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REPLAY - ESZTER SALAMON

A DANCEHOUSE 2018 KEIR CHOREOGRAPHIC AWARD PUBLIC PROGRAM 

in partnership with LUCY GUERIN Inc. and ABBOTSFORD CONVENT

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REPLAY
Public outcome of choreographic lab led by ESZTER SALAMON assisted by Boglàrka Börcsök

REPLAY explores the history and historicity of the gaze and perception related to female bodies by using the Kama Sutra as the basis of the choreography. Constructing a dramaturgy based on the gaze renders visible the constantly changing power dynamics between the performers, and also between the performers and the spectators. This 'play' is about the pleasure of moving and of watching movement, as well as the pleasure of undoing certain boundaries related to behavioral norms.

REPLAY offered 10 Australian female performers an opportunity to explore these choreographic enquiries in a 2-week experimental choreographic lab culminating in this public presentation.

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Where: The Oratory, Abbotsford Convent
Date: 24-25 FEBRUARY
Time: 5pm
Price: FREE (bookings essential)**

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*Please note that this work involves nudity

**Due to limited capacity, this event is limited to one ticket per person

 

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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.

Dancehouse would like to warmly thank the Keir Foundation for making this public program possible. Dancehouse would also like to warmly thank Abbotsford Convent and particularly CEO Colette Brennan for all very generous support offered to this project.

Image: Reproduction, photo by Katrin Schoof