Programme

Kat Válastur

Stellar Fauna

InstallationDance

English / Language no problem / approx. 45 min

With “Stellar Fauna” Kat Válastur continues the series “The Staggered Dances of Beauty” in which she reevaluates the production of mythology as tool to process contemporary questions. In this series the kinetic technique of morphing is developed further in correlation with the use of the voice as an integral part of the bodies performativity. Like in the mitotic phase of a cell divided in two, “Stellar Fauna” is divided in two parts, a video installation and a performance. Inside an elliptical room the two female performers enact some sort of contemporary mythological beings. They slowly craft an uncanny world. Cultural signs in morphing, mutated and digital attributes merge with melancholic songs and tear drops slowly creating an untamed ecosystem in grief. The space flourishes with the tension of the two bodies as their private and their social performance is suspended between something cheerfully animated and the meticulous intimation of mourning about something that is about to be lost. “Stellar Fauna” is the creation of a world made by our world.

Cast

Concept, Script & Choreography: Kat Válastur / Performance: Maria Zimpel, Harumi Terayama / Light Design & Light Constructions: Martin Beeretz / Sound Design & Music: Constantin Engelmann, Tobias Purfürst / Set Design & Sculptures: Leon Eixenberger / Additional Set Design & Artistic Consultant: Filippos Kavakas / Costume Concept: Kat Válastur / Costume Assistance and Realisation: Suzan Çamlik, Ottavia Castellotti / Assistant Choreography: Markella Demeritz / Video Installation: Film von Kat Válastur / Camera & Editing: Clara Jo / Voices: Rebecca Lane, Evelyn Saylor / Production Management: HAU Artist Office / Sabine Seifert / Touring & Distribution: HAU Artist Office / Nicole Schuchardt

Dates

  • Past
    Premiere
    Wed 21.11.2018, 19:00 / HAU3
    Wed 21.11.2018, 20:00 / HAU3
    Thu 22.11.2018, 19:00 / HAU3
    Thu 22.11.2018, 20:00 / HAU3
    Fri 23.11.2018, 19:00 / HAU3
    Fri 23.11.2018, 20:00 / HAU3
    Sat 24.11.2018, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sat 24.11.2018, 20:00 / HAU3

Credits

Production: Kat Válastur / HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Co-production: Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Theater Freiburg, Fonds Transfabrik – deutsch-französischer Fonds für darstellende Künste. Funded by: Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

Location

HAU3
Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

Access by means of a stairwell (3rd floor). Use of lift possible by prior arrangement.

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As part of the festival “The Present Is Not Enough – Performing Queer Histories and Futures”, HAU initiated an open call for artists based in Berlin, who were invited to submit proposals for their Manifestos for Queer Futures.