12 August until 20 August 2017
Eszter Salamon. Dance at the MKG
In cooperation with Kampnagel

Over ten days, ten dancers perform in the MKG during opening hours, creating an immersive exhibition experience of choreographic rituals developed after non-European war dances and dances of resistance. Choreographer Eszter Salamon premiered the first part of her Monument Series at the Summer Festival in 2014. The series focuses on the relationship between dance and history: MONUMENT 0: Haunted by wars (1913-2013) expanded European perspectives on tribal dances and on popular dance forms originating from regions with a history of crisis, and was thereafter invited to the Festival d’Avignon among other venues. After Salamon scored a touching hit with her dance chamber-piece MONUMENT 0.1: Valda & Gus at last year’s Summer Festival, she is back and showing the newest entry into her series, focusing on the old-English word “lore” (as in, for example, “folklore”) which designates dynamic social knowledge transmitted by lived experience. She has created a work with ten dancers from nine countries, including Costa Rica and South Africa, for Hamburg’s Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe. As in the first entry of the series, the choreographer has transformed regional war- and dance of resistance from Asia, Africa, South America and the Middle East. In the context of the exhibition space, visitors can freely move between the dancers; these then share, through various actions, their own experiences incorporating and transforming folk and popular dances, thus raising questions about collective memory.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Eszter Salamon ARTISTIC COLLABORATION Boglárka Börcsök DEVELOPED AND PERFORMED BY Liza Baliasnaja, Sidney Barnes, Mario Barrantes Espinoza, Boglárka Börcsök, Nick Coutsier, Stefan Govaart, Cherish Menzo, Sara Tan, Louise Tanoto, Tiran Willemse PRODUCTION Elodie Perrin / Studio E.S., Alexandra Wellensiek / Botschaft GbR. COPRODUCTION Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel in Kooperation mit dem Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Kooperation mit KINDL Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Kunstenfestivaldesarts WITH THE SUPPORT OF Regional Directory of Cultural Affairs of Paris – Ministerium für Kultur und Kommunikation and the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. Eszter Salamon ist Associated Artist at CND, Centre national de la danse. The development of one part of the Project (Wars & Dances) is supported by P.A.R.T.S.

An event under the programme of Internationalen Sommerfestivals Kampnagel 2017.

12 euros, concessionary entrance fee: 8 euros (including museum visit), Owner of the Sommerfestival-Ticket and the Kampnagel-Card are reduction valid. Tuesdays to Sundays: 11.30 am - 6 pm / Thursday 14 - 21 pm

Photo: Lisa Rave