She explores language through visual and vocal expressions, as well as movement and gestures. Her work includes collages, photography, records, performances and happenings in both urban and natural environments. Katalin Ladik studied at the Economic High School of Novi Sad between 1961 and 1963, she then joined the Dramski Studio (Drama Studio) acting school in Novi Sad between 1964 and 1966. Between 1961 and 1963 she worked as a bank assistant. During this time, in 1962, she began to write poetry.
From 1963 to 1977 she worked for Radio Novi Sad. She joined the newly established Novi Sad Theatre in 1974, becoming a member of its permanent ensemble in 1977 and working there until 1992. She primarily acted in dramatic roles. Over the years, she also played major and minor roles in various TV-films and movies.
She led the poetry sections of literary magazines Élet és Irodalom (1993–1994) and Cigányfúró (1994–1999). Between 1993 and 1998 she taught at Hangár musical and theatrical education center. She is a member of the Hungarian Writers' Association, the Hungarian Belletrist Association, the Association of Hungarian Creative Artists and the Hungarian PEN Club. Katalin Ladik has earned various awards, including the Kassák Lajos Award (1991), the award of Mikes Kelemen Kör (Mikes International – Association for Hungarian Art, Literature and Science in the Netherlands) (2000), the József Attila Prize (2001), the Mediawave Parallel Culture Award (2003), the National Award for Culture of the Republic of Serbia (2009), and the Laurel Wreath Award of Hungary (2012). Her awards for acting consist of the Oktobarska nagrada grada Novog Sada (October Award of the City of Novi Sad), a collective award to the cast of Radio Novi Sad in 1967; first place at Smotra vojvođanskih profesionalnih pozorišta (Festival of Professional Theatres in Vojvodina) in 1978, for the role of Masha in Three Sisters, directed by György Harag, performed at the Novi Sad Theatre. The same role earned her the first place of Udruženje dramskih umetnika Srbije / Association of Dramatic Artists of Serbia, in 1979. Katalin Ladik also received the Magyar Televízió Elnöki Nívódíja / Award of the President of Hungarian Television for Acting Excellence for acting in András Rajnai’s TV film series, Televíziós mesék felnőtteknek (Television Tales for Adults) in 1980.
In 1986, she was awarded first place at Smotra vojvođanskih profesionalnih pozorišta / Festival of Professional Theaters in Vojvodina for the role of Skinner in Howard Barker’s The Castle, directed by David Gothard, performed at the National Theatre in Subotica. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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