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Dance / Belgian Première / 15+

Arcana Swarm

Kat Válastur/HAU

Greece / Germany

Arcana Swarm is a choreography for seven dancers, in which Kat Válastur evaluates the origin of mythology. In the third part of her cycle “The staggered Dances of Beauty” she takes us along to special moving landscapes that arise from the synthesis of a digital and analogous life. Válastur wants to define bodies in their archetype but also as digital and biological material. In dark surroundings her dancers unleash a language of movement based on remnants of cultural signs. Ruins of language in a capitalist digital culture blend with mantras of gestures and whispering voices. For this merging the choreographer uses the transforming technique of 'morphing' by which an image or form imperceptibly changes into an other form with stunning effects. You can bet on it : this will be mystical pleasure for eyes, ears and abdomen.

Kat Válastur is considered as one of the most interesting choreographers of this moment in the Berlin contemporary dance scene. In her pioneering creations she developed a very exclusive dance language. From questions about origin and traditions with relation to the virtual and digital it is as if new rituals arise that merge fiction and reality. Striking : for each dance piece Válastur makes her own diagrams, score drawings and texts. In 2016 she was praised by the periodical Tanz as a promising talent for dance, in 2017 she was nominated for the George-Tabori prize.

Free buss:
* Departure at 19h15 from Villeneuve d'Ascq

Workshop Arcana Swarm given by one of the dancers
Wednesday 04/12 from 18h until 19h - Schouwburg Kortrijk
Some experience required / Free for ticketholders of the spectacle Arcana Swarm

CONCEPT, SCRIPT & CHOREOGRAPHY Kat Válastur / PERFORMANCE  Juan Pablo Cámara, Ixchel Mendoza Hernandez, Gaetano Montecasino, Ogbitse Omagbemi, Tamar Sonn, Sarah Stanley & Tiran Willemse / LIGHT DESIGN Martin Beeretz / SOUND DESIGN Peter Breitenbach / SET DESIGNLeon Eixenberger / DRAMATURGICAL ADVICE Einav Katan-Schmid & Maja Zimmermann / COSTUMES Christina Nyffeler / ASSISTANCE CHOREOGRAPHYKévin Quinaou / PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT HAU Artist Office, Sabine Seifert / TOURING & DISTRIBUTION HAU Artist Office, Nicole Schuchardt / PRODUCTION Kat Válastur / HAU Hebbel am Ufer. / SUPPORTED BY The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès as part of its New Settings Program. / CO-PRODUCTION Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Theater Freiburg, Centrale Fies/Live Works / FUNDED BY Capital Cultural Fund (Berlin), Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. / RESIDENCY SUPPORT STUK Leuven, Tanzhaus Zürich, Centrale Fies/Live Works

Duration: 70 min

Location: Kortrijk - Schouwburg