Kat Válastur / HAU

Rasp Your Soul


English /  Language no problem /  approx. 60 min.

With “Rasp Your Soul” Kat Válastur presents her new work introducing the series “The Staggered Dances of Beauty” in which she reevaluates the production of mythology as a tool to process contemporary questions. The performer in „Rasp Your Soul“ enacts a contemporary mythological being. Inside an uncanny environment he unleashes a series of kinetic monuments as altered codes of processed cultural signs. Ruins of language from capitalist digital culture transform into mantras that initiate precarious gestures, fading slang whispers, voice interruptions, molecular kinetics. We encounter elusive identities expressing different types of realness. The space becomes a field of tension between language and the visual connotations of fluid complex demands and input from the outside. “Rasp Your Soul” partly a dance piece, partly a choreographed concert, is a manifestation of the elusive. It builds up the narrative of a post-mythological space in which a humanoid with a “sensitive skin” makes us think about our flesh and bones.


Concept, choreography, script, articulations: Kat Válastur / Performance: Enrico Ticconi / Set design and sculpture: Leon Eixenberger
 / Light design and light objects: Martin Beeretz
 / Sound design & Music: Bryan Eubanks / Additional sound: Kat Válastur / Choreographer's and production's assistance: Giulia Amici / Costume: Kat Válastur / Costume assistance: Sofia Vannini / Press & Production (creation): björn & björn / Production management: HAU Artist Office / Sabine Seifert / Touring & Distribution: HAU Artist Office / Nicole Schuchardt


  • Past
    Thu 2.11.2017, 20:30 / HAU3
    Fri 3.11.2017, 20:00 / HAU3
    Sat 4.11.2017, 20:00 / HAU3
    Sun 5.11.2017, 17:00 / HAU3


Production: Kat Válastur. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Onassis Cultural Foundation, Theater Freiburg, Kunstencentrum STUK Leuven, Stichting Châtel sur Place Amsterdam. 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. Supported by: TATWERK | Performative Forschung, Uferstudios, Tanzfabrik Berlin, ada Studio.

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