Attila Rónai, dancer
“I began my training at the Hungarian Dance Academy and then went on to dance for several companies in Budapest including Inversedance-Fodor Zoltán, PR-Evolution Dance Company, Central-Europa dance Theatre and Eva Duda dance Company, before going to Brussels to create with Ugo Dehaes. I then joined the Hofesh Shechter Company as an Apprentice for one year before joining the main company where I have remained for seven years. While dancing for Hofesh Shechter Company I have taught several local and international workshops, classes and assisted for Hofesh in his creation for the GöteburgOpera.
In december 2019 i choreographed a piece in Torino by Nuova Officinal Della Danze.
I always find great inspiration from music and put importance on dynamic, flow and totality of the body.”
Bea EGYED, dancer
The Hungarian dancer, performer was born in 1988, Eger, Hungary. She’s dancing since the age of four, based in Budapest since 2007. Studied a lot of dance styles, from classical ballet to contemporary dance (such as Nigel Charnock, Emanuel Gat, Wim Vandekeybus, Samuel Lefeuvre). In the last ten years she was working with numerous Hungarian and international authors, such as Éva Duda Dance Company, Eleonóre Valére Lachky, Forte Theater Company, Cie Pal Frenak and with Hodworks. As a creator, she made her first shows in collaboration with Milan Ujvari (Radioballet). In her workshops she is searching for the physical experiences between bodies based on trust, the aim through the guided improvisational tasks is the conscious use of muscle memory to build instinctive movement awareness in the mind, soul and body. In her own creations she always tries to find new viewpoint of a subject, to create a new world, visually, theoretically, physically, new forms of connection in the fusion of arts.
Her own solo production has premiered recently: The Dark Night of the Soul, a fusion of dance, theatre, visual arts, philosophy and painting.
Björn Ivan EKEMARK, dancer
Björn Ivan Ekemark/Ivanka Tramp is a dancer, performer and costume designer based in Berlin. He studied circus at Escola de Circ Rogelio Rivel in Barcelona, textile art at Nyckelviksskolan Stockholm and Dance & Choreography at HZT Berlin.
In the last years he has developed the sticky and visceral cake sitting perfomance group ANALKOLLAPS, as well as making costumes for Asaf Aharonson’s last production Delight part 2. He has also shown the performance series ”the horror of intimacy” together with Caroline Niell Alexander and Layton Lachman. As well as organized festivals and shows with the collective TENT where he premiered his latest group piece ”Sedimental”. He has been working as a performer with Dewey Dell, Peter Pleyer, Julian Weber. He performs inthe Hodworks piece, GRACE.
Csaba MOLNÁR, dancer, choreographer
Born in 1986, he began his professional training at the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy, after which he completed a two year program at P.A.R.T.S in Brussels. Soon afterwards he joined the Italian dance company Compagnia Virgilio Sieni, and in 2010 became member of the Hungarian company Hodworks. He began working as a co-creator in the five-member collective Bloom! (City, Tame Game, The End is Near), and later on pursued a similar creative collaboration in the formation Dányi-Molnár-Vadas (Skin Me). As an independent choreographer he had worked in association with Trafó House of Contemporary Arts and SÍN Cultural Centre in Budapest or Départs European network project. He produced two pieces (KITTY2012, Deacameron). As an artist in residence he worked with the students of the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy (Merriment) and created a piece for the EN-KNAP Group (68). He participated in ‘HOM’ at TanzMainz and the Studio Alta. His own coreographic works: KITTY2012, Decameron, The ox. In Sildenafilfairy project in collaboration with Marcio Kerber Canabarro they creating preformances (Tropical escape, EYE Candy, Winter Journey) http://sildenafilfairy.wixsite.com/sildenafilfairy
He is co-creator of four pieces that had been granted the annual Rudolf Lábán Prize for the best contemporary dance performance of the season:: Bloom!:City(2011), Hodworks: Basse Danse (2012), Dányi-Molnár-Vadas: Skin Me (2014), Hodworks: Dawn (2014). The pieces City, KITTY2012, Skin Me, Dawn and The Conditions of Being a Mortal had all been chosen by the Aerowaves European dance network for their annual showcase of the 20 priority contemporary dance performances. In his work he strives for reconciling radical extremes. His main interest is to explore how different ways of expression, when juxtaposed, may transform the most private phenomena of human life into a universal and liberating theatrical experience.
