Gland – The marginal Sculptures of Newtopia (Dimension a & b)
In the frame of 8th Tanznacht Berlin 2014
In her new solo “GLAND”, the choreographer and dancer Kat Válastur wanders through unknown landscapes created alongside her body. “GLAND“ is a projection of a landscape, in which a series of events is experienced in parallel universes, shifting from familiarity to the unfamiliar. The tiger’s leap, the stillness of the statue, the shining of the asphalt on a rainy night – all belong to the same category. Every gesture belongs to a constellation of thoughts about its meaning. What if there is no meaning but only gestures? Now step out from the projection and tell me where you are. With her own particular virtuosity, Válastur presents new challenges to habitual perception over and over again. “GLAND” is the first work in a series of choreographies by Kat Válastur entitled “The Marginal Sculptures of Newtopia” and will take place in two complementary spaces: on stage (dimension a) and on the web (dimension b).
Concept, choreography & performer: Kat Válastur. Sound design & diffusion: Lambros Pigounis. Stage: Ulrich Leitner. Lighting: Martin Beeretz. Video: Iosif Lykakis. Costume: Lydia Sonderegger Artistic collaboration: Nikos Flessas, Thomas Schaupp, Stephen Zepke. Assistance:Ania Nowak. Web design: Lamb and Lamp. Press & production: björn & björn. Production: Kat Válastur. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin and Tanzquartier Vienna. Supported by the Berlin Major’s Office – Chancellery of the Berlin Senate Cultural Department and the Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. Supported by the Institut für Raumexperimente (Berlin).