Friday, 31 August 2018

Theaterfestival Basel 2018 | Monument 0: Haunted by wars (1913-2013) - Eszter Salamon

Eszter Salamon's Monument 0: Haunted by wars (1913-2013) is a choreography with dance and singing where she reflects upon the conflicts of 100 years. The choreography is very strong and a bit intimidating, as it plays a lot with darkness and light, and the singing or the sounds used are very intense. It is very captivating and creates a certain tension, as when watching it you get constantly confronted with death and aggression.
For this choreography Eszter Salamon explored more than 60 war dances from all five continents, and the close encounter with all these dances - religious or spiritual - is noticeable during the whole choreography, and is exactly what creates that very special atmosphere that makes the piece so heavy and powerful.