Οh! Deep Sea - Corpus II

18 - 20 May 2011
Upper Stage
The <em>Odyssey</em> is the common denominator linking the works in her <em>Oh! Deep Sea</em> series, but the choreographer’s gaze is fixed on the archetypes discernible behind the characters in its rhapsodies.
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Oh! Deep Sea - Corpus II is inspired by the encounter of Odysseus with the Cyclops, the one-eyed giant. Three elements become the focus-the glance, the invasion, and the monstrous. With a minimalist approach to movement, the choreography provokes an act of seeing in which the interplay of omnipotence and impotence, of self and other, of passive observing and active witnessing, unfolds. But where exactly does the monstrous lie hidden; is it inherent in the otherness of the perpetrator or in the own-self of the victim? And what is the role of the impartial observer? As the performers try to reflect one another, they become the alibi of an act executed in front of their eyes.

Kat Válastur (born Katerina Papageorgiou in Athens) studied as a dancer at the Hellenic School of Dance, she continued her studies at Trisha Brown Studio (Technique and repertory) in New York on 2000, as the Fulbright Foundation awarded her with a full scholarship. In 2001 she founded the group adLibdances. In 2007 she moved to Berlin to continue her studies in the MA program Solo/Dance/Authorship Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz / Universität der Künste Berlin. Her investigation in work starts with one major question “What there is left to be danced”. With works that are characterized by the intensity of their structure she aspires to create kinetic systems which reflect the essence of the unit as a social ritual by reducing the above question into “What has the society forgotten to dance”.


Choreography: Kat Válastur
Performance: Kat Válastur, Yohei Yamada
Set Design & Lighting: Ulrich Leitner
Costumes: Ben Klunker 
Additional costumes: Aggelos Mentis
Sound: Arik Hayut
Dramaturgy: Nikos Flessas
Press & Production: Björn Frers - Bjorn & Bjorn
Assistant choreographer & Photography: Ioannis Roumeliotis
Set design assistant: Laila Rosato Lüke

World premiere: April 26-28, 2011, Hebbel-am-Ufer 3 (Berlin)

Co-production: Haupstadtkulturfonds Berlin, Hebbel-am-Ufer (HAU 3)

19 May 2011

22:30 Upper Stage


After-performance talk with adLibdances


11 - 12 Dec 2010

17:00 Main Stage
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Inauguration of the Onassis Cultural Centre Open to the public