OH! DEEP SEA — CORPUS III

“Oh! Deep sea corpus III” is the forth episode, and the last part of the project “Oh! Deep sea” inspired by Homer’s Odyssey, completing choreographic cycle of works. The project is particularly inspired by Odysseus’s visit to the realm of the dead, where time and space become meaningless. How can a living person experience this state? Your whole life passes before your eyes…

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Concept/Choreography: Kat Válastur/ Dramaturgy: Nikos Flessas/ Choreographer’s assistant: Juliana Piquero/ Artistic collaboration: Maria Tzika/ Music and Sound design: Lambros Pigounis/ Light design: Martin Beeretz/ Set design: Ulrich Leitner/ Press and Production: björn & björn/ Performed by Ana Laura Lozza, Enrico Ticconi, Ixchel Mendoza Hernandez and Kat Válastur A production by Kat Válastur/ Coproduced by Hebbel am Ufer, Tanzquartier Wien/ Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Senat’s Chancellery, Cultural Affairs and Fonds Darstellende Kuenste

“L’ensemble crée une sorte de paysage physique où corps et figures sont réifiés, comme si « votre vie entière passait devant vos yeux » fragmentant une réalité déjà lointaine et pourtant instantanée. C’est en travaillant à une adaptation de l’Odysée d’Homère, que la chorégraphe grecque (mais vivant en Allemagne) que l’idée de trouver une équivalence sensorielle au récit mythique est devenue source d’inspiration. Cet épisode ayant pour référence Ulysse au Royaume des morts, là où le temps et le temps n’ont plus de sens.”

Kat Válastur «Oh ! Deep Sea – Corpus III», Agnès Izrine (2014), dansercanalhistorique.com

“One could also think about the almost hallucinating experience while dancing with oneself under a stroboscopic light and when sometimes glancing out experiencing the other dancers in a ever different sequence of fragmented movements. A strange dream-like atmosphere culminating in the dream scene of the piece that is interrupted by abrupt stills of accidents that consequently play out the space / time fragmentation through flashback moments. Just then to fall back to continue as nothing ever really happens – no real clash of the dancers (except one), the (e)motions cut, limbs thrown out and drawn back again. Creating the impression that the interrupted movement virtually processes time and space as another dimension instead of defining the actual.”

One day, when I was doing things at home…, Monika Jaeckel (2012), mindgap.org

“Kat Válastur translates the “graphein” (the process of writing) into an art of controlling “written” dance movements. The choreography is part of a “choreonautik”, a navigation through the “Schriftraum (written room)” of dance and orientates itself alongside the dynamics of performative, semiotic, iconological and contextual narrative strands. The result is another groundbreaking proposal within a very consistent work catalog and a piece that works from its first to its very last second.”

KAT VÁLASTUR SCHLIESST IHREN ZYKLUS “OH! DEEP SEA” IM BERLINER HAU 3 AB, Helmut Ploebst (2012), corpusweb.net

“Die Performer bewegen sich langsam und ruckartig, wie in einer Art Stroboskop-Zeitlupe. Wäre es ein Film, würde man von Stop-Motion sprechen. Jede Bewegung wird aus einzelnen Stils zusammen gesetzt, die Übergänge haken. Etwas fehlt, passt nicht zusammen. Diesen Effekt allein mit dem Körper herzustellen, darin liegt schon jetzt das Faszinosum dieser Arbeit. Zum Bewegungsrepertoire der Tänzer_innen gehört kaum eine einzige fließende Bewegung. Die Welt der Toten ist hier eine ohne flüssige Übergänge. Weder Bewegung noch Stasis, sondern etwas dazwischen. Und manchmal hört man wie von ganz weit her einen Hund bellen. Zerberus?”

Muster unter dem Mythos: Kat Válasturs “Oh! Deep sea – Corpus III”, Katja Grawinkel (2012), tanzimaugust-blog.de

14 January 2017Potsdam fabrikPotsdam
24 - 25 MAY 2014Rencontres ChorégraphiquesAubervilliers
2 - 3 SEPTEMBER 2013Künstlerhaus MousonturmFrankfurt am Main
10 - 11 JUNE 2013Athens and Epidaurus FestivalAthens, Epidaurus
10 MAY 2013Passage Recherche FestivalWeimar
21 - 23 MARCH 2013 HAU Hebbel am UferBerlin
1 - 2 FEBRUARY 2013Tanzquartier WienVienna
29, 30 NOVEMBER & 1 DECEMBER 2012HAU Hebbel am UferBerlin
12 AUGUST 2012 (Premiere)Tanz im August FestivalBerlin

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Oh! Deep sea-corpus III. Chapter 4 + 6

Oh! Deep sea-corpus III. Chapter 4 + 6

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Oh! Deep sea-corpus III Chapter 2 + 3

About Oh! Deep sea-corpus III
Inspired by Nekyia,Oh! Deep sea-corpus III is a work in 6 chapters each chapter has a graphic reflection
(Diagram)

Chapter one: Becoming

Chapter two: My portrait

Chapter three: My night

Chapter four: A DREAM

Chapter five: Hu(ge)manity

Chapter six: I

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