Dóra FURULYÁS, dancer
Dóra Furulyás finished her studeies at the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy in 2008. After that she was a member of the hungarian based company The Symptoms for ten years. She worked with several hungarian theatre directors (Tamás Ördög, Péter Kárpáti) and also Timothy and The Things. She is a freelancer, her upcoming project is about researching the the possibilities of a Mother and an Artist nowadays.
Emese CUHORKA, dancer
Dancer, teacher, choreographer, graduated at the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy in 2011. She has been working with Adrienn Hód since 2007, and has been a member of Hodworks since 2009. In her works she addresses experimenting, interested in situations which set the forms and substances free from their fixity: various street actions, interactions and performances, cooperations with theatre (TÁP Színház, Dollár Papa Gyermekei), contemporary dance and improvisation workshops for amateurs and professionals, movement research with László Fülöp, the artistic recontextualization of subcultures with Csaba Molnár. Until now she participated as a creator and performer in 5 performances which won the Lábán Rudolf Prize (Hodworks: Basse danse (2011), Dawn (2013), Timothy and the Things: There’s an elephant in every room… (2014), Hodworks: Grace (2016) and Hodworks: Solos (2017).
The production ‘Sea Lavender’ in collaboration with The Symptoms company won the Special Prize of Hungarian Theatre Critics Awards 2016. The documentary based on the rehearsals of this piece, called The Euphoria of Being won the main prize of the Locarno Film festival and the human rights prize of the Sarajevo Film festival. Three pieces she collaborated in with Hodworks were also selected by Aerowaves as the most outstanding dance performances of Europe: Basse danse, Dawn, Conditions of being a mortal. The performance of Timothy and the Things titled Your mother at my door co-choreographed by Emese was also selected in the 20 most pre-eminent productions by Aerowaves in 2016.
Jenna JALONEN, dancer
JENNA JALONEN aka triplejay was born in Finland, educated in Hungary and currently working internationally from Budapest. After her studies in classical ballet at the Finnish National Opera Ballet School and Hungarian Dance Academy in Budapest, she changed to the field of contemporary dance and performing arts. She has been dancing for and creating together with several international companies and choreographers since 2010 such as Eva Duda Dance Co., Central Europe Dance Theater, Kubilai Khan Investigations, Kwaad bloed/Ugo Dehaes, fABULEUS, Thierry de Mey, Theater Bremen, Máté Mészáros, Untamed Productions, Notch Company/Oriane Varak and HODWORKS. Jenna is teaching and sharing triplewave, a movement practice inviting the dancers to enter a continuous trip using the mechanics of a wave in the body through different dance styles and dynamics in the body. She is also interested in more brutal, uncontrolled and unconscious physicalities which she has been using in the creations by Collective Dope, a contemporary dance and performing arts collective. Besides choreographic works, Collective Dope is organizing events and programs for contemporary dance and urban dance scenes to meet, evolve and build new communities together. Two years in a row, her choreographic works have been selected for the Aerowaves Twenty19 and Twenty20 Spring Forward with the productions Long time no see! and BEAT ‘I just wish to feel you’.
Jessica SIMET, dancer
Jessica Simet graduated in Stockholm after which she completed her studies in the School of Dance and Fine Arts in Győr, Hungary. She was a company member at Cie Pal Frenak after which she began freelancing and has worked with choreographers such as Elio Gervasi, Roberto Zappala, Quan Bui Ngoc (Ballet C de la B), Yaniv Avraham and Guy Shomroni (Batsheva) and Eszter Salamon. She has been a collaborating member in the creation of MA•ZE dance company in Budapest and has spent two years working with Eva Duda Dance Company. She joined HODWORKS in 2017 and participated in co-creating pieces such as Sunday, Mirage and Coexist for which she received a nomination for Dancer of the Year 2019 by Der Theater Verlag Germany.
