Embodying traditional war dances and dances of resistance, ›Wars & Dances‹ questions how a contemporary choreographic practice can resist the homogenization of choreographic imagination. Without any promise of authenticity and through empathy rather than historical practices of exclusion, Eszter Salamon engages in a utopian project investing in rituals that are sensible to the ‘common’ and the sharable. Framed by the unique architecture of the SANAA building close to PACT, ›Wars & Dances‹ allows visitors and performers to share in a psycho-physical situation that investigates relations between the here and there, memory and history, visibility and invisibility.
This performance takes place in the SANAA building/ Folkwang University of the Arts - Zollverein Campus. Audience members may come and go as they please between 15.00 – 21:00 h, or stay for the duration. Gelsenkirchener Str. 209, 45309 Essen
Artistic direction: Eszter Salamon
Artistic collaboration: Boglárka Börcsök
Developed with and performed by: Liza Baliasnaja, Sidney Barnes, Mario Barrantes Espinoza, Boglárka Börcsök, Louis Clement da Costa, Bryana Fritz, Stefan Govaart, Cherish Menzo, Sara Tan, Louise Tanoto, Tiran Willemse
Production: Elodie Perrin / Studio E.S., Alexandra Wellensiek / Botschaft GbR
Co-production: LE CN D, un centre d’art pour la danse, PACT Zollverein (Essen).
Funding: National Performance Network (NPN), Co-production Fund for Dance supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media on the basis of a resolution passed by the German Bundestag, Regional Direction for Cultural Affairs in Paris – The French Ministry of Culture and Communication
Presented in Essen in cooperation with Folkwang University of the Arts
Eszter Salamon is Associated Artist at CN D
Supported by: Folkwang Universität der Künste.
18.02.2017, SANAA-Gebäude / Campus Zollverein der Folkwang Universität der Künste, PACT Zollverein, Essen (DE)
22.06.2016, P.A.R.T.S. Graduation Tour 2016, Kaaistudio, Brüssel (BE)
21.06.2016, P.A.R.T.S. Graduation Tour 2016, Kaaistudio, Brüssel (BE)
14.06.2016, P.A.R.T.S. Graduation Tour 2016, Campo Nieuwpoort, Gent (BE)
04. + 05.2016, (workshop) , P.A.R.T.S., Brüssel (BE)