Dancehouse

REPLAY with ESZTER SALAMON

A DANCEHOUSE 2018 KEIR CHOREOGRAPHIC AWARD PUBLIC PROGRAM

in partnership with LUCY GUERIN INC. and ABBOTSFORD CONVENT

Applications are now closed

REPLAY
Choreographic lab with public outcome led by ESZTER SALAMON assisted by Boglàrka Börcsök
FOR 10 FEMALE PERFORMERS*

In the history of dance, the communication between dancer and audience has fascinated a lot of choreographers, dance makers and dancers. What defines the communication between the one who dances and the one who watches? Eszter Salamon questions the power of the gaze of the dancer and audience, and at the same time the performative body.  Is what we see what we get? Is the body a construction of our desire or our fears? What do we expose by exposing our body to the gaze of someone else? Inspired by her previous work Reproduction, REPLAY offers 10 Australian female performers an opportunity to explore these choreographic enquiries in a 2-week experimental choreographic lab culminating in a free public showing at Abbotsford Convent.

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Where: Lucy Guerin Inc. Studios, 28 Batman St, West Melbourne
Date: 12-25 FEBRUARY (including public outcome 24-25th)
Time: 10am-5pm (incl. 1 hr lunch break)
Price: $250
Accessibility: If you have any accessibility needs, please contact Lucy Guerin Inc.

 

 

Applications are now closed

CONDITIONS & ELIGIBILITY

  • In order to be considered for this opportunity, participants must be/become a Dancehouse member.
  • Please note that this workshop is conceived for female dancers/performers.*
  • Participants must have a professional choreographic/performance practice in order to be eligible.
  • Participants must commit to being available for the whole period of the workshop.
  • By taking part in this lab, participants also agree to be part of the public outcome.
  • Participants are informed that this lab will involve working with nudity.
 

* A NOTE FROM ESZTER SALAMON

"The performance REPLAY, that will evolve from a choreographic lab by the same name, involves working with choreographic structures based on the Kama Sutra. It aims to address the history and historicity of the gaze and perception related to cis-gender female bodies – particularly in the context of dance performance. Because that history is highly specific, I wanted to address that specificity and not the performativity of gender in general. Further, because this investigation is chiefly tailored to a cis-gender experience of womanhood, to include GNC and transgender performers runs the risk of both overwriting my purposes and inadequately reflecting/including trans narratives within that space. With this in mind, this workshop and resultant performance is not open to trans-men either.

As a choreographer, I have often worked with transgender and gender diverse performers and do not place these constraints on a work as a general rule. The constraints I have placed on this work are solely due to the nature and direction of the specific material that I want to share and explore in Melbourne next year."

 

* A NOTE FROM DANCEHOUSE & LUCY GUERIN INC.

Lucy Guerin Inc and Dancehouse apologise for the offence caused by our original call for applicants for Eszter Salamon's workshop Replay.

Eszter decided that based on the choreographic intent of the material that will be explored during this lab, the research would be chiefly tailored to cis-gender female performers. We understand now that the artist's position was not sufficiently articulated by us. This has caused confusion and distress to many members of the transgender, gender diverse and broader dance community, and for that we are deeply sorry. 

We hope that the artist's statement clarifies her intentions and the reasons for her choice of participants. Dancehouse and Lucy Guerin Inc express our gratitude to everyone who brought these concerns to our attention. Both organisations seek to create vibrant creative contexts that feel safe, welcoming and honest, and that foster rigorous artistic dialogue.

 

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Watch an excerpt of REPRODUCTION presented by the Cullberg Ballet.

 

Eszter Salamon is an artist and performer who lives and works between Paris, Berlin and Brussels. Since 2001, she has been creating solo and group works that have been presented in leading performing arts venues and festivals throughout the world including Centre Pompidou, Centre Pompidou Metz, Festival dʼAutomne, Avignon Festival, Ruhrtriennale, Holland Festival, The Kitchen New York, HAU Berlin, Berlin Documentary Forum, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kaaitheater Brussels, Tanzquartier Wien, Kampnagel Hamburg, steirischer herbst, Dance Triennale Tokyo, Manchester International Festival, PACT Zollverein, Nanterre-Amandiers, FTA Montreal. She is frequently invited to present her work in museums, including MoMa, Witte de With, Fondation Cartier, Serralves, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Museo Reina Sofia. Her exhibition Eszter Salamon 1949 was presented in 2015 at Jeu de Paume as part of ›Satellite‹ curated by Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez.

Eszter Salamonʼs work revolves around choreography employed as a means of navigating between different media such as sound, text, voice, image, bodily movements and actions. In 2014, she started a series of works exploring both the notion of monument and the practice of speculating on history making.

Eszter Salamon is a 2018 KCA Jury member.

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Boglárka Börcsök is an artist and performer. She lives and works in Brussels and Budapest. Since 2011, she has been working with artists such as Eszter Salamon, Ligia Lewis, Kate McIntosh, Joachim Koester and Tino Seghal among others, shifting between performance, choreography, voice and video.

She participated in Tino Sehgal's work at documenta (13), Manchester International Festival, Stedelijk Museum, KIASMA – Contemporary Art Museum. She is one of the protagonists of Joachim Koester's video work The Place of Dead Roads and Maybe This Act, This Work, This Thing presented at the Centre d'Art Contemporain de Genève and the Camden Art Centre. 

For the last three years, Eszter Salamon and Boglarka Börcsök have worked together on Eszter's Monument series: MONUMENT 0: Haunted by Wars (1913-2013) presented at the RuhrTriennale, Centre Pompidou and Festival d'Avignon as well as MONUMENT 0.3: The Valeska Gert Museum, presented at the Villa Empain in Brussels and at the Moderna Galerija in Ljubljana within the frame City of Women in Ljubljana, MONUMENT 0.4: Lores & Praxes (rituals of transformation) presented at MKG Hamburg, and KINDL in Berlin and MONUMENT 0.5: The Valeska Gert Monument which recently premiered at Pact Zollverein in Essen.

 

The Keir Choreographic Award Dancehouse Public Program is presented by Dancehouse in partnership with Faculty of the VCA and MCM | University of Melbourne, Abbotsford Convent, Lucy Guerin Inc., BalletLab and Temperance Hall, City of Yarra, Critical Path, Goethe Institut Australia and The Mill.

Dancehouse would like to warmly thank the Keir Foundation for making this public program possible.

Image: Reproduction, photo by Katrin Schoof