choreography & dance
Christine De Smedt, Eszter Salamon
production manager & organization
production assistant & realization costumes
Choreographisches Zentrum NRW - PACT Zollverein (Essen), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Les Spectacles Vivants - Le Centre Pompidou (Paris), steirischer herbst festival (Graz)
with the support of
Hauptstadtkulturfonds (Berlin), Hebbel-Am-Ufer (Berlin), Botschaft (Berlin) / thanks to Les Brigittines, La Raffinerie / Charleroi-Danses, Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Gent), Valérie Berckmans, Pieter van Bogaert, Inne Box, Bojana Cvéjic, Jan Deca, Aude Dierkens,Marcel and Célina De Smedt, Xavier Le Roy, Alex Roccoli, Chris Segers
project co-produced by
NXTSTP, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union
After last year's success of Magyar Tàncok, Eszter Salamon returns to Poznań with her latest spectacle.
Dance #1 / Driftworks is a continuation of the research Eszter Salamon began in Nvsbl (created in 2006) in technology of body expressions, based on specific body practices (Body-Mind Centering etc) and processes of observation, imagination, sensation and memory of various "body-systems". In the frame of Dance #1 / Driftworks, E. Salamon and C. De Smedt construct choreographies of "volatile bodies" (Grosz) proposing to experience a journey between attention and intention of performers and spectators alike. The expressions result from the internal physical compositional work more than from representing characters and psychological states in their image.
Eszter Salamon, a Hungarian dancer and choreographer was the student of classical ballet in Budapest, later she worked in France (amongst others with: Sidonie Rochon, Mathilde Monnier and Francois Verret). In 2001, she created her first solo project (What A Body You Have, Honey). She also created Giszell in collaboration with Xavier Le Roy. She has lived and worked in Berlin for a few years. Here, in the framework of Podevil residency, she cerated Reproduction (2004). After the success of Magyar Tàncok (2005), Eszter Salamon realized AND THEN as a part of KunstenfestivaldesArts 07 and Without You I Am Nothing (a spectacle-concert, in collaboration with Aranxta Martinez). The premiere of Dance #1 took place towards the end of May, during KunstenfestivaldesArts 08.
Christine De Smedt has been a member of Les Ballets C. de la B. (Gent, Belgium) since 1990. She started her choreographic carrer in 1993 (the La force fait l'union, fait la force solo). Between 2000 and 2005, she was engaged in a big choreographic project (9x9), realized in 15 different European and Canadian cities. At the same time she was also the artistic coordinator in Les Ballets C. de la B. De Smedt also worked with Meg Stuart for several years. Together with Meg Stuar and David Hernandez, she initiated an improvisational project Crash Landing (1997-1999). Lately, she collaborated with Christelle Fillod, Milli Bitterli, Susanne Berggren and Xavier Le Roy (Project). In 2005, she began a series of projects together with Eszter Salamon.