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Kat Válastur

Kat Válastur is a Berlin-based choreographer and performer. Fragmentation, time lapse, entropy and virtuality are some of the notions that emerge from her dance works, through the creation of a specific fictional force field in which the performers are exposed to. In 2009 she created “lang”, a duet about time and the way it can be reflected through dance. In 2010 she continued with the thematic of time in a series of works inspired by the Homer’s Odyssey. The project, “Oh! Deep Sea” manifested in a corpus of four works: “Corpus I” and “Corpus IV” (2010), “Corpus II” (2011), and “Corpus III” (co-produced and presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, 2012). In 2013/2014 she was an invited artist (grantee) at the Institut für Raumexperimente, a project initiated by Olafur Eliasson and the University of the Arts, Berlin. In the context of the program, she started working on a new series, “The Marginal Sculptures of Newtopia”, exploring the encounter between the body and a ritual topology it inhabits. The series includes the works “GLAND” (2014) “Ah! Oh! A Contemporary Ritual” (2014) and was completed in 2016 with the dance piece OILinity, a poetic reflection upon the problem on dependence of western societies on crude oil and its consequences on human and nature. All three works were co-produced and presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. 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. 2017, she is a nominee for the George-Tabori-Award.