Júlia GARAI, dancer
Dancer and teacher, studied classical ballet, folk dance and contemporary dance. Founding member of Adrienn Hód’s previous company (1995-2007) and also of Hodworks (2007-). During her professional career she worked with over a dozen companies both in Hungary and abroad, and teaches ballet technique and creative dance for mentally disabled people since 2007. She participated in almost all of Adrienn Hód’s productions. Besides her stage-work she is an eager improvisation teacher for children and for seniors.
Júlia HADI, dancer, choreographer
Contemporary dancer and choreographer based in Budapest. She graduated as a choreographer at Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy in 2011. In 2008 her piece Bell Jar was nominated for Laban Rudolf prize in Budapest. As a dancer she performed the works of Eleonore Valere Latchky, Bea Gold, Márta Ladjánszki, Andaxtheatre, and The Symptoms. Between 2009-2011 she is regular performer of Hodworks. Since 2011 she has been focusing on her creative work at Body Lotion co-dance, which she founded with Virág Arany in 2009. From 2013 she has been teaching
movement and composition for actors at Keleti István Arts School, Budapest.
Marco TORRICE, dancer, choreographer
Marco Torrice is a performing artist, teacher and choreographer, based in Brussels. His work focuses on the facilitation of dance exchange between dancers from different dance styles and cultural back-ground, and on the redefinition of the concept of ‘contemporary dance’ by opening a dialogue with different dance performance practices then the one usually present in western academic environments.
Born and raised in Rome (IT), he studied philosophy at La Sapienza University of Rome. At the same time he started to take dance classes and workshops in Italy and all around Europe, mainly related to somatic works and ‘post modern’ movement approach. In 2006 he moved to Brussels to study at P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios, directed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) where he graduated in 2010. He worked for different choreographers such as Thomas Hauert, Jerome Bell, for the Hungarian dance company Hodworks, and for the Belgian dance companies Mossoux- Bontè, and Rosas.
In 2011 he created Me, Myself and I, a solo based on a collaboration with Marta Virag, researcher in the field of Neuroscience, and Kitty 2012, which was selected for Aerowaves 2013. In 2012, together with the Hungarian choreographers Adrien Hod and Csaba Molnar, he created The way my father imagined it all, within Jardin d’Europe project, and Centipedes, commissioned by SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance) for the Bodhi Project dance company. In 2014 he collaborates with Csaba Molnar for the creation of Decameron. In 2015/2016 he performed a series of solos based on a movement research which focused on the exploration of patterns, qualities, dynamics and content of movements, different than the one we are already familiar with due to our education and motor system. These solos were performed within the context of Liminal, a music electronic festival based in Rome. In 2017 he opened his dance research to all sort of performing artists, dancers and actors with different back-ground. Out of this research period, between Brazil, Budapest, Rome and Bruxelles, Marco’s artistic focus shifted from a sophisticated movement exploration, to the actual ‘social aspect’ of dance, to how a dance practice can gather different kinds of people and serve different functions such as performance, pedagogy and fun. Out of this research period he set up the basic elements of Melting Pot, a dance practice based on improvisation which works as a meeting place for dance challenge and exchange, where dancers from different styles and cultural back-ground can enter in dialogue and liberate different sort of feelings and emotions, such as joy, anger, sensuality, social frustration.
Marcio KERBER CANABARRO, dancer
Márcio Kerber Canabarro is a Berlin based dancer/performer/maker with B.A. in social Communication (UNIJUI – RS – BR) and a Performing Major (SEAD -Salzburg-AT). His work with Csaba Molnár “Tropical Escape” has been laureate in Hungary and Denmark. Canabarro is also part of the Hungarian based DEEPER F.Collective, which focus on how we build, influence and transform our large community through the chain of our immediate affections and our ability to care. In 2018 Canabarro started a collaboration with Aleksandra Borys called “Zero Waste Choreography” a platform to rethink modes of creating, producing and presenting choreographic work in relation to their environmental impact .They develop together the intervention/photographic project “TRACKING: Visual Cues for Hope” and the Choreographic Installation “re-imagining life on Earth : COSMIC DEBRIS”. Canabarro also has worked with well known artists as Sara Shelton Mann, Keith Hennessy, Adrienn Hód (Hodworks), Peter Pleyer, Mark Tompkins, Benoit Lachambre and Meg Stuart.
