Bodily imagination: Agency of the performer

Adrienn Hód is interested in the presence of the performer, as well as the synergy between the performer and the audience. A safe and intimate environment is created to explore the performer’s inner energy, texture, senses, emotions and language. Going beyond typical perspectives found in dance works, the individual’s qualities are expanded to become the subject of the work itself. In the established framework of improvisation, the agency of the performer is being re-established.

Show Synopsis


Solos, conceived by Adrienn Hód, the Hungarian choreographer and the founder of Hodworks, is a joint performance of the three important creators in the company, divided into a series of solos.
With a single focus on the performance, Emese Cuhorka, Marcio Kerber Canabarro and Csaba Molnár cross the boundaries of classical theater by creating an authentic and devotional contact with the audience. Exercising their own responsibilities, they simultaneously shape pre-written and unpredictable events. They meet the same audience again and again, showing their new faces in each act. Meanwhile, the viewers may realize the change they undergo during the play.

Creative Team

Performance and Co-creation: Marcio Kerber Canabarro, Emese Cuhorka, Csaba Molnár
Co-creation: Imre Vass
Music: Coil, GG Allin
Music edition: Ábris Gryllus
Costumes: Anikó Németh and the creative team
Light: Miklós Mervel
Dramaturgy: Ármin Szabó-Székely
Choreography: Adrienn Hód
Management: György Ujvári-Pintér


Online Screening [ended]
Screening Date:5 Aug (Thur) – 18 Aug (Wed)
Enrollment: Online enrollment is needed.
Fee: Free of charge, donations are welcome for supporting Unlock Dancing Plaza

Supported by: Ministry of Human Resource (H), National Cultural Fund (H), OFF Foundation (H), SÍN Cultural Center (H), New Performing Arts Foundation (H)

Supported by: la Fédération Wallonie – Bruxelles – Service de la Danse, SABAM, SACD, WBI, WBT/D

#DANCELESS complex – Bodily Imagination

Choreography Workshop by Adrienn Hód and Márcio Canabarro [ended]

Adrienn Hód is a unique and innovative creator of the Hungarian contemporary dance scene, well-known internationally. Her works has been selected three times into the 20 most outstanding contemporary dance pieces by Aerowaves European dance network, which is one of the most visionary and influential dance platforms in Europe. Her choreographies tend to deconstruct, destabilize, and re-build already existing dance structures. The focus of her work is the performer’s status, as related to extreme human states and verbal and physical expression. Hód’s performances challenge taboos, enriched with a robust but delicate humour: a radical study of the body, free of prejudice. She opens up a parallel reality, which is built up from the unconscious and the ecstatic. Her audience is attracted to a “grey zone” where “presence” dominates “meaning”.

#DANCELESS complex is pleased to have her and Márcio Canabarro, who is one of the main dancers in Hódworks, leading a three day workshop, of which they will share tools and methodologies in their creative process. The creative process of Hódworks comes from the body, through physical improvised experimentation. The codes of our cultural, social and political surroundings appear and have a chance to be navigated and blurred into abstraction, thus giving performers and viewers a moment to acknowledge, question and dream about possible ways of interacting and (re)shaping their immediate realities.

In this three-day workshop we will explore and experience some of the methods and processes used to create dance forms and choreographies through improvisation by Hódworks, an opportunity to meet the company’s work up close.

Participants will gather in Unlock Dancing Plaza to work together.

Date:6 Aug (Fri) – 8 Aug (Sun)
Time:3-9pm(Including 1 hour meal time)
Venue:Unlock Dancing Plaza
Fee: $500 ; Early bird discount: $400 (Register before 18/7)
Target:Dancers or physical performers with a professional training background

The workshop will be conducted in English.

Solos – Studio Screening [ended]

An exclusive studio screening will be held in the studio of Unlock Dancing Plaza for audiences who would like to watch the recording of Solos, hoping to share the work to the public in a more discursive context.

Screening Date:5 Aug (Thur)
Time: 8pm
Venue: Unlock Dancing Plaza
Fee: Free of charge, donations are welcome for supporting Unlock Dancing Plaza

Adrienn Hód