Monument 0.6: Heterochrony

Palermo 1599-1920

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Project description

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 “Heterochony” and creates on stage an imaginary field between the past and the present. Eszter Salamon brings together traces of Sicilian musical archives, choreographed sensations inspired by the mummification rituals of the Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo and historical references to the Sicilian revolution of 1848. The work imagines a continuum between life and death, the cohabitation of the living and the dead, and creates its own utopian body: a dancing, acoustic body. By juxtaposing different historical times, practices and memories, Heterochrony also reminds us of past collective struggles and questions what forms of resistance or desire for transformation inspire us today.

Concept, artistic direction and choreography: Eszter Salamon
Choreography and performance: Mario Barrantes Espinoza, Krisztiàn Gergye, Domokos Kovàcs, Csilla Nagy, Olivier Normand, Ayşe Orhon, Corey Scott Gilbert, Jessica Simet
Musical research: Eszter Salamon, Johanna Peine
Vocal coach: Johanna Peine, Ignacio Jarquin
Musical direction and arrangements: Ignacio Jarquin
Light design: Sylvie Garot
Sound: Marius Kirch
Costume Design: Flavin Blanka
Dramaturgical advisor: Bojana Cvejić
Rehearsal assistant: Christine De Smedt
Technical Direction: Matteo Bambi
Production: Botschaft GbR/ Alexandra Wellensiek, Studio E.S/ Elodie Perrin

Co-producers and guest performances:
PACT Zollverein (Essen), Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers (Nanterre), HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), KunstFestspiele Herrenhausen (Hannover), Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), CCN de Caen en Normandie in the frame of accueil studio and others


  • 29 April, 2021 to 30 April, 2021: Performance

    HAU Hebbel am Ufer, HAU 1, Berlin

  • 6 December, 2019 to 7 December, 2019: World Premiere

    PACT Zollverein, Bullmannaue 20a, Essen

Additional Venues

  • 24–27 March 2021 Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, Nanterre, France (Only accessible for guests and press, not public due to Covid-19)
  • 16–18 May 2021 Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, Austria
  • 30 May 2021 KunstFestspiele Herrenhausen, Hannover
  • 16–17 November 2021 De Singel, Antwerp, Belgium


Botschaft GbR

Gaudystraße 1
10437 Berlin