Programme

Kat Válastur

Eye, Lash!

Dance

English / Language no problem / approx. 75 mins.

On a stage, a person (Kat Válastur) stands in a puddle. The person twirls around with a long whip.
The dancer and choreographer Kat Válastur is lying on the floor. Several bouquets of flowers can be seen around her and she is illuminated by a spotlight.
The woman stands and raises her arms in the air.
A person with blond hair kneels and presses her face into a bouquet of flowers.
The dancer and choreographer Kat Válastur stands on the stage with the flowers and has a percussion instrument in her hand.

In an enchanted landscape made of flowers, metal tiles and water, the choreographer and performer Kat Válastur embodies different female archetypes and personas. The French medieval mystic Marguerite Porete, the character of Monkey, the daughter in Tarkovsky’s film “Stalker,” or the figure of Lady Jane Gray portrayed in a painting by Delaroche materialize in this ‘operatic’ confession about the construction of the self and identity. Kat Válastur dives into her personal movement archive and uses her imaginary and visual language to explore the kaleidoscopic experience of a female artist in contemporary times. With the help of the spirits of women of the past and present who have been oppressed, marginalized, abused, burned or decapitated she transforms the space into a zone, an enclosed world and potential home of magical power, charged with female transcendence and spirituality. The film version of “Eye, Lash!” was already released in March 2021 and now the show can finally celebrate its live premiere in Berlin in front of an audience.   

Cast

Concept, choreography, performance: Kat Válastur / Light design: Martin Beeretz / Assistance light: Vito Walter / Music, sound design: Stavros Gasparatos / Sound engineering: Mizithras, Georgios / Assistance sound: Reei Metz / Set design: Ulrich Leitner / Stage sculpture: Ursula Linke / Costume: Kat Válastur, werkstattkollektiv / Dramaturgical advice: Maja Zimmermann / Assistance choreography: Tamar Sonn / Production management: Sina Kießling / Touring: Mascha Euchner-Martinez

Dates

  • Past
    Cancelled – new date will follow
    Wed 10.11.2021, 19:00 / HAU2
    Cancelled – new date will follow
    Thu 11.11.2021, 19:00 / HAU2
    Cancelled – new date will follow
    Fri 12.11.2021, 19:00 / HAU2
    Premiere
    Tue 3.5.2022, 20:00 / HAU2
    Wed 4.5.2022, 19:00 / HAU2
    Thu 5.5.2022, 19:00 / HAU2

Credits

Production: Kat Válastur.
Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, December Dance (Concertgebouw & Cultuurcentrum Brugge).
Funded by: Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Co-production Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.
 

Location

HAU2
Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

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