Adrienn Hód, Martina Hajdyla, Soňa Ferienčíková / Me-Sa / Bod-Y: SOFT SPOT

Saturday, 03.06.2023, 15:00, A4 – Space for Contemporary Culture

Soft Spot is an experimental physical performance born out of cooperation between dancers Martina Hajdyla, Soňa Ferienčíková and choreographer Adrienn Hód. Through improvisation and a research of the physical body, they explored the relationship between body, personality and meaning. What do we perceive when we look at the human body? What does the face, the gesture, the posture, the movement tell us? How do we communicate through the body with others? Soft Spot plays with the blurring of human qualities, asks what defines us as humans, and looks for a hidden, sensitive “soft spot” in ourselves.

“Soft Spot is an experimental study that challenges established ways of interpretation and deconstructs traditional movement conventions. It forces the audience to transcend the rational mode of thinking, granting them freedom of movement. In the work of established choreographer Adrienn Hód the extraordinary physical performance of performers Martina Hajdyla and Sonia Ferienčíková is simply stunning. Reduced to mere bodies without facial expression, they explore the subtlety and complexity of meanings inscribed in corporeality. Powerful piece that has received admiring reviews on several dance platforms and festivals.”

(Michaela Pašteková)

Choreography: Adrienn Hód

Created and performed by: Martina Hajdyla, Sonia Ferienčíková

Music: Ábris Gryllus

Dramaturgy: Ármin Szabó-Székely

Movement collaboration: Márcio Kerber Canabarro

Visual collaboration: Mária Júdová

Costume designer: Lucia Škandíková

Lighting designer: Tomáš Morávek

Technical support: Daniel Kozlík

PR: Alice Krajčírová

Graphic designer: Yara Abu Aataya

Production: Lucia Šimášková / BOD.Yngo, Jiří Hajdyla / ME-SA

Executive production: Romana Packová

Co-production: ME-SA, BOD.Yngo, HODWORKS Tanec Praha z.ú. / PONEC – dance theatre, Platform for Contemporary Dance, Bratislava in Motion Association

Supported by: the Art Support Fund, the International Visegrad Fund, the Prague City Hall, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the State Fund for Culture of the Czech Republic

Special thanks to: Csaba Molnár, Adam Czirák, Dano Raček, Petr Soukup, Mia Majeríková, Maker Keveš, Márk D. Molnár, Soňa Kúdeľová, Viera Farbiaková, Petr Goro Horký, Jenda Niesit, Mariana Novotná, Michal Šimečka, Agi Ferienčíková, Tatiana Lacová, Karol Laco, Lenka Sedláčková, Aneta Jiroušková, Adéla Jiroušková, Gideon Horváth

Soňa Ferienčíková

Soňa Ferienčíková is a dancer, teacher, choreographer and founder of BOD.Y ngo. She had worked with many Slovak and international artists and companies and had performed in Europe, Mexico, Israel and China. Her solo EVERYWHEN was nominated for Slovak theater award DOSKY 2018.

Martina Hajdyla

Martina Hajdyla is a dancer, teacher, choreographer and founder of ME-SA. She graduated from Conservatory in Slovakia and Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. She was granted Dancer of the Year Award 2015 for SuperNaturals.

Adrienn Hód

Adrienn Hód is a choreographer and leader of internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company HODWORKS. In her creations she deconstructs the framework of body, movement, space and music and rebuilds them in surprising ways.


ME-SA was established in 2008. The company works as an open platform that combines author’s projects with inviting various guest choreographers both from Czechoslovak dance scene and abroad. In 2013, ME-SA became for the first time part of Aerowaves TOP 20 Priority Companies List thanks to project Much More Than Nothing created by duo Peter Šavel/Stano Dobák. The company got three times the nomination for “Dance Piece of the Year” Award. In 2015, one of ME-SA founders, Martina Hajdyla Lacová, was awarded “Dancer of the Year” Prize for her performance in SuperNaturals, another piece by ME-SA listed at Aerowaves Selection for 2015. For the performance in the solo project L – One of the Seven was Martina Hajdyla Lacová nominated for prestigious czech Thálie Award 2016. ME-SA has presented its projects at various festivals: APAP/NYC, Spring Forward, Czech Dance Platform, Tanec Praha, Edinburg Fringe etc.


Bod.Y – the brain child of Slovak dance artist Soňa Ferienčíková is a non-profit organisation focused on the creation and production of new dance works from young Slovak and international artists. BOD.Y´s interest is on contemporary dance for stage that fuse performative disciplines, as well as dance films, video art, and site specific performance. It also initiate the creation of new works and is open to proposals from artists from all fields. BOD.Y´s works are presented in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Belgium, Hungary, Germany, Spain and Latvia.