Biography

 

Henriett TUNYOGI, ballerina, actor, director and choreographer born in Tata, Hungary, lives in London and Budapest – an artist who was awarded one of the highest Hungarian state decoration, the Hungarian Order of Merit, Officer’s Cross for services to Art and Culture - was the only Hungarian participant of the Woman Economic Forum which was organised in May 2016 New Delhi and where women from more than 90 countries got together. Henriett was also awarded the ‘Iconic Woman in connection with people and culture’ prize, which was presented to her by Dr. Harbeen Arora, the founder of WEF. Henriett was bestowed an honorary lifetime membership or ALL (All Ladies League). 

 

Films and TV

 

In 2016 her film ‘Love’ was selected as one of the best Films in that year by Straight 8 in London and premiered at the Vue Piccadilly (dancer, director and producer). 

Bear Me Witness showcased Henriett in the leading role premiered in the Anchorage Film Festival Alaska 2014. 

She directed, produced and plays the leading role in 'The Liver' short film which was selected at the Cannes Film Festival, Short Film Corner in 2013. Following that success, she was awarded with the Certificate of Excellence, Special Festival Mention at the 2nd Delhi Shorts International Film Festival-13. On top of that it will be screened at the ICA as part of ’the best of British’ at the London Short Film Festival in 2014. 

The ’To Music’ short film, where Henriett plays a wife of an artist, won the ’2 Thumbs Up’ award at the Roger Ebert Film Festival, Ebertfest in 2013. This film was also shown at the Cannes Film Festival, Short Film Corner and it was in competition at the Bahamas Film Festival. 

She was part of the team which created a documentary in Allahabad, India during the Kumbh Mela about Bruce Parry, Bafta winning Tv Presenter.

Between 2004-2007, she gave various dance lectures for children for Duna Television. Also during this time a portrait  film „Choose the knowledge – Movements” which is about her was filmed by the MTV2 Channel. 

In 2008, she created a dance documentary, Ballet ABC with Henriett for the Hungarian National Television. The successful series was also distributed in Japan. 

In 2004 she danced in the short film entitled „Spell” directed by Sándor Hartung a well known Hungarian painter. 

2013 saw her appear in “Fiery Marble” a dance theatre piece about Camille Claudel lover of Rodin filmed by Katapulf Film. She choreographed it and danced solo as the french sculptress.

 

Ballet 

 

Henriett studied at the Hungarian Dance Academy and gained a Fülöp Viktor scholarship in 1996. winning was a further scholarship for the Kirov Academy in Washington in 2000 from the Hungarian Government. She also won the Maria Keresztes award as the most talented dancer at the age of 18, and immediately after that she joined the Hungarian National Ballet and the Leipzig Ballet, under the direction of Uwe Scholz.

Henriett is regularly invited to prestigious venues in London, Rome, Tokyo, Nagoya, Yokohama, Bejing, Qingdao, New Delhi, Miskolc International Bartok Festival, Budapest Spring Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Festival of Majorca and Gala Performances like Stars of the Hungarian Ballet. Among her Ballet roles were / Sugar Plum Fairy/ Odette,Odilia /  Aurora, Lilac Fairy / Five Tangos, Adagio Hammerklavier /  Rahmanyinov pdd, Mozart - Jeunhomme  by Uwe Scholtz / Chopin,Debussy pieces by Paul Chalmer / Schostakovitch pdd – Renato Paroni, / La Mamma Morta –Antonia Franceschi, /Viviana Durante - Adegio Lamentoso...

 

Between 2003-2013 Henriett Tunyogi and Tamás Vásáry pianist have combined the most refined forms of music to create a very special performance based on the mutual inspirational of the various genres. She choreographed performances to the music of Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Scriabin, Debussy, Bartok and Kodály. Henriett is a guest teacher at the Hungarian Dance Academy. Sharing her knowledge of dance techniques learnt from abroad.

 

Charities and Events

 

Henriett recognises the importance of education, so she supports many educational organisations around the world. Such as the KALYANIKA VEDA VEDANGA SANSKRIT VIDYAPEETHAM in UTTARKHAND in the HIMALAYAS (an underprivileged boys school, where they learn Sanskrit and English, as she believes boys should be educated to learn how to respect themselves and women) 

The GOD’S GIVEN GIFT FOUNDATION in Hungary, founded by the First Lady Dalma Madl (this is for underprivileged boys and girls) 

WEEKEND ARTS COLLEGE in London (which supports young Londoner’s in the full range across the Arts). 

 

She is a „Miss Herbal Princess UK London 2006” winner, which involved creating an art piece expressing her ideas about health, beauty and harmony.

At the Women’s Economic Forum 2016 in New Delhi she delivered two speeches at the conference: ’What makes people want to give back to society’ and ‘3 ways to navigate uncertainty successfully’. Furthermore, she presented a lecture on Rationality, Faith and Emotion for the TEDx conference in 2011.

Her essays were published in Premier Magazine, La femme Magazine and in Dance Art Magazine.

 

 Press Quotes

 

Renato Paroni made the most of Tunyogi's contradictory qualities of coolness and warmth, serenity and volatility. Slender and strong, she has a purity of line that can make her seem otherworldly - angelic or demonic.

By Jann Parry, London.

 

In Debussy's Claire de Lune, ballerina Tunyogi with her refined dance movements, displayed not only a great classical beauty, but reinforced the poetic quality of the French composer.

  • China Times 

 

“Tall and pretty Henriett charmed the audience with her technical skill and the mastery of  the ballet idiom. She demonstrated how solo numbers even without the trappings of the corps de ballet could be equally attractive.” 

-G. Georges, The Statesman, New Delhi