Edit Kaldor

Edit Kaldor is recognised internationally as a unique voice in the contemporary theatre landscape. She works mostly with nonprofessional performers and often integrates in her work the use of various digital media in a sophisticated but straightforward way. Kaldor was born in Budapest. As a child she immigrated to the United States, where she had lived for ten years before moving back to Europe. She now lives in Amsterdam and works internationally. Her work, which includes among others Or Press Escape (2003), Point Blank (2007), C’est du chinois (2010) One Hour (2012) and Woe (2013) has been presented widely in Europe as well as in North and South America, Asia and Egypt. Her last work, the Inventory of Powerlessness (2014-15) is a large scale participatory theatre project where she has collaborated with about 200 local residents in various European cities. In her current piece Web of Trust (working title), which will premiere in May 2016 at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels, she continues to work together with many of the participants from the Inventory, but also embarks on new artistic collaborations, taking the exploration of the last years in a more explicitly political direction, and placing it into the context of social media.