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Recording: 2019-04-14 , HAU1 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Eszter Salamon, Boglárka Börcsök

MONUMENT 0.5: The Valeska Gert Monument

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Production Details / Press Releases

“The Valeska Gert Monument,” conceived and directed by Eszter Salamon and developed in collaboration with artist and performer Boglárka Börcsök and light designer Sylvie Garot, operates through a collection of performative acts related to the life and work of German artist Valeska Gert. In the early 1920s, she developed performances combining theatre, dance, cinema, poetry, and singing, a mixture of expression familiar to Berlin’s cabaret scene of that time. She created a radical performing art by experimenting with gender, race, national identity, and aesthetics. Despite her artistic fearlessness, provocative and anarchic performing intensity, the importance of Valeska Gert’s role in art, dance and performance history has been disregarded for a long time. The emphasis of Eszter Salamon’s “MONUMENT” series is not on tribute or commemoration, however. Her primary aim is to enable us to construct new relationships to history. Consequently, she does not limit “The Valeska Gert Monument” to re-enactments and historical documents. Along with Boglárka Börcsök, Salamon translates energies from the past to the present by extending or re-hallucinating fragments or traces of expressions.

[Source: play bill]

TFB Nr. 1310

Cast & Credits

Concept and artistic direction: Eszter Salamon
Artistic collaboration: Boglárka Börcsök
Choreography & text: Boglárka Börcsök, Valeska Gert, Eszter Salamon
Performance: Boglárka Börcsök, Eszter Salamon
Light & scenography: Sylvie Garot, Eszter Salamon
Sound: Bart Aga, Marius Kirch
Technical direction: Matteo Bambi
Costume: Ann-Catherine Kunz
Tailor: Marie Eva Rodriguez, Gisèle Charles
Set construction: Atelier de Nanterre-Amandiers
Production management: Botschaft Gbr / Alexandra Wellensiek, Studio E.S / Elodie Perrin
Dank an: Liza Baliasnaja, Mario Barrantes Espinoza, Nestor Garcia Diaz, Robin Diehl, Stefanie Lingener, Marie Messien, Herman Sorgeloos, Yvonne White

Co-production: PACT Zollverein (Essen), City of Women (Ljubljana), Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, Kaaitheater Brussels
Funded by: NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Co-production Fund for Dance supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media on the basis of a resolution passed by the German Bundestag
Supported by: Fondation Boghossian – Villa Empain (Brussels), Museum der Moderne Salzburg, DRAC – Regional Agency of Cultural Affairs in Paris – The French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Fonds Transfabrik – Franco-German fund for the performing arts

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Stresemannstr. 29
10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. 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)

Eszter Salamon / Trailers and Video Documentations

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