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.
Reut Shemesh, born and raised in Israel, is working on the margins of contemporary dance, poetry and experimental film, research by her heritage and upbringing. She received her first degree from the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem (NL), as well as a postgraduate degree from the Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne (DE). Amongst others, she has exhibited and performed at tanzhaus nrw Dusseldorf, Jewish Museum Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, Tanzhaus Zürich, Suzanne Dellal Center Tel-Aviv, Theatre Lab NYC and Korzo Theater Den Haag.
Shemesh has taught choreography at several academic institutions, including the Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf and Universität zu Köln. Her works have been presented at international festivals and have been nominated for numerous awards, she won the Cologne Dance and Theater Prize 2016 for her work LEVIAH. Her films were presented in 2017 at the Oberhausen Short Film Festival and Art Cologne. In April 2019 Shemesh created the work ATARA during the residency program at K3|Tanzplan Hamburg. The piece is invited for Tanzplattform Germany 2020. Her research project WITNESS has opened the Impulse Theatre Festival 2019 – the final work will be presented at tanzhaus nrw in 2021. Reut Shemesh is supported by Land NRW with Spitzenförderung 2021 – 2023. Currently, she lives and works in Cologne.
JUKSTA was founded in 2010 by Paul Blackman & Christine Gouzelis, based in Athens, Greece. Their ambition is to entertain the curiosity of audiences that have the tendency to observe the subnormal and appreciate the genre of Physical Dance Theatre, by means of an offbeat, cinematic approach.
Together they collaborate, tour and teach at several international platforms and have received commissions from Sadler’s Wells, Jasmin Vardimon Company (JV2), Athens Festival, Spider Festival, Dot504 Company, National Greek Orchestra and the Hellenic Dance Company just to name a few. Gouzelis was the Artist in Residency at the Hong Kong Performing Arts Academy where her work ‘Fragile Matter’ has been nominated for Best Choreography and Best Ensemble piece. The work was performed by BODHI PROJECT dance company in 2016. Some of their latest works that have been created – ‘Alcestis’ (Greece), ’Echoing Woods'(Hong Kong), ‘Physical Jerks'(Czech Republic), ‘Savage Symphony'(Hong Kong), ‘Lucid’ (UK). In season 2021 they are working with BODHI PROJECT dance company to create their latest production.