Opening night on 16 May 2013, TRAFÓ – House of Contemporary Arts / Budapest, HU

In Hodworks’ “Dawn”, we see the creation of movement.  The body is exhibited as a landscape at an intimate closeness.  The naked body is dressed in sketches of muscle, the kneading of skin, the remains of contact, the reddening of skin. What presents itself is a forgotten anatomical, mechanical, machine-like condition, an “animal character” of the body, something that is stifled and taboo in today’s world.  The continuity of mutual influence and unstoppable change create, from a daring presentation which delves into the rare moments of human-physical experience, a performance which demands of the dancers extraordinary consideration, refinement, strength, and consciousness.  Devoid of prejudice, it is that free, radical form of exploration of the body we have come to expect of Adrienn Hód. 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.

Performers: Emese Cuhorka, Júlia Garai, Csaba Molnár, Marcio Canabarro

Live music: Zoltán Mizsei

Music consultant: Zsolt Sőrés Ahad

Consultant: Ármin Szabó-Székely, Zsolt Sőrés, Marco Torrice

Light: Kata Dézsi

Choreography: Hód Adrienn

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 Center (H), Workshop Foundation (H), Départs (EU), with the support of the Culture programme of the European Union