›HETEROCHRONIE / Palermo 1599 - 1920‹, made with eight performers, celebrates its world premiere at PACT. Strengthening the path she explores through her ›Monuments‹ series, Eszter Salamon creates on stage an imaginary field between the past and the present, bringing together traces of Sicilian musical archives, choreographed sensations inspired by the mummification rituals of the Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo and historical references to the Sicilian revolution of 1848. The work imagines a continuum between life and death, the cohabitation of the living and the dead, and creates its own utopian body: a dancing, acoustic body. By juxtaposing different historical times, practices and memories, this ›opera acappella‹ also reminds us of past collective struggles and questions what forms of resistance or desire for transformation inspire us today.
Concept, artistic direction and choreography Eszter Salamon Choreography and performance Mario Barrantes Espinoza, Krisztiàn Gergye, Domokos Kovàcs, Csilla Nagy, Olivier Normand, Ayşe Orhon, Corey Scott Gilbert, Jessica Simet Musical research Eszter Salamon, Johanna Peine Vocal coach Johanna Peine, Ignacio Jarquin Musical direction and arrangements Ignacio Jarquin Dramaturgical advisor Bojana Cvejić Rehearsal assistant Christine De Smedt Light design Sylvie Garot Costume Design Flavin Blanka Technical DirectionMatteo Bambi Production: Botschaft GbR / Alexandra Wellensiek, Studio E.S / Elodie Perrin Co-production: Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, PACT Zollverein (Essen), HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen (Hannover), Wiener Festwochen, CCN de Caenen Normandie as part of accueil studio Supported by Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo) Sponsored by: DRAC - Regional Directorate for Cultural Affairs of Paris - Ministry of Culture and Communication, German Federal Cultural Foundation