Choreographers 2019/20


Francesco Scavetta is borned in Salerno (Italy), Scavetta studied at National Academy of Dance of Rome, graduated in Theatre and Performing Arts and Post-graduated in Sciences of Communication. Choreographer, and dancer, Francesco Scavetta is the artistic director of the Norwegian dance company Wee. In the last years, Wee has been touring in 36 countries, becoming one of the leading companies of the Norwegian scene.

Scavetta has been giving workshops amount others at: P.A.R.T.S./Brussels, IMPULSTANZ/Wien, Henny Jurriëns Foundation/Amsterdam, SEAD/Salzburg Experimental Dance Academy, Greenwich Dance/London and in many dance/theatre festivals. Since 2012, Scavetta has established Vitlycke – Centre for Performing Arts, a new residency place, in the middle between Oslo and Göteborg.

Scavetta’s theatricality have often been associated with the atmosphere of a weird dream or to a playful world of a child: strange, funny, poetic and, at the same time, surprising. The performances created changes in format and aesthetic: to the delicate memories of “Daddy always wanted me to grow a pair of wings”, that looked like an old black and white movie found in the loft, we contra-posed the complex use of technology of performances like "Live*", co-produced by the Biennale of Venice. Live* won the first price at 30° Edition of the International Competition for Electro-acoustic Music of Bourges/France. The latest projects, "Hey dude, let’s stick around a bit longer this time” and “And I just stood there, watching the sky and the people below” have their conceptual starting point from a curiosity in the theme of the “consciousness” and have a different unconventional dramaturgical structure.

Stephanie Thiersch.
After studies in dance, humanities in Germany and France and art at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Stephanie founded MOUVOIR Company in the year 2000. She develops interdisciplinary stage performances, films and installations that are known for undermining usual perception habits and genres boundaries. Since the beginning, MOUVOIR works with international artists and co-producers, performs worldwide and received numerous accolades. She was a visiting professor at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen and at the University for Music and Dance Cologne and Francfort. Within the Freihandelszone ensemble network, she is the artistic director of the festival GLOBALIZE:COLOGNE/since 2017 URBÄNG!.

Thiersch sees her choreographic work as being part of a broader paradigm of interdisciplinary movement research, which initially involved media, then increasingly visual arts and pop culture, and currently primarily integrates music in the choreographic mindset. Since 2011 emphasis has also been placed on collective work dealing with the subject of postcolonialism with artists from Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2016 she organized “City Dance Köln” based on an idea by the dance pioneer Anna Halprin. The politically motivated manifestation of art consisted of over 600 performers and 10.000 paticipating passersby moving and dancing their way through the city of Cologne. Her works are regularly coproduced besides others by tanzhaus nrw, Théâtre de Nîmes (F), Beethovenfest Bonn, Kölner Philharmonie or Tanz im August Berlin. Her last piece Batailles d’Images a deep fusion of dance and music with composer Brigitta Muntendorf, Asasello Quartet and Orchestra Les Siècles she shifts again viewing habits. She creates for BODHI PROJECT a new premiere in season 2019/20.

Hillel Kogan.
He is an award-winning choreographer, dancer, dramaturge and teacher, whose work has been performed in venues and festivals all over the world. Kogan has performed as a guest dancer with Batsheva Dance Company and works as Assistant to Choreographer Ohad Naharin since 2005, in Batsheva Dance Company in Israel, as well as worldwide.
Awards include The Israel Lottery Landau prize (2015), The Israel Critics’ Circle’s Outstanding Choreographer of 2013, and he was named as a Promising Choreographer by the European magazine Tanz in 1999 and 2014. Kogan is a member of the Israeli Choreographers’ Association since 2009 and was appointed by the Israeli ministry of culture as co-artistic director of the Curtain Up Festival in 2015 and 2016. He collaborates with various choreographers in the Israeli independent dance scene. He works internationally as a teacher in Gaga movement language, repertoire (his own and other’s) and improvisation, and has taught at companies such as Norway’s Carte Blanche, Gauthier Dance in Germany, IT Danza in Spain, and more.

In 2018 he was invited to create a piece for Ballet du Capitole in France (performed in Theatre Garonne and Montpellier Danse festival). His latest pieces are WE LOVE ARABS, THE SWAN AND THE PIMP, THE RITE OF SPRING and OBSCENE GESTURE. He is first time working with BODHI PROJECT company in 2019-2020.

Adrienn Hòd.
Adrienn was born in 1975. She graduated at Budapest Contemporary Dance School in Hungary, founded by Iván Angelus. She founded OFF Company in 1995, then Hodworks in 2007. In 2010 he was awarded Trust for Mutual Understanding grant, in 2011 she was resident at Tanzfabrik, in Berlin.  In Autumn 2013 she was resident at Headlands Centre for the Arts, in San Francisco, in 2014 fellow of Philadelphia Dance Exchange. In 2012 with Basse danse, in 2014 with ’Dawn’, in 2015 with ’Conditions of Being a Mortal’ Hodworks has been selected into the Aerowaves 20 Priority Companies.

Her choreographies were nominated to Rudolf Laban Prize seven times that she won twice with ’Basse danse’ in 2011 with ’Dawn’ in 2014. She did choreographic work for the film ’Son of Saul’ (directed by László Nemes Jeles) that won the Oscar as the Best Foreign Language Film in 2016. She received Zoltán Imre price in Hungary, in 2016. In 2017 she won the Lábán Rudolf prize again for the choreography of Hodworks: ’Grace’. In the same year she created her new piece ‘Solos’ for Hodworks. She was also invited to collaborate as a choreographer in Péter Valló’s Shakespeare adaptation ‘Winter’s Tale’ for Theater Radnóti, Budapest. During the summer of 2017 she was collaborated as a choreographer in the new movie ‘Sunset’ by the film director László Nemes Jeles. In 2018 she won the Lábán Rudolf prize again for the choreography of Hodworks: ’Grace’. In 2019 a new creation, ‘Mirage’ was produced in Budapest, then she created ‘Coexist’ in Germany, a co-production with the Unusual Symptoms Company of Staattheater Bremen. In school year 2019 she was invited to lead a course at SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance) and in 2020 invited to create a piece for Bodhi project.