By & with: Diego de la Rosa/Aaron Samuel Davis/Paulina Będkowska, Gabrio Gabrielli, Nóra Horváth/Jenna Jalonen, Alexandra Llorens, Csaba Molnár, Nora Ronge, Andor Rusu, Jessica Simet, Young-Won Song, Antonio Stella

Duration: 90 minutes

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

Photos: Dániel Dömölky & Jörg Landsberg

Produced by: Theater Bremen, OFF Foundation
Supported by: Goethe-Institut (International Coproduction Fund), Conrad Naber Stiftung, Workshop Foundation
Coproduced by: Trafó House of Contemporary Arts 

Hodworks / Unusual Symptoms (DE): Coexist

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?


Unusual Symptoms is a contemporary dance company, initially founded by french-algerian choreographer Samir Akika and now being run by long-term collaborators Alexandra Morales and Gregor Runge. Since its inception as a freelance ensemble in 2009, the company has toured the works of Samir Akika internationally, realized numerous projects and workshops across the globe within a long lasting and deep working relationship with the Goethe Institute and has also gathered extensive experience in working with alternating multidisciplinary and intercultural production connections with both professional ensembles as well as with amateurs and young actors. Since 2012, Unusual Symptoms are company-in-residence at Theater Bremen, whose dance department since then has been led by them.

Unusual Symptoms’ works take inspiration from different methods and artistic as well as cultural influences that flow together in open work processes. The differing approaches in content and style inherent in the different works always react anew to current artistic requirements. From the 2018/2019 season on, Alexandra Morales and Gregor Runge took over the company’s artistic reins, opening its doors even more than before to working with varying guest choreographers. Unusual Symptoms produce works with internationally renowned choreographers like Samir Akika, Máté Mészáros, Núria Guiu Sagarra, Helder Seabra and Adrienn Hód/HODWORKS, continue to initiate projects with young adults and semi-professional performers and collaborate with artistic partners around the globe.