Adrienn Hód, choreographer

Her main profile is experimental movement and contemporary dance. She choreographs theatre pieces, films, TV advertisements, live performances and events. She regularly teaches improvisation at Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy and gives workshops related to Hodworks pieces.

During studio work she creates intimate situations in which dancers are offered space and trust to open up their physicality, sensations, emotions and verbalism. Hód’s method is based on improvisation that appears in a structured frame on stage. She is not afraid working on the unknown.

Adrienn Hód was born in 1975. She graduated at Budapest Contemporary Dance School, the only contemporary dance school in Hungary, founded by Iván Angelus. Her early works were presented at Inspiration- Young Choreographers’ Evenings, organized by Workshop Foundation. She founded OFF Company in1995, then Hodworks in 2007. Same year she was resident of the Research into the Unknown, a research program run by Workshop Foundation, in 2008 she was participant of Meeting Points, a Hungarian-American artistic program. In 2010 he was awarded Trust for Mutual Understanding grant, in 2011 she was resident at Tanzfabrik, in Berlin. Adrienn Hód was supported to make a new production by Jardin d’Europe EU funded project in 2012 and by Trafó House of Contemporary Arts in 2013. In Autumn 2013 she was resident at Headlands Centre for the Arts, in San Francisco, in 2014 fellow of Philadelphia Dance Exchange. In 2012 with Basse danse, in 2014 with Dawn, in 2015 with Conditions of Being a Mortal Hodworks has been selected into the Aerowaves 20 Priority Companies. Her choreographies were nominated to Rudolf Laban Prize seven times that she won twice: with Basse danse in 2011 and with Dawn in 2014. She did choreographic work for the film Son of Saul (directed by László Nemes Jeles) that won the Oscar as the Best Foreign Language Film in 2016. Her most recent piece with Hodworks, Grace has been premiered the same year and she has been choreographing for the Ljubljana- based En-Knap Group and working in Staatstheater Mainz as the female choreographer of the HOM/FAM sessions with her duet, Beliefs. She received Zoltán Imre price in Hungary, in 2016. In 2017 she won the Lábán Rudolf prize again for the coreography of Hodworks: Grace. In the same year she created her new piece ‘Solos’ for Hodworks. She was also invited to collaborate as a coreographer in Péter Valló’s Shakespeare adaptation ‘Winter’s Tale.’ for Theater Radnóti, Budapest. During the summer of 2017 she was collaborated as a coreographer in the new movie ‘Sunset’ by the film director László Nemes Jeles. In 2018 she won the Lábán Rudolf prize again for the coreography of Hodworks: Grace. In the same year she created her new piece ‘Suday’ for Hodworks.