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Kat Válastur (Residency)
June 13, 2022 - June 25, 2022
The project The FarNear is working with the notion of trauma and healing. More precisely I refer to the wounded collective unconscious of women by processing the subject of the use of the female body as a disposable body, as in certain folk narrations of legends and myths that use the female bodies as a sacrificial body. Like in the folk Greek myth “The Arta Bridge” in which the head builder builds his wife inside the bridge for the bridge not to collapse. In the context of the residency I am interested to investigate on the forces that these myths carry and how they can be translated into a staged condition that will be inhabited by the female performers? What kind of gestures and movement need to be developed in order for the mythical space to correlate with the space of History?The piece opens a space for questioning and healing in relation to the issues of womanhood and disposability in contemporary reality.
Kat Válastur (born in Athens, Greece ) is a Berlin-based choreographer and performer. Her dance works are defined by the creation of a distinctive dance and visual language. Her choreographic works preserve the importance of the craft as an artistic position in dance making and experimentation in terms of form.