In empathy with female subjectivities, several of Eszter Salamon’s works focus on feminist genealogies and transgenerational relations. M/OTHERS reconsiders the structures of generations by exploring the mother-daughter relation, aiming to move away from social norms and arrive at new modalities of action, feeling and perception.
If I Can’t Dance and Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez commissioned Eszter Salomon to make a new performance in the frame of the research project on Delphine Seyrig’s unrealized black-and-white silent feature film Calamity based on the correspondence between American frontierswoman Calamity Jane and her daughter.
Performers: Erzsébet Gyarmati, Eszter Salamon
Scenography: Sylvie Garot, Eszter Salamon
Lighting design: Sylvie Garot
Rehearsal assistance: Liza Baliasnaja, Boglàrka Börcsök
Costumes: Sabin Gröflin
Production: Botschaft Gbr/Alexandra Wellensiek, Studio E.S/Elodie Perrin
Coproduced by Project Arts Centre (Dublin) and Ménagerie de Verre (Paris).
Funded by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, the Regional Directory of Cultural Affairs of Paris – Ministry of Culture and Communication, and Nationales Performance Netz Coproduction Fund for Dance (NPN) which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Special thanks to Susan Gibb and Ferenc Salamon, Lili Kárpáti and Uferstudios.
10, 11, 12 August 2019: Tanz im August (HAU), Berlin, Germany
19, 20 November 2019: If I Can’t Dance
(Splendor), Amsterdam (in the frame of the research project by Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez on actress, feminist activist and video director Delphine Seyrig (b. 1932, Beirut. d. 1990, Paris)
22, 23 November 2019: Ménagerie de Verre, Paris (in the frame of Les Inaccoutumés)
18 February 2019: Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (in the frame of the exhibition Defiant Muses Delphine Seyrig and the Feminist Video Collectives in France in the 1970s and 1980s)