Eszter Salamon (HU/D): Tales Of The Bodiless

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How can one free oneself of one’s own body? Can one leave it – for a while? How long can one be out of oneself without losing everything?

TALES OF THE BODILESS investigates a condition that is hard to imagine: a world without human bodies. This journey into an uncertain future covers four situations, in which people are no longer at the centre. Four worlds in which bodies lose themselves in very different ways, metamorphose into foam or bog, become one with the landscape, decay into coloured dust. With dynamic compositions of sound, light, space and voices, Eszter Salamon opens a complex cosmos of tangible sensuality, in which hearing overlaps with seeing and well-known apocalyptic visions merge with new ideas. In the science-fiction musical by the Hungarian choreographer, the audience becomes the last “embodied” observers of a world in which sense and perception are penetrated with reflection and analysis in order to allow the theatre to emerge again as a space in which we are confronted with the possible and the impossible.
Direction: Eszter Salamon
Concept, text and composition: Eszter Salamon & Bojana Cvejic
Music composed by Cédric Dambrain & Terre Thaemlitz
Musical advisor: Berno Odo Polzer
Sound design: Peter Böhm
Light and image design: Sylvie Garot
Video control and image design assistant: Bertrand Schacre
Voice recordings: Bart Aga
Rehearsal assistant: Sasa Asentic
Technical direction: Thalie Lurault
Voices in the order of appearance:
Prologue: Eszter Salamon
The Bog: Johan Leysen
Dogs: Jan Ritsema, Eszter Salamon, Sasa Asentic, Bojana Cvejic
Substitution: Sasa Asentic, Joanna Bailie, Terre Thaemlitz, Tracee Westmoreland, Chrysa Parkinson, Gérald Kurdian, Michael Schmid, Ragna Aurich, Eleanor Bauer, Polina Akhmetzyanova, Sayaka Kaiwa, Bérengère Bodin, Patricia Barakat
Dots: David Helbich, Sofie Benoot, Daniel Blanga Gubbay, Boglárka Börcsök, Saskia Bovijn, Claire Bringiers, Johanna Buys, Kurijn Buys, Pierre Caillet, Erwin Carlier, Chris Carroll, Michael Casey, Liesbeth De Ceulaer, Marie Cordonier, Céline David, Kim Lien Dessault, Caroline Dewynter, Anne Duquenne, Katrien Feyaerts, Elisabeth Franken, Nada Gambier, Nestor Garcia Diaz, Julie Gilbert, Rina Govers, Anne-Rose Goyet, Eva De Grave, Catherine Herman, Matthias Koole, Aurore Labrosse, Giulietta Laki, Christophe Meierhans, Pierre-Guillaume Méon, Natasha Mokrane, Sylvie van Molle, Muna Mussie, Sandy Napier, Anne-Sophie Van Neste, Tim Oliphant, Tiziana Penna, Agnès Peter, Jo Reymen, Anna Rispoli, Margot van Scharen, Michael Schmid, Christine De Smedt, Janne Steenbeke, Gunhild Tuschen, Anne-Sophie van Wesemael, Tracee Westmoreland, Iffy Tillieu, Wim Veys, Adva Zakai
Bodies: Sasa Asentic, Eszter Salamon
Production, Organisation: Alexandra Wellensiek/Botschaft Gbr, extrapole/Agnès Henry
Assistant Organisation: Mariane Cosserat
Internship Production: Natacha Le Duff
Internship Video: Sarah Bahr
Coproductions: Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Ircam/Les Spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou (Paris), Hebbel am Ufer/Tanz im August 2011 (Berlin), Choreographisches Zentrum NRW - PACT Zollverein (Essen), steirischer herbst festival (Graz), Kampnagel (Hamburg), Les Subsistances (Lyon) With the support of: Kaaitheater (Brussels), Kunstencentrum Buda (Kortrijk), Q-02 (Brussels), PAF (Saint-Erme). Research residency: 6M1L project -Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon. Studio residency programme: Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape.
Project coproduced by NXTSTP, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union, Fonds SACD Musique de Scène and funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
Thanks to: Charleroi/Danses (Brussels) for the studio residency programme, Eleanor Bauer, Floris Deerenberg, Jefta van Dinther, Juan Dominguez, Marcus Doverud, La Fonderie-Le Mans, Hungarian Culture Bruxelles, Gérald Kurdian, Mathilde Maillard & Cinzia Maroni / Drop Prod, Perrine En Morceaux, P.A.R.T.S., Tom Pauwels and Jan Ritsema

Box Office opening hours:
  • Main hall performance days: 5 pm - end of performance + 30 mins, 10 pm max.
  • studio and club performance days: 5 pm - 8:30 pm
  • other days: 5pm - 8 pm
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  • Performance days: 4-10pm.
  • Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 4pm-7pm.
  • Closed on Mondays.
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