Screening

Eszter Salamon - Reappearance & Sommerspiele

© Marie Zahir

Jul 12 2024
Augustinerstraße 1
Vienna 1010
Phone: +43.1.523 55 58
20:30
Price in pre-sale: 8 Euro / reduced: 6 Euro
Friday, July 12, 2024
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Valeska Gert was a fierce star of German dance modernism. She wasn’t interested in sylphs and swans but in motifs such as “the procurer” (Kupplerin), “nervousness” (Nervosität), “newsreel” (Wochenschau) or “riff-raff” (Canaille). Her genre, which includes mime, is called grotesque dance. Berlin-based Hungarian choreographer Eszter Salamon is so fascinated by this artist that she has dedicated a performance series to her: The Valeska Gert Monuments. ImPulsTanz presents Salamon in her first film, Reappearance, as a figure closely associated with Valeska Gert in a manifesto against forgetting. The follow-up work, Sommerspiele, is about the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where the opening ceremony was devised by choreographers loyal to the regime, while others – like Gert – were ostracised by the Nazis. Both films are efforts by Eszter Salamon to trigger a change in the historical canon.

Austrian Premiere

Duration: 63 Min
Price in pre-sale: 8 Euro / reduced: 6 Euro
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This film contains nudity. Recommended from the age of 16.