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ATW TALKS EDITION NO. 5


ATW TALKS
EDITION NO. 5
ESZTER SALAMON
AND GERALD SIEGMUND
TALK ABOUT
MONUMENTS, INTERVALS
AND CHOREOGRAPHY
WED 23/03/2016
6.00 PM
A 118



On the occasion of her guest professorship at the ATW, choreographer and performer Eszter Salamon will discuss her current practice and projects with professor Gerald Siegmund. In most recent years, Eszter has been developing a series of performances all united under the concept of the monument. Each of these performances investigates different approaches to choreography and its entanglement with history and historiography. Thus, the group performance MONUMENT 0 – haunted by wars (1913-2013), which premiered in 2014, gave daunting insight into the symptomatic reverberations of 100 years of war in dances from all over the world. On a more individual level, MONUMENT 0.1: Valda and Gus from 2015 portrayed dancers Valda Setterfield und Gus Solomons Jr., who had been part of some of the most important moments of the history of 20th century dance and still practice their profession despite their old age. Currently, Eszter prepares her next monumental performance, which will focus on the role of the interval in history and its representation. These projects and other aspects of her work will be the subject of Eszter's talk with Gerald.



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ATW TALKS
EDITION NO. 5
Wednesday, 23/03/2016, 6.00 PM
ATW, Room A 118, Karl-Glöckner-Straße 21, Phil. II, Haus A, D-35394 Gießen


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The ATW TALKS is a series of talks and lectures at the ATW, the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft at Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen. They have been taking place since the end of 2015 in irregular intervals, though at least twice a semester. Their aim is to create a forum for discussions on contemporary dance, theatre and performance, contributing to the academic and artistic discourse at the institute, in the city and in the Hessian theatre landscape. What is often considered an advantage of the ATW, will be equally true for the talks and lectures: hidden away from a general public with its necessity for self-representation, the context in Gießen offers a unique possibility for an open exchange with a critical perspective, for intense and extensive debates. Each edition of the ATW TALKS will be moderated by members of staff working at the institute. Invitations are extended to artists and academics from the performing arts and affiliated disciplines. The talks and lectures will generally be conducted in English, on certain occasions though, they might be conducted in German or French.


Concept and organisation: Georg Döcker
Moderation: Staff of the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft


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