Eszter Salamon
Dance #1 / Driftworks

Dance / Ballet / Premiere in German-speaking countries


Talk im Anschluss an die 2. Vorstellung

Dom im Berg

Production specifics

Koproduktion steirischer herbst, Choreographisches Zentrum NRW/PACT Zollverein, Essen, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brüssel, & Les Spectacles Vivants – Le Centre Pompidou, Paris

Gefördert durch Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin, Hebbel-Am-Ufer, Berlin, & Botschaft, Berlin

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch Les Brigittines, La Raffinerie / Charleroi-Danses & Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Gent

Koproduktion NXTSTP, unterstützt durch das Kulturprogramm der Europäischen Union

First it was Hungarian folk dances that shaped her body; then, irreparably, the strict training of a ballet school. And of course all those gender-specific traditions that continue to dictate our image of the body. In view of these biographical influences, among other factors, all the works of Hungarian choreographer Eszter Salamon are critical studies of representations of the body and its movements. But although she has long been a fixture on the conceptual dance scene with her sophisticated programmes, Salamon’s pieces always have theatrical potential as well, playing with narrations, situations, roles, musicality and humour.

Together with Belgian choreographer Christine De Smedt, in “Dance #1 / Driftworks”, for which Terre Thaemlitz composed the sound, she develops a sophisticated duo based on the Body Mind Centering’s technique of improvisation, in which expression is created through movement and not the other way round. By going through several phases of observation, experience and memory of different body systems, both dancers construct a choreography of ephemeral, constantly changing bodies: “Dance #1 / Driftworks” is a constant game with our perceptions and a serious search for the meaning and necessity of movement.

Konzept / Idee: Eszter Salamon
Choreografie: Eszter Salamon
Choreografie: Christine de Smedt
Tänzerin / Tänzer: Eszter Salamon
Tänzerin / Tänzer: Christine de Smedt
Musik: Terre Thaemlitz
Lichtregie: Sylvie Garot