Idol

Idol
Kolorádó Fesztivál
07/04

Performers: Márton Gláser, Ági Gyulavári, Imola Kacsó, Boglárka Karcza, Tamás Kerekes, Márk Marián, Andrea Mészöly, Levente Nagy, Anna Pakh, Panka Pataki, Henrietta Sudár, Kata Tóth, Károly Tóth, Ábel Vay

Director/Choreographer: Adrienn Hód

Artistic assistants: Imola Kacsó, Márton Gláser

ArtMenők professional/group leaders: Andrea Mészöly, Ági Gyulavári

ArtMenők professional/group assistants: Henrietta Sudár, Károly Tóth

Music: Rozi Mákó

Light design: Kata Dézsi

Stylist: Viktor Szeri

Photos: Kincső Bede, Ofner Gergely

The leader of the artistic program of ArtMenők: Kata Kopeczny

Support from: OFF Alapítvány, Trafó Kortárs Művészetek Háza, Budavári Önkormányzat, Nemzeti Kulturális Alap, Műhely Alapítvány

 

Special thanks to the ArtMenők parents for their support!

ArtMenők & HODWORKS: Idol

We look up to our idols, we worship and imitate them. An idol is a person or role model that we can follow by common consent. Idol. Who do we see when we hear this word? What normative notions do we use to select them? Where does it lead us if instead of functioning in an inclusive way, we constantly fail while we try to follow exclusively designated idols who are in fact strangers to us?

Idol, a joint production by ArtMenők and HODWORKS, creates a space where able-bodied and non-normative performers can take to the stage together, creating a world they want to live in their everyday, personal spaces. The two companies suggest that the field of contemporary performing arts may be the most appropriate starting point for the pervasive social change that has long been called for. This kind of rethinking and revising of the often strict rules of domestic contemporary dance is very timely.

The liberating novelty of the international production of Harmonia (HODWORKS & Unusual Symptoms), which premiered in 2021, is now continued in a local, Hungarian context. Adrienn Hód has been collaborating with ArtMenők since autumn 2022, in the form of in-depth rehearsal research. The focus of the sessions was to allow young people with different abilities and non-normative bodies to explore, accompanied by HODWORKS dancers, previously unknown terrains in a safe space where they can express themselves through their own choices. During the creative work, participants worked on intensive attention control, conscious body use and coordinated work with space, and the resulting performance is adapted to the performers’ skills, contrary to normative expectations, so that they can present themselves in an inclusive space, within a flexible framework.