Dawn

In a bold and radical performative research Dawn, at the forefront of the entire show are the naked bodies of the dancers. The performance requires of the dancers an extremely high level of awareness, strength and sensitivity, as is expected from the Hungarian choreographer Adrienn Hod.

In the latest production of Hodworks, the naked human body takes centre stage. It opens up in front of us like a landscape, dressed in the outlines of the muscles, the wrinkles of the skin and its flushed texture. We get to witness the body’s anatomical-mechanical nature or “animal-like quality”, which is so much of a taboo of our times. The continuity of the interactions and the unstoppable series of changes turn this daring piece into a performance, which demands an exceptionally high level of consciousness, strength, and sensitivity from the dancers. Dawn is an autonomous and radical research of the body, free from prejudices - just as to be expected from Adrienn Hód.


Hodwords

Hodworks was founded in 2007 by Adrienn Hód. The group, which has a permanent ensemble, regularly invites artists from different fields. The group’s work is based on a method developed by Hód and is focused on the creation of new forms and dramaturgical principles. Hodworks creates campaigns, specifically designed for a specific location, as well as dance performances, intended for presentation in theaters.
Dawn has been selected into 2014 Priority Companies by Aerowaves and won the Rudolf Lábán Award, as the most outstanding Hungarian contemporary dance performance of the 2013 season.


Adrienn Hód


Hungarian choreographer Adrienn Hód , who has been nominated for the Rudolf Lábán Award on seven occasions so far (winning it twice, in 2012 with Basse Danse, and 2014 with Dawn), is known for her radical approcah towards the body, space, use of experimental music and reciprocal links between them, including the audience. In 1997 she completed her studies at Budapest Tánciskola. In addition to creating her own choreographies, she teaches contemporary dance techniques, improvisation and composition. She is a regular lecturer at the Dance Academy in Budapes since 2005 and as a dancer she participates in the works of Marta Ladjánszki. As a choreographer, she is constantly exploring new aspects and infinite variety of ways that the body moves on stage and direct impressions that they arouse in the audience. She constantly reinterprets what she sees during the exercises. Her works try to "pull out" of dancers what is really going on in them, and the latter connect with the audience, often playfully and with humor. Throughout her work, she has concerned herself with the moving body separate from cultural context, and usually places it in empty space. "Minimalism to the end," as she says. "The bodies and the voices can fill every room.  Pure nothing attracts me. Emptiness is for me an inspiration that stimulates my mind. "

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Premiere

Španski borci Cultural Center, 25 January 2015


Credits


choreography
Adrienn Hód

performers
Emese Cuhorka, Júlia Garai, Csaba Molnár, Marcio Canabarro

live music
Zoltán Mizsei

music consultant
Zsolt Sőrés Ahad

light design
Kata Dézsi

co-produced by
Trafó - House of Contemporary Arts

supported by
Ministry of Human Resources (H), National Cultural Fund (H), New Performing Arts Foundation (H), OFF Foundation (H),SÍN Cultural Centre (H), Workshop Foundation (H), Départs (EU), Culture programme of the European Union