In Harmonia, Unusual Symptoms and Adrienn Hód-Hodworks create a space in which they invite us to explore the human body and its meaning in dance and society. In an abstract structure they question hierarchies of classical dance and play with forms and narratives of contemporary dance that are believed to be progressive. Asking for the undisturbed attention of the audience, an ensemble of dancers with and without disabilities attempts to rearrange our ideas about the body and the systems built around it. In between shared explorations of the diversity of the human physique and the self-ironic reflection on common dance forms, they aim to re-adjust our gaze.
With their first collaboration Coexist, created in 2019, Unusual Symptoms - the dance company-in-residence at Theater Bremen - and Adrienn Hód were invited to Tanzplattform Deutschland, one of the most important showcases for contemporary dance in Germany. Harmonia is their second creation together.
A production by Theater Bremen. In co-production with Trafó House of Contemporary Arts and OFF Foundation. Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK Coproduction Support Dance - funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media - and the Goethe-Institut Hungary.
This performance involves high volume and low-frequency bass tones which can be felt physically (depending on the seating position).
By & with: Yanel Barbeito, Aaron Samuel Davis, Florent Devlesaver, Gabrio Gabrielli, Carolin Hartmann, Paulina Porwollik, Leisa Prowd, Tamara Rettenmund, Nora Ronge, Andor Rusu, Young-Won Song
Choreography: Adrienn Hód
Artistic collaboration: Csaba Molnár
Music: Ábris Gryllus
Stage and costumes: Anna Lena Grote
Lighting: Christian Kemmetmüller
Dramaturgy: Gregor Runge
Dramaturgical assistance: Ármin Szabó-Székely
Artistic production management: Alexandra Morales
Production assistance: Emily Masch, Andy Zondag
Production management Hodworks: György Ujvári-Pínter
Production assistant: Naomi Darleen Schade
stage management: Lena Maire