • Auditioning applicants for intake into QUT full-time Dance courses
  • Organization of student International tour to Beijing Dance Festival and Summer Dance Camp

 Study Area Coordinator

  • Providing academic advice and guidance to students on course related matters
  • Providing leadership in the dance discipline in undergraduate course operations, especially in the areas of student experience, teaching and learning
  • Providing assistance to course coordinators in the development and implementation of courses, majors and minors
  • Providing assistance to unit coordinators in the development and implementation of curriculum design, assessment and feedback
  • Helping to review and support 1st year transition/experience.
  • Building a vibrant undergraduate culture within and across disciplines
  • Timetable coordination

Choreographer

  • Choreographing new work on students for the Dance Disciplines’ Essentially Dance and Dance Graduation seasons

Other

  • Directing and/or supervising photographic shoots for QUT Dance marketing.
  • Senior First Aid Officer

2000 – 2003 Artist-in-Residence, The Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts Responsibilities:

  • Advising the Head of Modern Dance in regards to student matters and leveling for technique classes
  • Teaching 4 levels on Contemporary Technique
  • Teaching improvisation
  • Examining student assessments (Technique, Performance and Choreography).
  • Choreographing new work on students for the School of Dance (Hong Kong performances and International touring programs)
  • Remounting and rehearsing excerpts of work for showings such as Program Information Days
  • Mentoring students
  • Auditioning applicants for full-time Modern Dance program intake
  • Staff representative for Modern Dance faculty during HKAPA School of Dance 2001 Singapore tour
  • Teaching master-classes at the ‘Xpostion Contemporary Dance Fiesta’ Singapore
  • Teaching for the Paris Conservatoire Dance Company during their 2001 Hong Kong tour

1995 – 2000 Dancer / Choreographer – Leigh Warren & Dancers (Artistic Director: Leigh Warren)  Responsibilities:

  • Performing in a range of work choreographed by Leigh Warren and guest choreographers
  • Dancing a major role in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) film ‘Shimmer’
  • Dancing the role of ‘The Faun’ from Nijinsy’s ballet ‘Afternoon of a Faun’ in the International film ‘The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky’
  • Extensive regional, interstate and International touring including performing at the Turning World Festival, The Place Theatre (London, UK) and the Seoul International Dance Festival (Seoul, South Korea)
  • Choreographing new dance work
  • Teaching 2 levels of Ballet Technique at the 15th Ausdance Summer School of Dance (Canberra, Australia)

1993 – 1994 Dancer / Company Teacher / Choreographer – Dance North (Artistic Director: Cheryl Stock) Responsibilities:

  • Performing major roles in a range of work choreographed by National and International choreographers
  • Extensive regional, interstate and International touring
  • Regular company choreographer
  • Choreographing a new work titled ‘Where’s the Breeze’ for the National Opera Ballet of Hanoi (Hanoi, Vietnam)
  • Teaching Contemporary Technique for the company dancers
  • Teaching Contemporary Technique for the National Opera Ballet of Hanoi (Hanoi, Vietnam)
  • Conducting dance workshops for primary and secondary schools

1987 – 1992 Dancer / Choreographer – Australian Dance Theatre (Artistic Director: Leigh Warren) Responsibilities:

  • Performing major roles in numerous works by notable Australian and International choreographers including world acclaimed dance maker William Forsythe (Forsythe Company and Frankfurt Ballet).
  • Performing in the John Adam’s opera ‘Nixon in China’ – joint production between the State Opera of South Australia and Australian Dance Theatre, 1992 Adelaide Festival of Arts
  • Performing an acting, singing and dancing role in ‘Cabaret’ – joint production between the State Theatre Company of South Australia and Australian Dance Theatre
  • Representing Australian Dance Theatre in ‘Vast’ the National Bicentennial Dance Event choreographed by Graeme Murphy touring major Australian capital cities for 3 months
  • Extensive regional, interstate and International touring including performing at the Jakarta International Festival of the Performing Arts (Jakarta, Indonesia)
  • Regular company choreographer creating works for the Dance Access programs
  • Choreographing 3 original dance works on company members that were presented at the Suzanne Della International Dance Competition (Tel Aviv, Israel)
  • Conducting dance workshops for primary and secondary schools

1986 Dancer / Choreographer – Australian Dance Theatre (Artistic Directors: Lenny Westerdijk and Anthony Steele) Responsibilities:

  • Performing a leading role in ‘A Descent into the Maelstrom’ choreographed by Molissa Fenley (USA), directed by Matthew Maguire (USA), original score by Phillip Glass (USA) and performed live by the Phillip Glass Ensemble (USA) 1986 Adelaide Festival of Arts
  • Performing major roles in works choreographed by Australian choreographers
  • Extensive regional and interstate touring
  • Choreographing an original work for Australian Dance Theatre’s ‘Dancers Choreograph’ season

1984 – 1985 Dancer / Choreographer – Australian Dance Theatre (Artistic Director: Jonnathan Taylor) Responsibilities:

  • Performing in a range of work by National and International choreographers including Christopher Bruce (UK), Lindsey Kemp (UK), Ruby Shang (USA) and Paul Taylor (USA)
  • Performing a leading role in the music video clip ‘What Am I Going To Do?’ by Stephen Cummings
  • Choreographing original works for Australian Dance Theatre’s ‘Dancers Choreograph’ season’s
  • Undertaking extensive regional, interstate and International touring including performing in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta
This information has been contributed by Mr Csaba Buday.

Publications

  • Buday C, Hughes BJ, Bulley BT, (2015) Pack, Gardens Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 3 - 7 November 2015
  • Buday C, Vague N, Meadows A, Hirakata R, (2014) Human Fly, Cremorne Theatre, QPAC
  • Buday C, Vague N, Hughes B, Hirakata R, (2013) ELET [LIFE], 5th -9th November, Gardens Point Theatre
  • Buday C, Oval S, Snartt T, Spinaze A, (2012) Momentan, QUT Gardens Point Theatre
  • Buday C, Gardot M, Meadows A, Boughen SC, Chiverton S, (2011) Dance to Gardot, QUT Gardens Theatre
  • Buday C, Willems T, Organ J, Boughen SC, (2009) Exposition, QUT Gardens Theatre

For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.