Dance for Nothing
Eszter Salamon performs John Cage’s “Lecture on Nothing” from 1949 and simultaneously dances with the aim of creating choreography of movements to be juxtaposed to the text piece. The idea of using music done by words and performing a parallel action as another temporality follows the desire for interaction with non-interference.
“The dance in ‘Dance for Nothing’ should be autonomous and never become an illustration or a commentary on the text.” — Eszter Salamon
- About Eszter Salamon
Eszter Salamon is a Hungarian choreographer, dancer and performer. She is the author of solos “What A Body You Have, Honey” (2001) and “Giszelle” (2001) in collaboration with Xavier Le Roy, “Reproduction” (2004), a piece for eight dancers, “Magyar Tàncok” (2005) with Hungarian folk dancers and musicians, “Nvsbl” (2006), a film-choreography in collaboration with Bojana Cvejic “AND THEN” (2007) and together with Arantxa Martinez, the concert-performance “Without You I Am Nothing” (2007) starring Lukas Minkus and Ramon Pozo, “Dance#1/Driftworks” (2008), in collaboration with Christine De Smedt, “Voice Over” (2009), a piece commissioned and interpreted by Cristina Rizzo, “Dance for Nothing” (2010) and with P. Böhm, B. Cvejic, C. Dambrain, S. Garot and Terre Thaemlitz “TALES OF THE BODILESS” (2011). Her work has been widely presented in Europe and Asia. As a dancer, she collaborated with Sidonie Rochon, Mathilde Monnier and François Verret. Her work in music theatre includes assistance to the opera “Theater der Wiederholungen” (2003) by Bernhard Lang staged by Xavier Le Roy at Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz and staging the music of Karim Haddad in the frame of the project “Seven attempted escapes from Silence” (2005) at Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin. In 2008, she participates in 6Month1Location, an artistic research project based on self-organization and self-education at the CCN, Montpellier. In 2009, together with the same group of artists, she co-curates and takes part in the festival In-Presentable09, Madrid. In 2009, Eszter Salamon develops with Christine De Smedt “Transformers”, a research project for a group choreography through workshops and artist residencies in Brussels, Madrid, PAF-St. Erme, Mexico City, Vienna, Tokyo and Stockholm. Following up “Transformers”, Salamon and De Smedt presented during ImpulsTanz 2011 in Vienna their duet piece “Dance#2”. She will be presenting a new solo work, “Melodrama” in July/August 2012.
In collaboration with the Moderna Museet in Stockholm.
Concept & Dance: Eszter Salamon. Music by John Cage. Organisation: Alexandra Wellensiek, extrapole/ Agnès Henry. Coproduction: 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 the National Performance Network with funding provided by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and Botschaft (Berlin). Thanks to: Shaina Anand and Ashok Sukumaran/CAMP, Bojana Cvéjic, Paf-St. Erme, Jan Ritsema. With the support of the DEPARTS network. DEPARTS is funded by the European Commission, Culture program.
- Dance for Nothing
- Eszter Salamon
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