The Symptoms Studio is a new residency space in Budapest situated in the former L1 Dance Lab in Budapest. From 2001 on the L1 Dance Lab served as a significant workshop and forum of contemporary performing arts in Hungary. In lack of subsidies the L1 Dance Lab had to terminate lease in March 2011. In order to save the professionally equipped and much-needed studio, The Symptoms performance group took over its operation.
The Symptoms Studio is located in a former spinner factory as part of the Bakelit Multi Art Center. With its 2 dance studios The Symptoms Studio is one of the most professional rehearsing spaces in Budapest. As part of Bakelit it is embedded in a professional theatrical environment; therefore, artists working there are given the opportunity of rehearsing and performing in the same space.
The Symptoms group provides also possibility for artists/groups to rehears and perform in a professional environment. The artist in residency program aims to support contemporary performing arts and to enhance international collaborations. The residents also get opportunity to join the regular trainings of The Symptoms, to benefit of personal coaching and to get acquainted with Hungarian artists and cultural operators during their stay in Budapest.
Hostel accommodation is available at the venue.
Black Room (large room) 11 x 14 metres: black professional dance floor, without mirror.
White Room (small room) 6,5 x 9 metres: white professional dance floor, with mirror.
In addition there are two showers, a bathroom, an office, a small store-room, a costume room, in Bakelit buffet, hostel, auditorium, exhibition hall.