Kat Válastur, Foto: Dorothea Tuch

Kat Válastur, Foto: Dorothea Tuch

Kat Válastur, Foto: Dorothea Tuch

Kat Válastur, Foto: Dorothea Tuch

Concept / Choreography: KAT VÁLASTUR

Premiere: 19 August 2016, Tanz im August 2016 / HAU 1, Berlin
further performance: 20 August 2016

In collaboration with the DANCE ON ENSEMBLE


Recalling the process of becoming a dancer, it feels like a constant negotiation with nature: there’s a need to express things that cannot be said in any other way than through dance. In order for the body to follow the intensity of that need, it has to be tamed like a horse, but without betraying its wildness; and in order for dancers to be able to perform a sequence of movements with clarity and grace, their dancing has to become excessive, at which point it starts becoming the basis of a lifetime’s work. There then comes a time when dance is shared, when we offer our performing to the audience.

Those specks of dust reverses the act of performing and gives ‘the eye of the beholder’ to the dancers. Their gaze shifts to their own bodies, watching them as they create movement. This subjective observation allows the dancers to return to the primal roots of their life choice. The choreography gives them the space to re-experience, re-discover and express their fascination, admiration and surprise towards their dancing bodies.

"A body that unfolds a movement in the space is like the birth of a world. This is what the ensemble dancers Brit, Ty, Jone, Amancio, Ami and Christopher convey when they see their arms open…Wow." Kat Válastur

In artistic collaboration with: Ty Boomershine, Amancio Gonzalez, Brit Rodemund, Christopher Roman, Jone San Martin, Ami Shulman

Light: Martin Beeretz
Stage/Installation: Filippos Kavakas
Choreographic Assistence: Maria Tzika
Sound: Kat Válastur/Stephan Wöhrmann
Costume: Lydia Sonderegger
Costume Assistence: Héloïse Bouteille
Production Management: Guilia Messia

Co-production: Tanz im August, tanzhaus nrw
With thanks to Tanzfabrik Berlin and Uferstudios GmbH

DANCE ON is an initiative by DIEHL+RITTER gUG funded by the Federal GovernmentCommissioner for Culture and the Media.

Those specks of dust is a production in the DANCE ON 1. EDITION repertoire.
Read the evening programme:

Trailer from rehearsal: Those specks of dust

Photos from the rehearsal:

DANCE ON ENSEMBLE, Photo: Dorothea Tuch
DANCE ON ENSEMBLE, Photo: Dorothea Tuch


DANCE ON ENSEMBLE, Foto: Dorothea Tuch
DANCE ON ENSEMBLE, Foto: Dorothea Tuch