The newest production by Hodworks, Conditions of Being a Mortal, is an exhilaratingly physical piece exploring what it means to be a human being. After the minimalist corporality of Dawn – another piece by Hodworks in the Side Step festival programme – Conditions of Being a Mortal seems full of unexpected and diverse elements. The dancers experiment with direct expression of emotions, voice, intricate costume and ballet pointe shoes.

The virtuosic dancers challenge themselves with exhaustively physical movement, creating a state of trance where sentiment flows from the unconscious. In between the continuous movement and expression we are able to catch glimpses of humanity, familiar and strange.


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Performers Marcio Canabarro, Emese Cuhorka, Júlia Garai, Csaba Molnár
Choreography Adrienn Hód
Music Franz Liszt
Music consultant Zoltán Mizsei
Consultant Zsolt Sőrés
Dramaturgy Ármin Szabó-Székely
Supported by Ministry of Human Resource (HU), National Cultural Fund (HU), Budapest City IX. district, New Performing Arts Foundation (HU), Workshop Foundation (HU), SÍN Cultural Center (HU), OFF Foundation (HU), Zagreb Dance Company & Art Centre Svetvincenat (HR), Balassi Intézet, Helsinki and Aerowaves.

Duration 74 min.

The performance is not suitable for children.

Tickets 25/15 €

The visit is supported by Balassi Intézet, Helsinki and Aerowaves.