Eszter Salamon [HU/DE/FR] with Christophe Wavelet

MONUMENT 0.1: Valda & Gus

MONUMENT 0.1: Valda & Gus
MONUMENT 0.1: Valda & Gus

09.12 – 10.12.2016

Unfortunately we are obliged to cancel this performance due to an injury of Valda Setterfield:
"As a result of a complicated accident sustained on route, I’m so very sorry not to be able to be with you."

Two extraordinary careers

From Serge Diaghilev to Marie Rambert, from Rudolf Laban to Martha Graham, from Merce Cunningham to Yvonne Rainer, from John Cage to Morton Feldman, from Robert Rauschenberg to Andy Warhol, from Brian de Palma to Woody Allen and from King Lear to Othello: for sixty years, the artistic careers of Valda Setterfield and Gus Solomons Jr. were linked to the most prominent artists and artistic developments.

Eszter Salamon and her artistic collaborator Christophe Wavelet travelled to New York to interview in depth the now 82-year old Setterfield and the 76-year old Solomons Jr. about their extraordinary careers, and she convinced them to appear on stage themselves in MONUMENT 0.1: Valda & Gus. The performance lies somewhere on the border between fiction and history. With bodies, words and gestures, they knead together a composition in which the passage of time and stories dug up from memories are entwined. Almost insolently, Valda and Gus defy the expectations that go with their great age.

• Last season, Eszter Salamon made a strong impression with MONUMENT 0: haunted by wars (1913-2013). Monument 0.1: Valda & Gus is the second part in this series about the relationship between dance and history.


artistic direction Eszter Salamon | concept, dramaturgy Eszter Salamon, Christophe Wavelet | realisation, performance Valda Setterfield, Gus Solomons Jr. | technical direction, light Rima Ben Brahim | costumes Three armholes jackets and trousers signed by haut couture designer Adeline André | puppets Gus Solomons Jr. | production Sandra Orain, Elodie Perrin / Studio E.S., Alexandra Wellensiek / Botschaft Gbr | organization Elodie Perrin | transcription Simon Pleasance, Richard Gray, Samir Sellami, Verena Kutschera, Gabriella Docherty | co-production LE CND, un centre d’art pour la danse, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel (Hamburg), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Tanzquartier (Wien) | support Regional Director for Cultural Affairs in Paris – The French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Département de la Seine-Saint-Denis, Institut Français à Paris FUSED, Fondation Dar al-Ma’mûn, PARADIGM, Nanterre-Amandiers | funding National Performance Network (NPN), Coproduction Fund for Dance supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media on the basis of a resolution passed by the German Bundestag | thanks to French Institute Alliance Française, Julie Harrington, Nanterre-Amandiers | Eszter Salamon is Associated Artist at CND