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GLAND – The marginal Sculptures of Newtopia (Dimension a&b)
In her new solo “GLAND” the choreographer and dancer Kat Válastur wanders through unknown landscapes created alongside her body. “GLAND” is a series of events in parallel universes. With her own particular virtuosity, Válastur presents new challenges to habitual perception over and over again. “GLAND” is the first work in a series of choreographies by Kat Válastur entitled “The marginal Sculptures of Newtopia” and will take place in two complementary spaces: on stage (dimension a) and on the web (dimension b).
Kat Válastur is a Berlin based choreographer and performer. She was trained as a dancer at the Hellenic State School of Dance. She continued her dance studies at the Trisha Brown Studios in New York with a Fulbright scholarship. During her MA studies at the Inter-University Center for Dance Berlin she posed the question “What is there left to be danced?” creating the philosophical context in which she developed her work. Fragmentation, diverted architecture, time lapse, entropy, fiction, virtuality are some of the notions that emerge from her dance works, through the creation of a specific force field. Inside that field the bodies move while the condition forces them to produce a special kinetic perception. She also utilizes diagrams, scores drawings and texts that she creates for each work. She participated as a grantee at the Institut für Raumexperimente, a project initiated by Ólafur Elíasson in collaboration with the Berlin University of the Arts. While a grantee at the Institut she started to develop for 2014 a series of new choreographies titled “The marginal sculptures of Newtopia”. Válastur’s works have been presented at international venues and festivals.
Cast & Credits
Concept, choreography & performance: Kat Válastur
Sounddesign & Sound Diffusion: Lambros Pigounis
Stage: Ulrich Leitner
Light: Martin Beeretz
Video: Iosif Lykakis
Costumes: Lydia Sonderegger
Artistic cooperation: Nikos Flessas, Thomas Schaupp, Stephen Zepke
Assistant: Ania Nowak
Webdesign: Lamb and Lamp
Press & Production: björn & björn
Thanks to ada Studio, Tanzfabrik Berlin and Uferstudios, Apostolos Benisis, Ana Laura Lozza, Angela Liosi, Pirkko Husemann, Enrico Ticconi, Leon Eixenberger, Atila Tuc and Volker Jaecks.
Production: Kat Válastur
Coproduction: HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin and Tanzquartier Wien
Supported by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs and the Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V.
Supported by the Institut für Raumexperimente (Berlin).
HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)
Tempelhofer Ufer 10
Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):
University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)