In an enchanted landscape of flowers, metal tiles and water, choreographer and performer Kat Válastur embodies various female archetypes and personas. The late medieval mystic Marguerite Porete, the figure of Monkey, the daughter in Tarkovsky’s film “Stalker”, or the figure of Lady Jane Gray, depicted in a painting by Delaroche, materialise in this operatic confession about the construction of the self and identity.
Image above: Kat Válastur, Eye, Lash!, @ Leon Eixenberger
Kat Válastur delves into her memory of movement, using her imaginary and visual language to explore the kaleidoscopic experience of a woman artist in the present day. Using the ghosts of women past and present who have been oppressed, marginalised, abused, burned or beheaded, she transforms the stage space into a zone, an encapsulated world and potential home with magical power, charged with feminine transcendence and spirituality.
The film version of “Eye, Lash!” was shown at HAU4 in March 2021. Now the work will finally be shown on stage in front of an audience.
Concept, Choreography, Performance: Kat Válastur
Light design: Martin Beeretz
Assistance light: Vito Walter
Music, sound design: Stavros Gasparatos
Sound technology: Mizithras, Georgios
Assistance sound: Reei Metz
Stage design: Ulrich Leitner
Stage plastic: Ursula Linke
Costume: Kat Válastur, werkstattkollektiv
Dramaturgical advice: Maja Zimmermann
Assistance choreography: Tamar Sonn
Production managment: Sina Kießling
Touring: Mascha Euchner-Martinez
Production: Kat Válastur
Coproduction: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, December Dance (Concertgebouw & Cultuurcentrum Brugge)
Supported by: Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK Co-production funding dance, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
Residency Support: Ménagerie de Verre within the framework of studiolab
English / language no problem.
Dates: PREMIERE Tue 3.5.2022, 8:00 pm / Wed 4.5.2022, 8:00 pm / Thu 5.5.2022, 7:00 pm
Duration: about 75 min
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