Part 2:”Recycled material to make an announced evening length program”
Or ”The B side of Giszelle”
Or ”Parts we had planned not to show”
Or ”Some of Giszelle’s Garbage”
Or ”The show you could have avoided”
Or ”Some of Giszelle’s rushes”
”When I dream, my body is the site, not only of the dream, but also of the dreaming and of the dreamer. In other words, in this case or in this language, I cannot separate subject from object, much less from the acts of perception. I have become interested in languages which I cannot make up, which I cannot create or even create in: I have become interested in languages which I can only come upon, a pirate upon buried treasure.
The dreamer, the dreaming, the dream.
I call these languages, languages of the body. There are, I suspect, a plurality or more of such languages. One such is the language that move through me or in me or… for I cannot separate language body and identity…” Kathy Acker
- About Eszter Salamon
Eszter Salamon is a choreographer, dancer and performer. Her work has been internationally presented in the context of the performance and visual arts. As a dancer, she collaborated with Sidonie Rochon, Mathilde Monnier and François Verret. 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), with Bojana Cvejic, Cédric Dambrain and Terre Thaemlitz ”TALES OF THE BODILESS” (2011), the duet piece with Christine de Smedt ”Dance#2” (2011) and ”Melodrama” (2012), a solo ‘documentary performance’, which premiered as part of Berlin Documentary Forum 2 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. At the moment, she is preparing a group dance piece “MONUMENT O” which premieres in August 2014 during the Internationales Sommerfestival, Kampnagel, Hambourg as well as a performative solo exhibition in the frame of the exhibition series “Satellite” at Jeu de Paume, Paris (mid of October to end of November 2014).
- About Xavier Le Roy
Xavier Le Roy holds a doctorate in molecular biology from the University of Montpellier, France, and has worked as a dancer and choreographer since 1991. He has performed with diverse companies and choreographers. From 1996 to 2003, he was artist-in-residence at the Podewil in Berlin. In 2007-2008 he was “Associated Artist”at Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier, France. In 2010 Le Roy is an Artist in Residence fellow at the MIT Program in Art Culture and Technology (Cambridge, MA). Through his solo works such as Self Unfinished (1998) and Product of Circumstances (1999), he has opened new perspectives for dance and his individual approach has radicalized academic discourse about the body and choreographic art. Le Roy develops his work like a researcher, while simultaneously focusing on the relationships between process and product and his own involvement in the process. He regularly initiates projects to question modes of production, collaboration and conditions of group work with projects such as E.X.T.E.N.S.I.O.N.S.(1999-2000), Project (2003), and 6 Months 1 Location (2008). His latest works, such as the solos Le Sacre du Printemps (2007) and Product of Other Circumstances (2009), as well as the group piece low pieces (2009-2011), and ”production” created together with Mårten Spångberg for the exhibition Move: Choreographing you, explore more explicitly diverse mode of relationships between spectators and performers.
- About Salka Ardal Rosengren
Salka Ardal Rosengren is a Swedish dancer and choreographer. In 2006 she moved to Brussels to study at PARTS where she graduated in 2010. After studying, Salka continued together with Mikko Hyvönen working and touring their piece “Trash Talk” (2010). Since then she has been performing in Daniel Linehan’s work “Montage for three” (2009) “Zombie Aporia” (2011) and “Gaze is a Gap is a Ghost” (2012). In 2011 Salka joined “Low Pieces” by Xavier le Roy. The summer of 2012 she took part in Tino Sehgal’s piece “This Variation” at dOCUMENTA (13) and in 2013 she helped setting up the piece at UCCA in Beijing. In spring 2013 Salka collaborated with Nicholas Hoffman on their duet “The Thing With A Hook” that premiered at MDT. She is currently working with Liz Kinoshita and Gunilla Heilborn.
Choreography: Eszter Salamon & Xavier Le Roy. Performer: Salka Ardal Rosengren. Music Part 1: Adolphe Adam. Music Part 2: Love Inc., George Delerue, Adolphe Adam, Tom Willems, Barry Adamson, Szászcsávás Band, J.S. Bach, The Beegees, J. Brahms, Etienne de Crecy, L.v. Beethoven, Wyclef, H. Purcel, Madonna, Alec Empire, The Sugar Babes, Chicks on Speed, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Angelo Badalamenti. Production: Le Kwatt and in situ productions. Coproduction: SACD, and Festival d’Avignon 2001, for ”le vif du sujet”. With the support from: TanzWerkstatt-Berlin, Podewil-Berlin, Kaai Theater-Bruxelles and the Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur-Berlin and DEPARTS network. DEPARTS is funded by the European Commission, Culture program. With thanks to: Kunsten Festival des Arts 2001 and Pierre Le Roy. Created at the ”Festival d’Avignon 2001” in the frame work of ”Le Vif du Sujet” proposed by the SACD.
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