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Picture: Nysos
lang by Kat Válastur
Picture: Nysos
Picture: Nysos

Picture: Nysos
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Kat Válastur

lang

Part of the retrospective "We were better in the future"

“Lang” is concerned with the perpetual expansion of the body in time. An element that corresponds to this perpetual intention is the D.N.A., having a twisting form. When it is projected as a kinetic condition, the body twists. The body moves in a circular way and doesn’t follow the linear movement of physical time, which impose the forward walking process. Thus the body of the performer moves in continuous turns. The movement, and its transformations, take place with scholastic precision (frame by frame), compared to organic patterns like the pulse, the breath, the turning of a wheel, the circular movement of dawn and sunrise, the circular movement of life… and death. The body of the performer moves in relation to another body also moving in continuous turns. The relation between the performers could be described in the way twins look alike but no one can tell which one looks like the other. In that sense the two performers are the reflectors of world’s reduplication.
Past dates
March 2017
Duration 0:40
Concept & choreography
Kat Válastur
Dance
Ana Laura Lozza, Annegret Schalke
Guest performers
Bawélima Dessa Ganda, Sandyha Daemgen, Shiran Eliaserov
Light design
Martin Beeretz
Costumes
Lydia Sonderegger
Costume assistance
Heloïse Boutelle
Sound
Bryan Eubanks
Production management
björn & björn
Assistance
Giulia Messia
Supported by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and the Inter-University Center for Dance Berlin. The retrospective is supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Presented in the context of [DNA] Departures and Arrivals with support of the EU cultural programme.