MONUMENT 0.4: Lores & Praxes

Rituals of Transformation

€ 18 / € 15 (-25/65+)
6h (in & out)

During six hours, a group of dancers, originating from four continents, perform and transform a series of existing war dances and dances of resistance. MONUMENT 0.4: Lores & Praxes is an exhibition of movements that are not destined to be learned by contemporary dancers, as they fall out of education and the market economy’s radar. While interpreting unknown, forgotten choreographies, they express their very own language and share a personal story with the visitors whose paths they cross. They break through the surface of dance patrimony, without distinction and with empathy for it. All these encounters merge into a fluid ‘monument’: boundless, constantly changing and with great emancipatory power. Lores & Praxes celebrates the common and the sharable. Can utopia be reshaped not as an imaginary locality but as a space of movement?

Artistic direction
Eszter Salamon

Artistic collaboration
Boglárka Börcsök

Developed with & performed by
Liza Baliasnaja, Sidney Barnes, Mario Barrantes Espinoza, Boglárka Börcsök, Amanda Barrio Charmelo, Stefan Govaart, Cherish Menzo, Sara Tan, Louise Tanoto, Tiran Willemse

Presentation
Kunstenfestivaldesarts, ING Art Center

Production
Elodie Perrin / Studio E.S., Alexandra Wellensiek / Botschaft GbR.

Coproduction
Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel (Hamburg) in Kooperation mit dem Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) in cooperation with KINDL Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Kunstenfestivaldesarts

With the support of
the Regional Directory of Cultural Affairs of Paris – Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Hauptstadtkulturfonds

The development of one of the phases of this project has been supported by PACT Zollverein, P.A.R.T.S. and Nationalen Performance Netz (NPN), Koproduktionsförderung Tanz

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Since 2001, Eszter Salamon has been creating solo and group works that have been presented in performing arts venues and festivals throughout the world, including Centre Pompidou, 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.

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 speculative history making.

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