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Eszter Salamon
MONUMENT 0.6: HETEROCHRONIE / PALERMO 1599 – 1920
Music, Performance
Dates
24. May
Sunday
Time: 8.30pm
 
25. May
Monday
Time: 8.30pm
 
26. May
Tuesday
Time: 8.30pm
 
© Dirk Rose
© Dirk Rose
  • Q & A

    25 May, following the performance

Resisting oblivion means rethinking the archive. Since 2014 artist and performer Eszter Salamon has been exploring the notion of remembrance and the power that underpins historiography. Historical mummification techniques that were common practice in the Capuchin catacombs of Palermo until 1920 provide the starting point for MONUMENT 0.6: HETEROCHRONY / Palermo 1599 – 1920, as does Sicily’s fight for independence in 1848. In a fascinating sequence of a-cappella songs Salamon links life and death, leave-taking rituals and insurgent energy. Between the past and the present the stage opens up as a fictitious imaginary space. Choreographed emotions and heterophonic melodies become a living monument made up of acoustic bodies. Salamon invokes memories of past collective struggles by braiding various historical time strands, practices and Sicilian songs, and wonders what forms of resistance might be inspiring us today.

  • Music based on

    the excerpts from songs and compositions 12th-19th century: C’erano tre sorelle folk song from 12th-13th;century, arrangement for eight voices by Ignacio Jarquin; Dolente Immagine di Fille mia, arietta by Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835); Tarantella del Gargano traditional love song from the region of Foggia; Tenebrae factae sunt (1611) excerpt from Responsories for Holy Week by Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa (1566-1613) arrangement for five voices by Ignacio Jarquin; La Giuditta dormi from the oratorium Giuditta (1690) by Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 – 1725); La Surfurara, the sulfur miner’s song, anonymous; Canto dei Carrittieri Siciliani, anonymous; Ninna nanna ri la rosa, traditional Sicilian lullaby; Montedor,o introduction from Troparium di Catania 12th century, sung by people in the church

  • Artistic Team

    Concept, Artistic Direction, Choreography Eszter Salamon With Matteo Bambi, Mario Barrantes Espinoza, Krisztiàn Gergye, Domokos Kovàcs, Csilla Nagy, Olivier Normand, Ayşe Orhon, Corey Scott-Gilbert, Jessica Simet Musical Research Eszter Salamon, Johanna Peine Vocal coach Johanna Peine, Ignacio Jarquin Musical Direction, Arrangement Ignacio Jarquin Lights Sylvie Garot Sound Design Marius Kirch Costume Flavin Blanka Dramaturgical Advisor Bojana Cvejić Rehearsal Assistant Christine De Smedt Technical Direction Matteo Bambi Production Management Alexandra Wellensiek, Elodie Perrin

  • Production

    Production Botschaft GbR, Studio E.S Coproduction Wiener Festwochen, PACT Zollverein (Essen), Nanterre-Amandiers, centre dramatique national, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), KunstFestspiele Herrenhausen (Hannover), CCN de Caen en Normandie in the frame of accueil studio With the support of Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo) Funded by Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication / DRAC Ile-de-France, Conseil régional d’Ile de France, Kulturstiftung des Bundes (Germany) Thanks to Odile Blanchard, Fanny Bouquerel, Luca Camilletti, Margit Koch, Camille Lugnier, Leonor Lopes, Marie Maresca, Elena Martin, Matthias Mohr, Christophe Poux, Sabina Stücker, Asphalt Festival (Christof Seeger-Zurmühlen, Jacqueline Friedrich), Théâtre de l’Odeon, Team of Nanterre-Amandiers, centre dramatique national

    Premiere December 2019, PACT Zollverein (Essen)

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