Zero Ballet, Hungary
In the name of the company the word ZERO refers to our intention to start from the mysterious centre, as ZERO is the
place for transformation: it is the place where negative numbers turn into positive, night turns into day, virtual becomes
real. Thus ZERO also becomes the symbol of the creating process, since in this process we attempt to reveal something
that was so far hidden, we aspire to make a bridge between spiritual and corporeal.
The history of the company
Following an about 10 years of training in ballet, folk dance, jazz and modern dance techniques Gyula Berger entered
the Hungarian dance scene in 1984 when he founded his own modern dance group, the Berger Dance Company.
At those times it was the only professional group, working without official support but on a regular base,
trying to establish modern dance in Hungary.
Gyula has constantly been looking for new ways of moving and composing and finally this thirst for knowledge took him
to the Netherlands, to the European Dance Development Center, Arnhem. Returning to Hungary in 1997 he founded his
second company, Zero Ballet and he participated in the foundation of a unique dance-theatre formation,
the L1 Independent Dancers’ Partnership.
Gyula BERGER, artistic director, choreographer
Réka SZŰCS, project coordinator, visual artist