Eszter Salamon
Dance for Nothing

  • Fri 04.03.11 20 h
  • Sat 05.03.11 20 h
Choreographer and dancer, Eszter Salamon’s latest work, ›Dance for Nothing‹, is based on John Cage’s ›Lecture on nothing‹ from 1949 which, like much of Cage's music, follows a complex strategy in terms of time length. Salamon recites the world famous lecture while dancing. Her movements unfold in parallel to the text but follow an autonomous trail and never become an illustration or commentary on the text. ›Dance for Nothing‹ gives room to the intentionally unintentional and, through Salamon’s hearing, speaking and moving body, explores the desire for non-interference in interaction.
Premiere: 20. 08. 2010,
Far – Festival des arts vivants (Nyon)
Concept and dance: Eszter Salamon
Music: John Cage
Organisation: Alexandra Wellensiek, extrapole/ Agnès Henry
Co-production: DANCE 2010, 12.Internationales Festival des zeitgenössischen Tanzes (Munich), Festival Next (Valenciennes), Far – Festival des arts vivants (Nyon), TanzWerkstatt Berlin/Tanz im August
Supported by: Botschaft Berlin
NPN co-production funding is enabled by the Federal Cultural Foundation.
This performance is supported by The National Performance Network (NPN) with funding provided by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media as well as the Cultural and Arts Ministries of the Federal States.
Photo: © Alain Roux
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