Dance #1 / Driftworks

Dance #1 / Driftworks is a continuation of the research Eszter Salamon began in Nvsbl (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, Salamon constructs choreographies of „volatile bodies” (E. 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.


Concept and artistic direction Eszter Salamon Dance and choreography Christine De Smedt, Eszter Salamon Light design Sylvie Garot Sound Terre Thaemlitz Technical direction Raphael Vincent
Production and organisation Alexandra Wellensiek / Bostchaft
Production assistant and realization costumes Isabelle Decannière
Coproduced by Choreographisches Zentrum NRW - PACT Zollverein (Essen), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Les Spectacles Vivants-Le Centre Pompidou (Paris), steirischer herbst festival (Graz), NXTSTP, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin, Hebbel-Am-Ufer (Berlin) and 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, Alex Roccoli, Chris Segers