“contemporary varieté” – „performance-pub” series

19 March 2022 8pm
Artus Studio
Gábor Goda

A performance that is born, develops and dies within a single day

Every Ephemer Works is a premiere. The performing artists of Artus create a unique, unrepeatable one-off performance-event during a single day of intensive rehearsal, centered around a specific theme for the night. Anything happening in the course of each event will never be seen in that very form ever again. 

Each and every event of the Ephemer Works series is a unique, out-of-the-ordinary, unpredictable and exciting encounter for both the artists and the audience. No stage. No auditorium.  While the public and the artists are chatting freely at the table, different visual, musical, and theatre actions continually arouse around them.

The most fitting term to describe this indescribable genre could be a „contemporary variety play” or „performance-pub series.”

The purpose of the Artus Ephemer Works action series, which debuted in 2010, and had gone past its 46th edition in 2016, – is to revive the real spirit of performance art with thoughtful, playful and formally daring episodes, in which the spontaneity and elaborate precision are paradoxically present at the same time.

Artus studio often invites guest artists to take part in the creation of one of the Ephemer Works events. Besides the genres of theatre and dance, there are regularly visual artists, musicians, inter media artists, filmmakers, programmers, and occasionally Hungarian or foreign companies joining the creative work process. 

Performing artists and co-creators of the Ephemer Works performance series so far:

Edina Andrási, Tamás Bakó, Dániel Baló, Imre Baranyai, Zsolt Bartek, Antal Bodóczky, Martin Boross, Márton Debreczeni, Kati Dombi, József Csató, Dávid Fekete, Kriszta Ferencz, Balázs Fischer, Réka Fodor, Márton Felszeghi, Zahra Fuladvand, Gábor Goda, Bea Gold, Gáspár Hajdu, Dóra Halas, Násfa Hantos, Miklós Heppes, Mária Hodován, Heléna Hrotkó, Rita Ilka, Szilvia Izsák, Julia Jakubowska, Vera Jónás, Rozália Kemény, Endre Kertész, Eszter Kiss, Krisztián Kiss, Gábor Király, Bence Knyihár, Gábor Kocsis, Pál Körmendy, Péter Lipka, Lilla László, László Lukács, Dániel Makkai, Zita Markovics, Lili Mayer, Zita Mayer, Ildikó Mándy, Csaba Méhes, Dávid Mikó, András Mohácsi, Zoltán Mózes, Norbert Murányi, Ágoston Nagy, Csilla Nagy, Eszter Nagy, Fruzsina Nagy, Géza Nagy, Tibor Nádor, Panda, Gábor Papp, Gábor Pelva, György Philipp, Áron Porteleki, Anna Réti, Judit Rabóczky, Ede Sinkovics, Ferenc Sebestény, Evelin Simon, Bálint Szabó, Henrietta Szalay, Dóra Ida Szűcs, Gáspár Téri, András Tucker, Villő Turcsány, Virág Varga, Flóra Veres, Melinda Virág, Melinda Virág

Theatre Companies:

Moradokmai Theatre Troup, Thailand (2012),

Noreum Machi Ensemble and Art3 Theatre, South Korea (2013),

Teatr Jednego Wiersza, Poland (2014),

Members of the Ankara and Trabzon National Theatres, Turkey (2015)

Central European Dance Theatre, Hungary (2016)

Masakr Elsinor Theatre Company, Czech Republic (2016)

Kompánia Theatre Studio, Hungary



In view of the current situation, Artus is acting watchfully:

– decreasing the number of tickets to half capacity and keeping distance between seats
– disinfecting the seats, door handles and the toilets with extra care
– promoting online ticket purchase
– kindly asking you to keep the social distance while waiting
– to protect others stay at home if you feel sick or do not feel well

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!