Marin LEMIĆ, dancer
Between 2005 and 2007 he attended to “Studio for Contemporary Dance Company” in Zagreb, Croatia and taking classical ballet, jazz dance and hip-hop classes in the dance centers “Tala” and “Liberdance” in Zagreb, Croatia. In 2008 he is worked as a stagier in “Zagreb Dance Company” which is one of the oldest contemporary dance companies in Croatia. Between 2008 and 2010 he started modern dance education at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten. Between 2010 and 2011 dancing in Noord Nederlandse Dans company ( director Stephen Shropshire) in Groningen. Between 2011 and 2012 he participated as a professional dancer in several dance projects, “Exit” (choreographer Arno Schuitemaker), “These little nothings” (choreographer Valasia Simeon), “Abdallah and the Gazelle of Basra” (choreographers Thom Stuart and Rinus Sprong), “The Fifteen Project” (choreographer Arno Schuitemaker), Project Sally (choreographers Ronald Wintjens and Stefan Ernst) Between 2012 and 2014 de worked in a Statetheater Oldenburg ( Staatstheater Oldenburg) in the contemporary repertoire dance company, working with different choreographers: Ann Van den Broek ( “ Das Blaue”) , Sharon Eyal ( “ Plafona”), Club Guy and Roni ( “ Romeo and Juliet”, “Airways”, “Finale Grande”) Alessandra Corti and Felix Berner ( “ Niemandstag”, Sungyop Hong ( “was sie bewegt”). Between 2014 and 2016 Working in a Statetheater Mainz ( Staatstheater Mainz) as a part of a contemporary repertoire dance company “Tanz Mainz”, working with different choreographers: Jo Stromgren ( “ Fairy Queen”), Sharon Eyal ( “Plafona Now”), Daniellle Desnoyer ( “ The Blue Hour”), Jose Navas ( Denouement), Club Guy and Roni ( “4”), Alessandra Corti ( “Unendliche Nacht”). Between 2017 and 2019 working with known Croatian choreographer and director Matija Ferlin ( “Staging a play : Tartuffe”) with Zagreb Dance Company in Zagreb, Croatia. Also as a freelancer on various dance projects in Croatia and abroad: Zrinka Lukčec-Kiko ( “Unavailable”, The restlessness of the birds”), Marjana Krajač (“Choreographic fantasy no 3 and no 4”), Jasna Čizmek-Tarbuk (“Holographic space”), Marin Lemić and Ida Jolić (“Transformers”). Recently started working on a project with Cocoon Dance Company ( “Body Shots”). He was also a part of a project called “Struggle of Life” in Germany working with choreographer Michael Langeneckert.
Máté VÁTH, dancer
Máté Váth is a Budapest based dancer/ maker/performing artist with background in theatre. In 2013 Váth graduated at Győr Dance & Fine Arts School where he trained for five years classical ballet and modern dance techniques. During his school years, he join the Budapest group Willany Leó, which he is still part off. Willany Leó is an assemble that researches improvisational dance theatre by holding regular experimental performances in different locations. In some occasions hav- ing distinct guest from various disciplines such as music, visual art, costume, set and light design. The group is active in the Hungarian scene for over 10 years, and its particular interest lays in how live collaborative creation can be developed, practice and instantly shared with an audience. Also in 2013 he received a year long scholarship from SÍN Culture Center, of support, founding and men- toring for young free-lance dancers, which unfold in two collaborations with the well known Hun- garian choreographer: Kata Juhász & Noémi Kulcsár. In 2017 he received a Performing Major from SEAD – Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (AT). Between 2016 to 2018 Máté worked at SEAD ́s Company: BODHI PROECT, developing and performing works from various international choreographers as Paul Blackman, Christine Gou- zelis, Cecilia Benguela, Jarkko Mandelin, Jelka Milic, Lali Ayguade and Mala Kline. Later in 2018 he join the creation of Jan Lauwers at the Salzburg Festpiele. In September 2019, he took part of a week long research hold by Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods in Berlin. Also in 2019 he premiered his solo work “When I became Máté Váth” at Abundance Festival – Sweeden. Since then he has been working with Adrienn Hod (HODWORKS – HU). Since the beginning of 2020 he is a guest artist in Beatrix Simkó’s piece at the Csokonai Theater (HU).
