HODWORKS company, founded in 2007 - develops productions in which Adrienn Hód deconstructs contexts of body, movement, space and music, rebuilding them in surprising ways. Her company is comprised of a small nucleus of freelance dancers that have kept on collaborating in recurring constellations for a number of years now. With their productions, Adrienn Hód managed to be elected into the European dance network Aerowaves three times, among other things, and she won the Rudolf Lábán Award as well as the Zoltan Imre Prize in Hungary in numerous instances. Hód conceives of theatre as a safe space in which topics and discourse may be fathomed to the full extent of their depths, and made visible artistically. Whether dealing with the radical exploration of naked bodies in Dawn (2014), evoking extreme conditions of emotional and linguistical expression in Conditions of Being a Mortal (2015), or sending her dancers, as flashy chorus girls, into an ecstatic stream of consciousness between personal stories and fragments of current social discourse as in Grace (2016): she always tries to push the boundaries of performative depiction and to open new space for perspective and narration behind taboos and conventions of gazes and expectations. The stage is a playing area to her, subducting itself from determination or interpretation of its signs. Her plays arrive at completely new dance forms and dramaturgic principles, again and again, radically rethinking the possibilities inherent in contemporary dance. HODWORKS emphasises the complexity and radicalism of personal expression, laying bare the multilayered constructs of identity. In this manner, Adrienn Hód’s works may also be read, in the context of endangered artistic and personal autonomy, as marking a movement of defence and of re-obtaining said autonomy.