Arcana Swarm

Kat Válastur / HAU
Tanz
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Kat
Válastur's

choreographies create highly intense atmospheres. Fiction and reality merge into speculative notions, challenging the senses and the rules of ordinary perception. As part of her creative process she utilises personal diagrams, scores drawings and texts that she creates for each dance piece. In 2016 she was acclaimed as a promising talent for dance by the magazine tanz.

Her works are presented nationally and internationally at theatres and festivals. She studied dance at the Hellenic School of Dance, at the Trisha Brown Studios in New York on a Fulbright scholarship, and received a Master Degree from the (SODA) Master Program at the Inter-University Center for Dance in Berlin.

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Kat Válastur / HAU
Sat04. 
Apr
19.30 /
TQW Halle G

70 minutes, no intermission

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Arcana Swarm invites the audience to an inner journey. And again Kat Válastur proves to be a master of metamorphoses.” — Sandra Luzina, Tagesspiegel

Arcana Swarm is a group piece for seven performers and the third part of the work cycle The Staggered Dances of Beauty, which deals with scenarios and varieties of our bodies exposed in a radically changing world. In the previous works of the cycle, Kat Válastur focused on the technique of “morphing” as a transformative force, in which the body embodies the affects and effects that derive from the power tensions of the current technological, environmental and political conditions of a precarious and anthropocentric world.

In Arcana Swarm, which means mysterious swarm, the performers embody the “drive” of joy, which constantly collapses. How to perform joy when its ephemerality and fragility tend towards its own dissolution? In a visually playful set where three human size sculptures are placed, that of an anatomical heart, a human ear and a pair of cherries, the performers unfold a choreographic swing of joy that turns into horror. Images and traces of a particular “now” that bear the imprints of a critical moment.

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Credits

Concept, script, choreography
Kat Válastur
Performance (original cast)
Juan Pablo Cámara, Ixchel Mendoza Hernandez, Gaetano Montecasino, Ogbitse Omagbemi, Tamar Sonn, Sarah Stanley, Tiran Willemse
Performance (current cast)
Juan Pablo Cámara, Ixchel Mendoza Hernandez, Gaetano Montecasino, Ogbitse Omagbemi, Tamar Sonn, Sarah Stanley, Enrico Ticconi
Light design
Martin Beeretz
Sound design
Peter Breitenbach
Set design
Leon Eixenberger
Costume
Kat Válastur
Dramaturgical advice
Einav Katan-Schmid, Maja Zimmermann
Outside eye
Alexandra Balona, Yiannis Papachristos
Asstistance choreography
Kévin Quinaou
Production management (tour)
Hannes Frey (HAU Hebbel am Ufer)
Touring, distribution
Nicole Schuchardt (HAU Hebbel am Ufer)
Production
Kat Válastur / HAU Hebbel am Ufer
Supported by
The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès as part of its New Settings Programme
Coproduction
Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Theater Freiburg
Funded by
Capital Cultural Fund (Berlin), Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe
Residency support
STUK Leuven, Tanzhaus Zürich, Centrale Fies / Live Works
Kat
Válastur's

choreographies create highly intense atmospheres. Fiction and reality merge into speculative notions, challenging the senses and the rules of ordinary perception. As part of her creative process she utilises personal diagrams, scores drawings and texts that she creates for each dance piece. In 2016 she was acclaimed as a promising talent for dance by the magazine tanz.

Her works are presented nationally and internationally at theatres and festivals. She studied dance at the Hellenic School of Dance, at the Trisha Brown Studios in New York on a Fulbright scholarship, and received a Master Degree from the (SODA) Master Program at the Inter-University Center for Dance in Berlin.

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