REPLAY – Eszter Salamon
Join us for ‘REPLAY’, an experimental dance work devised by dancers during a two week-long choreographic lab led by world-renowned artist and performer Eszter Salamon, assisted by Boglàrka Börcsök.
‘REPLAY’ is part of the 2018 Keir Choreographic Award Public Program, presented by Dancehouse and supported by the Abbotsford Convent Foundation.
‘REPLAY’ explores the history and historicity of the gaze and perception related to female bodies by using the Kama Sutra as the basis of the choreography. Constructing a dramaturgy based on the gaze renders visible the constantly changing power dynamics between the performers, and also between the performers and the spectators. This 'play' is about the pleasure of moving and of watching movement, as well as the pleasure of undoing certain boundaries related to behavioural norms.
‘REPLAY’ offers 10 Australian female performers an opportunity to explore these choreographic enquiries in a 2-week experimental choreographic lab culminating in this public presentation.
CALLING ALL DANCERS – EOIS NOW OPEN!
In addition to this public performance, Dancehouse is also calling for Expressions of Interest for dancers to be part of this work. Apply by midnight 7 January 2018.
Please note: this work involves nudity
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Eszter Salamon is an artist and performer who lives and works between Paris, Berlin and Brussels. Since 2001, she has been creating solo and group works that have been presented in leading performing arts venues and festivals throughout the world including Centre Pompidou, Centre Pompidou Metz, Festival dʼAutomne, Avignon Festival, Ruhrtriennale, Holland Festival, The Kitchen New York, HAU Berlin, Berlin Documentary Forum, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kaaitheater Brussels, Tanzquartier Wien, Kampnagel Hamburg, steirischer herbst, Dance Triennale Tokyo, Manchester International Festival, PACT Zollverein, Nanterre-Amandiers, FTA Montreal. She is frequently invited to present her work in museums, including MoMa, Witte de With, Fondation Cartier, Serralves, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Museo Reina Sofia. Her exhibition 'Eszter Salamon 1949' was presented in 2015 at Jeu de Paume as part of 'Satellite' curated by Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez.
Eszter Salamonʼs work revolves around choreography employed as a means of navigating between different media such as sound, text, voice, image, bodily movements and actions. In 2014, she started a series of works exploring both the notion of monument and the practice of speculating on history making.
Eszter Salamon is a 2018 KCA Jury member.
Boglárka Börcsök is an artist and performer. She lives and works in Brussels and Budapest. Since 2011, she has been working with artists such as Eszter Salamon, Ligia Lewis, Kate McIntosh, Joachim Koester and Tino Seghal among others, shifting between performance, choreography, voice and video.
She participated in Tino Sehgal's work at documenta (13), Manchester International Festival, Stedelijk Museum, KIASMA – Contemporary Art Museum. She is one of the protagonists of Joachim Koester's video work 'The Place of Dead Roads' and 'Maybe This Act, This Work, This Thing' presented at the Centre d'Art Contemporain de Genève and the Camden Art Centre.
For the last three years, Eszter Salamon and Boglarka Börcsök have worked together on Eszter's Monument series: 'MONUMENT 0: Haunted by Wars (1913-2013)' presented at the RuhrTriennale, Centre Pompidou and Festival d'Avignon as well as 'MONUMENT 0.3: The Valeska Gert Museum', presented at the Villa Empain in Brussels and at the Moderna Galerija in Ljubljana within the frame City of Women in Ljubljana, 'MONUMENT 0.4: Lores & Praxes (rituals of transformation)' presented at MKG Hamburg, and KINDL in Berlin and 'MONUMENT 0.5: The Valeska Gert Monument' which recently premiered at Pact Zollverein in Essen.
The Keir Choreographic Award Dancehouse Public Program is presented by Dancehouse in partnership with Faculty of the VCA and MCM | University of Melbourne, Abbotsford Convent, Lucy Guerin Inc., BalletLab and Temperance Hall, City of Yarra, Critical Path, Goethe Institut Australia.
Dancehouse would like to warmly thank the Keir Foundation for making this public program possible. Dancehouse would also like to warmly thank Abbotsford Convent and particularly CEO Collette Brennan for the very generous support offered to this project.
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