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Dániel Makkai

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Country : Hungary

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Dániel Makkai (cultural anthropologist, art educator, performing artist, live-action game designer) studied cultural anthropology, ethnomusicology and pedagogy at ELTE Budapest and Paris X Nanterre.

In 2006 he started an anthropological research about independent cultural activities in redefined industrial spaces which led him to participate in an international scientific and artistic exchange project called Heterotopia. During the same period he played improvised music and his most important musical project - the experimental band called Dorota - was founded in 2009.

His diverse art-based pedagogical activities are mostly carried out within the Transforming Association (Átváltozó Egyesület). He had several collaboration with Artus Theatre as a creative artist, performer and musician. In the frame of an international artistic research project Picture: Budapest -Østfold, he carried out some experimental form of narrative and cooperative games.

He try to synthesize scientific, artistic and pedagogical approaches and find a variety of its embodiments in musical and theatre performances, workshops, and in more experimental forms such as community and location based interventions, mixed-reality experience design, open-ended game events.