MONUMENT 0.1: Valda & Gus

From London to New York, Paris to Berlin, Shiraz to Taiwan, from Bertolt Brecht to Marcel Duchamp, Rudolf Laban to Martha Graham, from Merce Cunningham to David Gordon and Yvonne Rainer, from John Cage to Morton Feldman and La Monte Young, from Brian de Palma to Woody Allen and from King Lear to Othello.

For over sixty years, the artistic careers of Valda Setterfield and Gus Solomons Jr. have been linked to a host of prominent art scenes, artists and historic developments. Located between fiction and history, Eszter Salamon’s latest creation MONUMENT 0.1: Valda & Gus draws on a series of interviews in New York with these two exceptional performers now in their seventies and eighties and questions, in an empathic composition of space, bodies, gestures, voices and words, the currents of time, memory and testimony.

Artistic direction Eszter Salamon Stage direction Eszter Salamon, Christophe Wavelet Realization Eszter Salamon, Valda Setterfield, Gus Solomons Jr., Christophe Wavelet Performance Valda Setterfield, Gus Solomons Jr. Light design Sylvie Garot Technical direction Rima Ben Brahim Technical advice Pierre Willems Costumes Adeline André Puppets Gus Solomons Jr. Production Sandra Orain, Elodie Perrin / Studio E.S., Alexandra Wellensiek / Botschaft GbR. Organization Elodie Perrin Transcription Simon Pleasance, Richard Gray, Samir Sellami, Verena Kutschera, Gabriella Docherty Co-production Le CN D, un centre d’art pour la danse, PACT Zollverein (Essen), Tanzquartier (Vienna), HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Internationales Sommerfestival-Kampnagel (Hamburg) Support Regional Director for Cultural Affairs in Paris – The French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Département de la Seine-Saint-Denis, Onda - Office national de diffusion artistique, Fondation Dar al-Ma’mûn, PARADIGM, Nanterre-Amandiers centre dramatique national Funding National Performance Network (NPN), Coproduction Fund for Dance supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media on the basis of a resolution passed by the German Bundestag Supported by FUSED : French-US Exchange in Dance, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy of the United States, and FACE Foundation, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W.Mellon Foundation, the Florence Gould Foundation, and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication Thanks to French Institute Alliance Française, Julie Harrington