Imre VASS, dancer, choreographer
Imre Vass is an independent performing artist and choreographer, based in Budapest. He has been choreographing his own works since 2010. He is interested in the dialogue of the body and mind and initiates situations where he can move the audience beside the performers, finding common ground. His latest work includes taking place (2015) which was nomited for the best contemporary dance performance of the year (Laban prize) and STANDING GROUND (2017) supported by the Staféta program. With his long term collaborator Dávid Somló he created it comes it goes (2013), IITTHHOONN (2018) and DROHNENTANZ (2019). He is a member of DEEPER F Colective with budapest based choreographers Marcio K. Canabarro, Csaba Molnár and Vadas Zsófia Tamara and he is also a member of iCoDaCo (2018-2020) and created it will come later with with Lee Brummer, Eddie Ladd, Weronika Pelczynska, Mui Cheuk Yin and Joseph Lee and toured internationally.
He is a recepient of the danceWEB scholarship (2010) and he was selected for the first edition of SPAZIO – A Europian network for dance creation in 2012-2013. After finishing the Budapest Contemporary Dance School in 2007, he worked with Hungarian companies such as HODWORKS, The Symptoms, Artus, STEREO Akt, Márta Ladjánszki and Theatre JEL. In 2009 he joined the Brussels based Ultima Vez for the production and the international tour of neiuwZwart. He worked with United Sorry in the Forest Project (2013). He choreographed KASPAR for Rapid Eye, Copenhagen (2014). He collaborated in creating Cosmic Body with Ingri Fiksdal (2015).
Zoltán VAKULYA, dancer
Zoltán Vakulya has started his dance studies on the Budapest Contemporary Dance University, later he graduated in the Salzburg based SEAD. Afteer having complete his Danceweb scholarship, he began working as a dancer and choreographer. He is currently based in Brussels where he has worked with several choreographers and visual artist, such as [ David Zambrano, Vera Tussing, Radouan Mrziga, Bejamin Vandewalle, Kendell Geers, (…) ] while he has been choreographing and co-choreographing [ ‘PAUSE’, ‘One Two Three One Two’, ‘TogetherAlone’, ‘It’s time’ ]. he currently working with Hód Adrienn on her new piece and he is preparing for different new creations for 2019/2020.
Ábris GRYLLUS, media artist, musician
Ábris Gryllus graduated at the department of Media at the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design, Budapest, where he is teaching conceptual design and sound design since 2015. He is part of the noise-techno formation FOR. His musical works and collaborations were realesed by Farbwechsel, Exiles and Total Black. His sound installations were exhibited at the 2013 Berlin Gallery Weekend, the 2013 Vienna Design Week, the 2014 Soundscapes Festival, the 2015 Venice Biennale, the 2015 Off Biennale Budapest, the 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Berlin Montag Modus, the 2017, 2018 NEXT Fest Budapest, the 2018 Transmediale/CTM Berlin and at the Trafó House of Contemporary Arts as well as at Art Quarter Budapest. He joined Hodworks during the creation of Solos as music editor, in 2017. He also collaborated as composer and musical editor in Sunday, Mirage and Coexist.
Ármin SZABÓ-SZÉKELY, theater dramaturg
Graduated in 2012 at University of Theater and Film Arts. Worked in Volksbühne in Berlin during his internship. As a freelance he worked with Katona József Theater, Örkény Theater, Vígszínház, Szputnyik Hajózási Társaság and The Symptoms in Budapest, with Theater tri-bühn in Stuttgart, with Schauspielhaus Graz and with many other independent theater and dance performance. He works with Hodworks since 2012. Since 2015 the participate in the phD program of University of Theater and Film Arts. Winner of the Junior Príma-prize in 2017.
