Picture: Marcus Lieberenz
Melodrama by Eszter Salomon
Picture: Marcus Lieberenz
Logo of the Hebbel am Ufer

Eszter Salamon


The Hungarian dancer and choreographer tells the life story of Eszter Salamon, set to music by Terre Thaemlitz. In order to do so, she traveled to a village in southern Hungary to interview her 62-year-old namesake. She uses the video material shot there as the starting point to re-enact a biography marked by Hungary’s opposing political systems and the desire for individual independence.
Past dates
November 2012
Concept, Interviews & Performance:
Eszter Salamon
Krimerné Dr. Eszter Salamon
Text Editing:
Lindy Annis & Eszter Salamon
Lindy Annis
Terre Thaemlitz
Sabine Ercklentz & Eszter Salamon
Music Editing/ Sound Mix:
Sabine Ercklentz
Angela Anderson
Technical Management:
Andreas Harder
Organisation & Production:
Alexandra Wellensiek/Botschaft
Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, co-produced by Berlin Documentary Forum 2 (Berlin), far-festival des arts vivants (Nyon), Next Festival (Valenciennes). Supported by Le Kwatt and ONDA.