MONUMENT 0: Haunted by wars (1913-2013)
A dark scenario
In MONUMENT 0: Haunted by wars (1913-2013), the choreographer Eszter Salamon looks back over a century of warfare, using tribal dances, folk dances and other popular forms of dance related to conflict zones from all five continents. Her dance-archaeology research stretches from the eve of the First World War to the most recent conflicts. Together with her six dancers, Salamon moulds a striking ‘dance of death’. The dark and at times surreal scenario seems to afford the audience a glimpse of a hidden mass grave from which masked figures rise up and fight against the horror in vibrant rituals.
MONUMENT 0: Haunted by wars (1913-2013) is the first part of a series of pieces in which Salamon explores the link between choreography and history.
• Eszter Salamon has previously appeared at the Kaaitheater with a.o. Giszelle (2005, in collaboration with Xavier Le Roy), Dance #1/Driftworks (2008, in collaboration with Christine De Smedt), Magyar Tàncok (2008) and TALES OF THE BODILESS (2011). On the first Dag van de Dans we will also be presenting Dance #2, a duet she is creating with Christine De Smedt.
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artistic direction Eszter Salamon | dramaturgical collaboration Eszter Salamon, Ana Vujanović | dancers Boglárka Börcsök, Ligia Lewis, João Martins, Yvon Nana-Kouala, Luis Rodriguez, Corey Scott-Gilbert | lights Sylvie Garot | sound Wilfrid Haberey | costumes Vava Dudu | costumes assistant Olivier Mulin | technical direction Thalie Lurault, Michael Götz | theoretical advisor, historian Djordje Tomic | production Alexandra Wellensiek – Botschaft Gbr, Sandra Orain – Studio E.S. | co-production HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel (Hamburg), Les Spectacles Vivants-Centre Pompidou (Paris), PACT Zollverein (Essen) as part of Départs – European Commission (Culture program), Tanzquartier (Vienna), Centre Chorégraphique de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon as part of the residency program | support Centre Chorégraphique National Ballet de Lorraine – Accueil Studio 2013-2014, The Regional directory of cultural affairs of Paris – Ministry of Culture and Communication, 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
A House on Fire presentation; with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union