Kat Válastur


Part of the retrospective “We were better in the future”


40 min.

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“Lang” is concerned with the perpetual expansion of the body in time. An element that corresponds to this perpetual intention is the D.N.A., having a twisting form. When it is projected as a kinetic condition, the body twists. The body moves in a circular way and doesn’t follow the linear movement of physical time, which impose the forward walking process. Thus the body of the performer moves in continuous turns. The movement, and its transformations, take place with scholastic precision (frame by frame), compared to organic patterns like the pulse, the breath, the turning of a wheel, the circular movement of dawn and sunrise, the circular movement of life… and death. The body of the performer moves in relation to another body also moving in continuous turns. The relation between the performers could be described in the way twins look alike but no one can tell which one looks like the other. In that sense the two performers are the reflectors of world’s reduplication.


Concept & choreography: Kat Válastur / Dance: Ana Laura Lozza, Annegret Schalke / Guest performers: Bawélima Dessa Ganda, Sandyha Daemgen, Shiran Eliaserov / Light design: Martin Beeretz / Costumes: Lydia Sonderegger / Costume assistance: Heloïse Boutelle / Sound: Bryan Eubanks / Assistance: Giulia Messia / Production management: björn & björn / Production management: HAU Artist Office / Sabine Seifert / Touring & Distribution: HAU Artist Office / Nicole Schuchardt


  • Past
    Wed 29.3.2017, 21:30 / HAU1
    Thu 30.3.2017, 21:30 / HAU1


Supported by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and the Inter-University Center for Dance Berlin.

The retrospective is supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Presented in the context of [DNA] Departures and Arrivals with support of the EU cultural programme.

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