Csenge VASS, costume
Csenge VASS is a conceptual fashion and textile designer and art director. She gained her undergraduate degree at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in 2017. During her bachelor studies she received an Erasmus scholarship for studying in Barcelona, where she spent a semester at ESDI – Escuela Superior de Diseno art school. During her studies she focused primarily on the development and creation of innovative and experimental materials. Her graduation project ‘Morphogenesis’ was a combination of fashion, textile design and science in the context of installative art. She received an internship position in Eindhoven, Netherlands, where she had a chance to work in the studio of the internationally well-known conceptual designer, Bart Hess. Hess’s work had a major influence on her artistic attitude, among other experiments she started to be interested in the world of contemporary dance. She started to work as a costume and production designer in the pieces titled ‘Sunday’ and ‘Mirage’ directed by Hód Adrienn choreographer. Besides, she was the costume and production designer in ‘Masterpiece’, a dance piece of Molnár Csaba and Cuhorka Emese. She is interested in the experimental and innovative projects, in which her aim is to make the material the core of artistic inquiry. The ‘URFORM’ performance installation was her collaborative project, in which two other artists active in different fields of art – Barna Nóra, contemporary dancer and Mákó Rozi, musician. She worked as a costume and production designer at Kelemen Patrik’s contemporary dance piece, PLATEAU.
Dinara Klinton is an active concert performer and prize-winner of over 15 international competitions. Dinara has performed at most of the major concert venues including the Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall, and worked with such orchestras as The Philharmonia Orchestra and St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also appeared on BBC2 and on Radio 3 and has made several CD’s. Sir Andras Schiff says she is a ‘real virtuoso, a born pianist, a very natural player’ and Stephen Kovacevich found ‘her enchanting and technically amazing’. Dinara graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory, has a Master of Performance degree with distinction from the Royal College of Music where she studied under Dina Parakhina. In recognition of her skills and teaching ability, the RCM has promoted her to the position of Assistant Professor of Piano.
Kata DÉZSI, lighting technician
Kata Dézsi graduated at the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy in 2011 as a pedagogue, then as a lighting technician in 2012 at HSC school. She works as a lighting technician and lighting designer since 2017 for contemporary pieces. From 2008 she learned and worked in Millenáris Park. Since 2013 she is stage manager of the Theater and Dance tent of the Sziget Festival. She started working with Hodworks in 2013 with Dawn.
Márk BARTHA, sound designer, musician
A Hungarian composer, electronic musician, sound designer and performer, based in Budapest. Works with various theatre- and dance groups, composer for visual media. Studying electronic music gave him an experimental approach in musical composition. As a two-time beatbox champion of Hungary, he’s specially interested in vocal music, as a performer he combines electronic music and his voice in an improvised electroacoustic live set. Projects: 017 – O Milosc – Centrum Kultury, Lublin PL – Sound design, musical editor, 2017 – Escape Room Berlin – Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin DE – Sound design, 2017 – Promenade: Baltimore – Outdoor performance, Baltimore US – Sound design, musical editor, 2017 – Emlékek klinikája (Last chance clinic) – Trafó, Budapest HU – Music, 2016 – Taboo Collection – Trafo, Budapest HU – Music, 2016 – Købers Paradis (Buyers Paradise) – Passage Festival, Helsingør DK – Sound design, 2016 – Grace (HODWORKS) – MU Színház, Budapest HU – Music, 2015 – Critic award 2015 – Trafó, Budapest HU – Music concept, sound design, 2015 – Orgona Mátrix – Müpa, Budapest HU – Live electronics, 2015 – We Hear You (Stereo Akt) – Trafó, Budapest HU – Music, sound design.
Miklós MERVEL, lighting designer, technician
He has been involved in the theatrical field since 2001, he has worked and is still working with many independent companies.
From 2001 to 2008 he was a member of Krétakör, after which he worked as a freelance technician with several companies.
From 2004 to 2009, he studied at Tan Gate Buddhist College, in parallel with his theatrical work.
2010-2011 he obtained a stage qualification within the training of the University of Theater and Film Arts.
From 2010 to 2013, he was a technical manager at the Koma company.
