MONUMENT 0.5: The Valeska Gert Monument - Eszter Salamon


18/10/2018 - 19/10/2018

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If there is one dance artist that deserves a monument, it is certainly the German Valeska Gert (1892-1978). Her fearless, provocative performances, her love of the grotesque and burlesque, her preference for the marginal and her search for a new presentation of the body, undoubtedly make her one of the most important artists of her time.The emphasis of Eszter Salamon’s MONUMENT series is not on tribute or commemoration, however. Her primary aim is to enable us to deal with history in a different way. Consequently, she does not limit The Valeska Gert Monument to re-enactments and historical documents. Along with Boglàrka Börcsök, she translates an energy from the past to the present. They give their art-historical discourse an autobiographic touch and fill historical gaps with their own imagination. This speculative approach to history results in unexpected meanings and references to the present.
• Eszter Salamon is a regular guest at Kaaitheater, with impressive performances such as Magyar Tàncok, TALES OF THE BODILESS, and Monument 0: Haunted by wars (1913-2013).

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