Critical Path has sent 2 NSW artists to an intensive lab with Eszter Salamon.
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.
This program is a partnership with Dancehouse, Melbourne.
Part of the DANCEHOUSE 2018 KEIR CHOREOGRAPHIC AWARD PUBLIC PROGRAM
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