Eszter Salamon [DE]

TALES OF THE BODILESS

21.05 – 23.05.2011

How can you get out of your body? How long can you stay out of yourself …without losing it altogether? TALES OF THE BODILESS explores a condition that is hard to imagine : a world without human bodies. In this fiction without science, bodies turn into ‘foam’ or become one with the landscape until they transform into colourful dust. Humans evaporate in the memory of the species that outlives them. Eszter Salamon takes you on a journey through regions whose main property is a certain tangible sensation. Each place composes a movement of voices, sound, light and space: from sinking to dissolution, from urge to aggression, from joy to explosion. In order for your body to enter a bodiless world, this theatre had to send its body – the stage – on vacation. The habitual hierarchy of senses is unsettled: listening overthrows vision and sight. The body of the spectators becomes the battleground of sensations: invoking them evolves over time and prevents everything from being given all at once.


direction Eszter Salamon | concept, text and composition Eszter Salamon & Bojana Cvejic | music composed by Cédric Dambrain & Terre Thaemlitz | musical advisor Berno Odo Polzer | sound design Peter Böhm | light and image design Sylvie Garot | video control and image design assistant Bertrand Schacre | voice recordings Bart Aga | rehearsal assistant Sasa Asentic | technical direction Philippe Baste | production, organisation Alexandra Wellensiek/Botschaft Gbr, extrapole/Agnès Henry and Mariane Cosserat | internship production Natacha Le Duff | internship video Sarah Bahr | co-production Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Ircam/Les Spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou (Paris), Hebbel am Ufer/Tanz im August 2011 (Berlin), Choreographisches Zentrum NRW - Pact Zollverein (Essen), steirischer herbst festival (Graz), Kampnagel (Hamburg), Les Subsistances (Lyon) | with the support of Kaaitheater (Brussels), Kunstencentrum Buda (Kortrijk), Q-02 (Brussels), PAF (Saint-Erme) | research residency 6M1L project -Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon | studio residency programme Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape | project coproduced by NXTSTP, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union and funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation | thanks to Charleroi/Danses (Brussels) for the studio residency programme, Eleanor Bauer, Floris Deerenberg, Jefta van Dinther, Juan Dominguez, Marcus Doverud, La Fonderie-Le Mans, Hungarian Culture Bruxelles, Gérald Kurdian, Mathilde Maillard & Cinzia Maroni / Drop Prod, Perrine En Morceaux, P.A.R.T.S., Tom Pauwels and Jan Ritsema

voices in the order of appearance:

prologue Eszter Salamon | the Bog Johan Leysen | dogs Jan Ritsema, Eszter Salamon, Saša Asentić, Bojana Cvejic | substitution Saša Asentić, Joanna Bailie, Terre Thaemlitz, Tracee Westmoreland, Chrysa Parkinson, Gérald Kurdian, Michael Schmid, Ragna Aurich, Eleanor Bauer, Polina Akhmetzyanova, Sayaka Kaiwa, Bérengère Bodin, Patricia Barakat | dots David Helbich, Sofie Benoot, Johanna Beuys, Daniel Blanga Gubbay, Boglárka Börcsök, Saskia Bovijn, Claire Bringiers, Kurijn Buys, Pierre Caillet, Erwin Carlier, Chris Carroll, Michael Casey, Liesbeth De Ceulaer, Marie Cordonier, Céline David, Kim Lien Dessault, Caroline Dewynter, Anne Duquenne, Katrien Feyaerts, Elisabeth Franken, Nada Gambier, Nestor Garcia Diaz, Julie Gilbert, Rina Govers, Annerose Goyet, Eva De Grave, Catherine Herman, Matthias Koole, Aurore Labrosse, Giulietta Laki, Christophe Meierhans, Pierre-Guillaume Méon, Natasha Mokrane, Sylvie van Molle, Muna Mussie, Sandy Napier, Anne-Sophie Van Neste, Tim Oliphant, Tiziana Penna, Agnès Peter, Jo Reymen, Anna Rispoli, Margot van Scharen, Michael Schmid, Christine De Smedt, Janne Steenbeke, Gunhild Tuschen, Anne-Sophie van Wesemael, Tracee Westmoreland, Iffy Tillieu, Wim Veys, Adva Zakai | bodies Saša Asentić, Eszter Salamon