The works by the Hungarian artist, dancer and performer Eszter Salamon have garnered internationally acclaim at theatres, festivals and museums around the world. In 2014 Salamon began working on a series of dance pieces entitled “Monuments” which explore our treatment of monuments and the practice of rewriting history and dance history. Her latest production in this series is called “Heterochonicity” and consists of two parts: the choreography “Palermo 1848” for ten dancers and a musical work for a 25-person chorus entitled “Nos Revolutions”. In “Palermo 1848” the choreographer probes the memory of the human body, the ways that memories are manifested in gestures, forms of expression and voices. Its themes are the Italian Wars of Independence and the Sicilian revolution of 1848. The dancers create links between bodies and times, a fictional encounter between the mummified bodies in the catacombs of Palermo from the 19th century with the dancers’ bodies on stage today. The subject and central motif of the musical second part “Nos Revolutions” is the history of European revolutions from 1848 to the present. The choral a-cappella work is being written by the American composer Terre Thaemlitz. The production will be presented in numerous cities in Germany, France, Hungary, Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland, and a different cast of singers will be selected to perform the work in each city.

Concept & artistic director: Eszter Salamon (DE/FR/HU)
Music composition: Terre Thaemlitz (US)
Costume design: Vava Dudu (FR)
Dramaturgy: Bojana Cvéjic (RS/ NL)
Research and production assistant: Tom Engels (BE)
Choreography & performance: Corey Scott-Gilbert (US), Boglárka Börcsök (HU), Csilla Nagy (HU), Krisztián Gergye (HU), Jessica Simet (HU), Domokos Kovács (HU), Olivier Normand (FR), Mario Barrantes Espinoza (CR) and others
Production: Botschaft Gbr./Alexandra Wellensiek, Studio E.S./Elodie Perrin


Co-producers and guest performances 2019/2020:

Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, Nanterre, PACT Zollverein, Essen, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, Festival Pays de Danses: Théâtre de Liège, Lüttich; Kunstfestspiele, Hannover, Concertgebouw, Brügge and others


Botschaft GbR

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10437 Berlin