I fullheartedly agree that Szabo Gyuri is the soul and spirit of Trafo-house. He's vision and care built a singular institution, one that is the only link between the Hungarian dance/performing arts scene to the rest of the world. It is a great mistake to think that anyone could improve on the functioning and standing of Trafo House without Gyuri and his team's presence.
He's charisma and vision has defined the place and managed it to the best of it's abilities without much external support. Through the years he's to built a much loved, well functioning base and a very dedicated following.
He's supported the most important facet of art making, the exchange between artists. Most importantly, in between Hungarian artists and artists from abroad. People came to Trafo to see dance made by Hungarian choreographers as well as visiting companies of very high qualities.
Losing that opportunity would segregate the Hungarian dance scene even further and hinder the closing of the gap between the local and international arts scene. The Hungarian dance scene barely has a presence abroad and it hardly has a full view on works created abroad. Without this institution functioning as it is, that last link would be lost and the Hungarian Arts scene would suffer a major loss. Let's not let that happen.
In my opinion Bozsik Yvette should receive her own support to run her company certainly, but not at the expense of replacing the creator and well loved leader of an institution.
I think the real solution would be to create a separate dance space for Yvette and allow for a healthy competition so they could create not only their own works, but most importantly a larger, educated audience.
One with choice and a wider view on what is the state of the international and national performing arts scene. That would serve best the needs of culture in Hungary as well as Yvette and György.
I hope this decision will be revised and Gyuri will receive not only reinstatement but also further support and financial freedom to continue and support Trafo House. Continuing this well established creative exchange between Hungarian artists and the larger world is paramount for the local art scene to thrive.
Tamas Moricz, Dancer, Choreographer, Berlin