work in progress

work in progress – COEXIST

by Adrienn Hód – Hodworks / Unusual Symptoms

In an often playful as thought-provoking manner, the works of choreographer Adrienn Hód push the boundaries of depiction behind taboos and conventions of gazes and expectations, arriving at completely new dance forms and dramaturgic principles. For COEXIST, Hód, along with her company Hodworks, and Bremen based dance company Unusual Symptoms collaborate with each other for the first time. The project will be developed and presented in Budapest and Bremen. Forming a large multinational ensemble, COEXIST will deal with matters of solidarity, collective practice and social dynamics while shining a light on the relation of artistic autonomy and social freedom. How do we value the role of art as a mirror and disturbing factor of given circumstancs? COEXIST explores the idea of the collective between utopia and instrumentalization and furthermore explores political and social normative sets in which bodies move, which form them and influence them. Might oppositional body images feed back forms of aesthetic resistance into the social mainstream? What could a body, liberated from all inscriptions, look like at all? And is art the last refuge for coexistence?

Choreography: Adrienn Hód | Artistic Collaboration: Csaba Molnár | Costume & Stage Design: Anna Lena Grote | Music: Ábris Gryllus | Dramaturgy: Gregor Runge | Assistance: Andy Zondag | Artistic Consultation: Ármin Szabó-Székely | Production Management: Alexandra Morales, Ágnes Básthy | By & with: Gabrio Gabrielli, Nóra Horváth, Alexandra Llorens, Csaba Molnár, Nora Ronge, Diego de la Rosa, Andor Rusu, Jessica Simet, Young-Won Song, Antonio Stella | Produced by: Theater Bremen, Hodworks | Coproduced by: Trafó House of Contemporary Arts |Supported by: Goethe-Institut (International Coproduction Fund), Conrad Naber Stiftung, Workshop Foundation