Eszter Salamon



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The Hungarian dancer and choreographer tells the life story of Eszter Salamon, set to music by Terre Thaemlitz. In order to do so, she traveled to a village in southern Hungary to interview her 62-year-old namesake. She uses the video material shot there as the starting point to re-enact a biography marked by Hungary’s opposing political systems and the desire for individual independence.

Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, co-produced by Berlin Documentary Forum 2 (Berlin), far-festival des arts vivants (Nyon), Next Festival (Valenciennes). Supported by Le Kwatt and ONDA.


Concept, Interviews & Performance:: Eszter Salamon / Text: : Krimerné Dr. Eszter Salamon / Text Editing: : Lindy Annis & Eszter Salamon / Coaching: : Lindy Annis / Music:: Terre Thaemlitz / Soundtrack: : Sabine Ercklentz & Eszter Salamon / Music Editing/ Sound Mix: : Sabine Ercklentz / Visuals: : Angela Anderson / Technical Management:: Andreas Harder / Organisation & Production: : Alexandra Wellensiek/Botschaft


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    Wed 28.11.2012, 20:00 / HAU1


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