Development Program



We’re offering  2 NSW artists, a free place on the intensive lab with Eszter Salamon with along with the costs for the return flights to Melbourne and can allocate up to $500 in per diems or accommodation.

Replay is a choreographic lab with public outcome led by ESZTER SALAMON assisted by Boglàrka Börcsök

In the history of dance, the communication between dancer and audience has fascinated a lot of choreographers, dance makers and dancers. What defines the communication between the one who dances and the one who watches? Eszter Salamon questions the power of the gaze of the dancer and audience, and at the same time the performative body. Is what we see what we get? Is the body a construction of our desire or our fears? What do we expose by exposing our body to the gaze of someone else? Inspired by her previous work Reproduction, REPLAY offers 10 Australian female performers an opportunity to explore these choreographic enquiries in a 2-week experimental choreographic lab culminating in a free public showing at Abbotsford Convent.

The LAb is for 10 female performers. *Due to the intent of this work, the artist’s invitation is for cisgender female performers.

This program is a partnership with Dancehouse, Melbourne.

Public Outcome Performance
Where: The Oratory, Abbotsford Convent
Date: 24-25 FEBRUARY
Time: 5pm
Price: FREE (bookings essential)

Eszter Salamon is an artist and performer who lives and works between Paris, Berlin and Brussels. Since 2001, she has been creating solo and group works that have been presented in leading performing arts venues and festivals throughout the world including Centre Pompidou, Centre Pompidou Metz, Festival dʼAutomne, Avignon Festival, Ruhrtriennale, Holland Festival, The Kitchen New York, HAU Berlin, Berlin Documentary Forum, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kaaitheater Brussels, Tanzquartier Wien, Kampnagel Hamburg, steirischer herbst, Dance Triennale Tokyo, Manchester International Festival, PACT Zollverein, Nanterre-Amandiers, FTA Montreal. She is frequently invited to present her work in museums, including MoMa, Witte de With, Fondation Cartier, Serralves, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Museo Reina Sofia. Her exhibition Eszter Salamon 1949 was presented in 2015 at Jeu de Paume as part of ›Satellite‹ curated by Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez.

Eszter Salamonʼs work revolves around choreography employed as a means of navigating between different media such as sound, text, voice, image, bodily movements and actions. In 2014, she started a series of works exploring both the notion of monument and the practice of speculating on history making.

Eszter Salamon is a 2018 KCA Jury member.

Image: Reproduction, photo by Katrin Schoof


Date & Location

Monday 12 February 2018 - Sunday 25 February 2018

Lucy Guerin Inc. Studios, 28 Batman St, West Melbourne