Kat Válastur


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


approx. 60 min.

Kat Válastur’s “OILinity” is a choreographic treatise on the dependence of western societies on mineral oil. The Berlin choreographer places three dancers into an adventurous game called “OILinity,” letting them wander through a landscape animated by petroleum and full of surreal obstacles. Its core is the “spinning melancholy,” a cylindrical object that has nothing more in mind than the preservation of the revealing system. With forceful movements, special kinetic codes and black humour, the performers try to break the mechanisms of this system little by little, and to distil something new from its fuel. “OILinity” confronts the audience with a dance work that reveals both the hidden traits of humans as well as those of petroleum, finding a vocabulary of movement in which forces and speeds culminate in the crude beauty of dripping oil. 


Concept & choreography: Kat Válastur / Dance: Nitsan Margaliot, Enrico Ticconi, Marysia Zimpel / Light design: Martin Beeretz / Stage design: Laila Rosato Lüke / Collaboration stage design: Ulrich Leitner / Costumes: Lydia Sonderegger / Costume assistance: Héloïse Bouteille / Sound & sculpture: Filippos Kavakas / Sound editing & Sound performance: Bryan Eubanks / Dramaturgy: Thomas Schaupp / Artistic production management: Katja Timmerberg / Press & Production (creation): björn & björn / Production management: HAU Artist Office / Sabine Seifert / Touring & Distribution: HAU Artist Office / Nicole Schuchardt

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  • Past
    Thu 28.4.2016, 20:00 / HAU2
    Fri 29.4.2016, 19:00 / HAU2
    Sat 30.4.2016, 19:00 / HAU2
    Wed 29.3.2017, 20:00 / HAU2
    Fri 31.3.2017, 20:30 / HAU2


Production: Kat Válastur. Coproduction: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Théâtre de Nîmes. 
Supported by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa and Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V..

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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