Eszter Salamon

MONUMENT 0 - Haunted by wars (1913-2013)


75 Min

Eszter Salamon looks at the past 100 years as a history of wars, and together with six dancers brings to the stage folk dances and other popular forms originated from conflict zones of all five continents. Embracing the approach of an archaeological history, this ‘dance of death’ brings about an impressively sombre yet stirring scenario that sheds light on an invisible world and dance history.    
Videointerview Eszter Salomon about MONUMENT 0 at Ruhrtriennale 2014 (via vimeo)

Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel (Hamburg), Les Spectacles Vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris), PACT Zollverein (Essen) as part of Départs / European Commission (Culture programme), Tanzquartier (Vienna), Centre Chorégraphique de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon as part of the residency programme. Supported by Centre Chorégraphique National Ballet de Lorraine – Accueil Studio 2013 / 2014, the Regional Directory of Cultural Affairs of Paris – Ministry of Culture and Communication and the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag. Thanks to: Bureau Cassiopée, Yvane Chapuis, EDEN*****, Zohar Frank, Danielle Kaufmann, Moritz von Rappard, Alexandre Roccoli, Frédéric Seguette, the team of the CCN Montpellier-Languedoc-Roussillon and Christophe Wavelet. Presented in the context of House on Fire.


Artistic direction: Eszter Salamon / Dramaturgical collaboration: Eszter Salamon, Ana Vujanović / Dance: Boglárka Börcsök, Ligia Lewis, João Martins, Yvon Nana-Kouala, Luis Rodriguez and Corey Scott-Gilbert / Lights: Sylvie Garot / Sound: Wilfrid Haberey / Costume: Vava Dudu / Costume assistance: Olivier Mulin / Stage: Sylvie Garot, Thalie Lurault, Eszter Salamon / Technical direction: Thalie Lurault, Michael Götz / Theoretical advisor / historian: Djordje Tomić / Production management: Alexandra Wellensiek – Botschaft Gbr, Sandra Orain – Studio E.S.


  • Past
    Fri 10.4.2015, 20:00 / HAU2
    Sat 11.4.2015, 20:00 / HAU2


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