He has been working with Adrienn Hód since 2014
Vera SZABÓ, actor, director
Veronika Szabó is a freelance actor, director and community theatre facilitator. She has graduated in the MA Advanced Theatre Practice studying physical theatre and contemporary theatre practices at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. Before that she studied Applied Theatre at Goldsmiths University. She attended a two years long Suzuki and Viewpoints acting training developed by Anne Bogart. She was member of the London Clown School and from 2019 she is member of the Red Nose International Clown Network attending regularly trainings with well know clown teachers at the International School of Humour in Vienna. In her theatre performances (Warpaint (2015), The baby (2016), The Timestealers (2016), Queendom (2017) Animal City (2018), Dino Coming Out (2018) she usually breaks the 4th wall, creating playful, comic and visceral shows using a grotesque language and often inviting audiences to interact. She works around topics of identity, female body, the grotesque body and humanimal behaviours. At the moment she is working on a research on the bouffon (grotesque, dark clown) with Csaba Molnár supported by Sín Culture Centre tero Step programme. Her show, Queendom has won the Award from the Audience at Thealter Festival in Hungary. Her works have been presented at theatres and festivals in the UK (Camden People’s Theatre, Roundhouse, BikeShed Theatre, The Space, Southbank Centre, ICC Speak), Germany (Let me in Festival, Collegium Hungaricum, Montag Modus festival, Off Europa) Hungary (Bankito Festival, Kolorado Festival, Sziget Festival, Artus, MU theatre, Trafo) Czecz Republic (Prague, Venuše ve švehlovce), Serbia (Desire Festival), Romania (Teszt), Kosovo (FemArt). She has also directed several community theatre shows working with civilians and regularly runs theatre workshops for different generations. She is teaching at the University of Theatre and Film in Budapest. In 2016 she worked as a presenter in the comedy-documentary TV programme ‘Immigrant’s Guide to Britain’ on Channel 4. She is member of the international post-species poppunk band, Maria Inkoo.
Zoltán MIZSEI, composer, musician
Composer, singer, sound artist, graduated at the Liszt Academy of Music Budapest in 1995. He received his DLA degree in religious music in 2004. Mizsei teaches literature of religious music, hymnology, mensural paleography, solfege and chamber music, and has been teaching improvisation for music therapists, music theory and literature at the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy. He recently is a leader resercher of music at the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg and teaches conducting and hungarian music history at the Kodály Institute, Kecskemét. He regularly participates as composer and musician in the performances of Hodworks since 2007. Szomjas vagyok (2007), Betonlótusz (2008), Kapocsolódjunk és bömböltessük (2008), Jobb a békesség (2008), Mit kezdjünk a testünkkel? (2009), A nimfák élete (2010), Mindennapi rutin (2010), CHOICE (2011), Basse danse (2011), The way my father imaged at all (2012), Dawn (2013).
Zsolt SŐRÉS AHAD, composer, musician
An improvised, intuitive, electroacoustic and noise musician, sound artist, editor, performance and conceptual artist, Zsolt Sőrés has composed and played experimental music for over 20 years. Besides traditional instruments, such as violin and the five-string viola, his work tools include home-made instruments, circuit bent toys, low- fi analogue synths, effects, sound objects, and others.
György UJVÁRI-PINTÉR, cultural manager
György Ujvári-Pintér is a cultural manager mainly on the fields of music and contemporary dance, as well as an electronic music producer (Legars) and composer for dance pieces. He graduated in comparative literature and french studies before getting involved in the dance scene and cultural programming.
After working a couple of years with Compagnie Pál Frenák (artistic manager) and in the Institut français de Budapest (program coordinator of the cultural department), he is now in charge of the international relations and tour management at Hodworks. Also, he is program manager at the Magic Mirror venue of Sziget Festival.
Petra PÉTER, president of the OFF Foundation
Petra Péter is a cultural worker and researcher on the field of contemporary dance. She is working for Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy from its foundation in 2004, where her work ranges from teaching dance history and leading thesis seminars to managing international programs. Beside this activity she used to work for Culture2000 projects focusing on development of contemporary dance scene, such as Jardin d’Europe (2008-2011, Workshop Foundation) and DÉPARTS (2006-2009, Trafó) as the project manager of the Hungarian co-organizer. She also initiated and led Leonardo Mobility scholarship programs (2010-2013, OFF Foundation) for emerging Hungarian dancers and choreographers.She earned an MA in Sociology and Hungarian Literature (1999, Debrecen University, HU) and in Theatre Studies (2009, Veszprém University, HU). Currently she is preparing a PhD thesis at University of Pécs (HU). Her research area is the beginning of contemporary dance in Hungary in the 1980s and 1990s.