The experimental church singer Zoltán Mizsei embodies a voice of power that rules over a group of performers and sends them (moral) rules, orders and instructions. The group reacts to this voice and uses performative means to address their personal freedom and the threat to it. Scene by scene, power and the abuse of power are demonstrated in exemplary fashion – from the controlling and the controlled, the parent and the child, the preacher and the believer, etc., until everything comes apart at the seams. Uncompromising and full of dark humor, HODWORKS reflect a society that is increasingly alienated from itself through its unavoidable obedience to authority figures.
Duration: ca. 1 h 30 min
Language: English with english and sometimes german subtitels
An audience discussion will be held following the performance. Moderation: Katharina Christl (Head of the Choreography program at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden)
If you buy two tickets for “Nebenan/Mellettünk” events, you will receive a 50% discount on the cheaper ticket (can only be booked at the visitor center and at the box office)
Due to scenes with explicit nudity, this piece is recommended for all visitors 16+.
Adrienn Hód (*1975) is a choreographer specializing in contemporary dance and experimental movement. She founded the company HODWORKS in 2007. With her ensemble, she playfully and often provocatively focuses on the moving human body – freed from taboos and prejudices. Their themes range from universal human experiences to specific criticism of the world of contemporary dance. HODWORKS are regular guests at international festivals and their performances have been selected three times by Aerowaves. Hód is a multiple winner of the Rudolf Lábán and Imre Zoltán prizes in Hungary. She lives in Vienna and Budapest.
Direction: Adrienn Hód
Dancers: Csaba Molnár, Marcio Kerber Canabarro, Márton Gláser, Imola Kacsó, Jessica Simet, Luca Kancsó, Imre Vass Live
Vocals: Zoltán Mizsei D
Dramaturgy: Ármin Szabó-Székely
Light: Kata Dézsi und Viktor Szeri
Distribution and tour management: TINA Agency
Photos: Johanna Lamprecht
Commissioned and produced by steirischer herbst ’23