lldikó Tóth is a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher based in Leipzig, Germany.

 

In 2005, after graduating from Codarts University in Rotterdam, she received a DAAD scholarship for postgraduate studies and moved to New York City where she performed in the works of Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Company, Susan Marshall & Company, Kota Yamazaki among others.

 

In 2012, Ildikó returned to Europe and became a member of the Forsythe Company. Since its closure in 2015, she has been working as a freelance performing artist, involved in projects with Heiner Goebbels, Thierry de Mey, Fabrice Mazliah | MAMAZA, Sebastian Matthias, Michael Maurissens and Darko Dragičevic, Irina Pauls, Isabel Lewis among others.

 

Besides her participation in national and international projects, she has

been creating her own works, among others “How to Take Off Panties Naturally, In Front of Big Audience“ (2018), developed in collaboration with Jone San Martin at LOFFT – Das Theater Leipzig as well as the interdisciplinary performances “Future<void>“ (2022), created in collaboration with Lisanne Goodhue, Matthias Gruner (video design) and Felix Deufel (sound design) at Schaubühne Lindenfels and TECHNESPHERE Leipzig, and "We hope this helps" (2024) at LOFFT – Das Theater Leipzig, produced in collaboration with Jone San Martin and Vasiliki Bara, M. Auxiliadora Gálvez (set design), Tanja Rühl (lighting design) and Nadine Moser/resom (sound).

 

Collaborating with artists from diverse fields, Ildikó’s works explore the interaction between movement, sound, light, and space, and how their influence on each other is ultimately perceived by the viewer. To enhance awareness and embrace the unpredictability of the performative moment, she incorporates movement improvisations both in her artistic process and during live performances, inviting the audience into a space that welcomes individual narratives, interpretations, and thoughts, and where choreography can resonate on a sensory level.

 

In 2021 and 2022 she received two residency grants, #TakeCare and #TakeHeart in the frame of Neustart Kultur, allowing her to further her research into the role and the functionality of human perception.

 

She regularly teaches professional training classes and improvisation workshops at institutions such as Tanzplattform Rhein-Main Frankfurt, La Raffinerie Brussels, K3 Hamburg, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Palucca Schule Dresden, the Hungarian Ballet Academy Budapest, The Playground New York City and others.

Image: Jubal Battisti