MONUMENT 0.7: M/OTHERS ► performance and dialogue

► vineri, 23.10.2020 // 19:00 // online // eXplore festival
► MONUMENT 0.7: M/OTHERS de Eszter Salamon / performance
urmat de dialog între Eszter Salamon și Andreea Căpitănescu
Performance prezentat cu suportul Tanzforum Berlin
Videoplattform für zeitgenössischen Tanz in Berlin
► Friday, 23.10.2020 // 19:00 // online // eXplore festival
► MONUMENT 0.7: M/OTHERS by Eszter Salamon / performance
Followed by a dialogue with Eszter Salamon and Andreea Căpitănescu
With the support of Tanzforum Berlin
Videoplattform für zeitgenössischen Tanz in Berlin
Eszter Salamon
Human relations are radical points of resistance. Several of my works focus on female subjectivities, feminist genealogies and multi-generational relationships. M/OTHERS explores the mother-daughter relationship. Through modalities of action, feeling and perception, it opens an inter-subjective time, giving birth to a singular space with traces and states of conjoining.
This is the second time I have asked my mother to perform with me. The duet between my mother and myself occasions empathy, care and compassion, and through sensual attention, it experiments with a poetic weaving of oscillating meaning. Such a cohabitation and constant reconfiguration of our bodies’ entanglement becomes a process of undoing-redoing identity, creating a moment of ‘co-emergence’: being and being with, and witnessing the time-space beyond identity. I plan to develop M/OTHERS further with other mother-daughter couples.
Gyarmati Erzsébet is a biology and physical education teacher,dance instructor and educational expert. Fifty years ago, she began to engage in folk dance teaching and played a major role in making dance education (folk, ballet and contemporary) a part of basic art education in Hungary alongside classical music. With her students she founded the Szàzszorszép Dance Ensemble, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year and has toured in Europe, Turkey, Israel and Canada.
Gyarmati was the founder and director of the Martonvàsàr School of Arts between 1993 and 2000. Between 1994 and 1997, she participated in MUS-E, Yehudi Menuhin’s European music and art educational project as one of its Hungarian coordinators. Based on an experiment in nine countries (England, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland and Hungary), the projects ought to promote creativity and tolerance through the arts. She is the author of several books on Hungarian folk dance education, including ‘Games and Dance in School I-IV’ (2001). She was part of Eszter Salamon’s Hungarian Dances and performed in several venues in France, Belgium, Germany, England, Italy, Poland and Austria.
Concept and artistic direction Eszter Salamon Choreography and performance Erzsébet Gyarmati and Eszter Salamon Scenography Sylvie Garot and Eszter Salamon Light design Sylvie Garot Rehearsal assistance Liza Baliasnaja, Boglàrka Börcsök Costumes Sabin Gröflin Production Botschaft GbR/ Alexandra Wellensiek, Studio E.S/ Elodie Perrin
Commissioned by Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez and If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Amsterdam Co-production If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution (Amsterdam), Project Arts Centre (Dublin), ménagerie de verre (Paris)
 Support Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, the Regional Directory of Cultural Affairs of Paris – Ministry of Culture and Communication and the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN), Coproduction Fund for Dance for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media In cooperation with Tanz im August Berlin and Kultur Büro Elisabeth Special Thanks to Susan Gibb and Ferenc Salamon, Lili Kárpáti, Uferstudios and to Christine De Smedt for the collective choreographic research made in Dance #2 (2011) that partly resonates in this work Excerpts of Composition As Explanation by Gertrude Stein
Eszter Salamon is a choreographer, artist and performer.
She lives and works between Berlin, Paris and Brussels. She is the laureate of the Evens Art Prize 2019.
Salamon uses choreography as an activating and organizing agency between various media such as image, sound, music, text, voice, bodily movement and actions. Her works evolve through various formats and aesthetics, methodologies and poetics, and put to work a wide spectrum of expressions.
The works are often based on thorough research on particular issues such as female autobiography, non-human subjectivities, and hidden power structures sustaining the hierarchical systems of artistic and educational economies of productions. She conceives of choreography as a means to reflect on the value of knowledge, gestures and images. By exploring how bodies are vectors of the circulation and transformation of meaning, sheinvests in creating trans-national and trans-historical narrations.
She is frequently invited to present her work in museums, including MoMA (USA), Witte de With (NL), Fondation Cartier (FR), Serralves Foundation (PT), Museum der Moderne Salzburg (AT), Akademie der Künste Berlin (DE), Villa Empain – Boghossian Foundation (BE), ING Art Center (BE), KINDL (DE), mumok (AT). Her exhibition Eszter Salamon 1949 was presented in 2014 at Jeu de Paume (F) as part of Satellite curated by Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez.
Photos (©Alain Roux)

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