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Recording: 2016-04-28 , HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2) (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Kat Válastur


HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Production Details / Press Releases

Kat Válastur’s new production is a choreographic treatise on the dependence of western societies on mineral oil. The Berlin choreographer places three dancers into an adventurous game called “OILinity,” letting them wander through a landscape animated by petroleum and full of surreal obstacles. Its core is the “spinning melancholy,” a cylindrical object that has nothing more in mind than the preservation of the revealing system. With forceful movements, special kinetic codes and black humour, the performers try to break the mechanisms of this system little by little, and to distil something new from its fuel. “OILinity” confronts the audience with a dance work that reveals both the hidden traits of humans as well as those of petroleum, finding a vocabulary of movement in which forces and speeds culminate in the crude beauty of dripping oil.

Cast & Credits

Concept / Choreography: Kat Válastur
Dance: Nitsan Margaliot, Enrico Ticconi, Marysia Zimpel
Light design: Martin Beeretz
Stage: Laila Rosato
Cooperation: Ulrich Leitner
Costume: Lydia Sonderegger
Assistance costumes: Héloïse Bouteille
Sound / Sculptures: Filippos Kavakas
Sound Diffusion / Editing / Mastering: Jassem Hindi
Dramaturgy: Thomas Schaupp
Artistic production manager: Katja Timmerberg
Press: björn & björn
Production: Kat Válastur. Coproduction: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Théâtre de Nîmes. Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs and Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V.
Presented in the context of [DNA] Departures and Arrivals with the support of the EU Cultural Program.
Thanks to Nikos Felssas, Leon Eixenberger

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Hallesches Ufer 32
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)

Kat Válastur / Trailers and Video Documentations

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