Eszter Salamon

1970 Budapest, HR –  Berlin, DE, and Paris, FR  

Eszter Salamon is a Hungarian choreographer, dancer, and performer. She has been creating solo and group works that have been presented in performing arts venues and festivals throughout the world since 2001. Her work revolves around choreography, which she uses as a way to navigate between different media: video, sound, music, text, voice, bodily movement, and actions. In her work, sound is frequently a key choreographic element for creating relationships with the participant or the public. Since 2005, Salamon’s interest in documentary and female autobiography has given rise to a multitude of formats, such as a dance lecture, a video-performance, as well as a monodrama focusing on the life of one of the “Eszter Salamons.” Salamon has recently begun work on a series of pieces exploring both the notion of monument and the practice of “re-writing” history and dance history. In the first opus, MONUMENT 0: Haunted by wars MONUMENT 0.1: Valda and Gus, focuses on the life, career, and aging experience of two exceptional New York-based dancers: Valda Setterfield and Gus Solomons Jr.

Selected solo performances

  • MONUMENT 0 - Haunted by wars (1913-2013), Les Spectacles Vivants, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR, 2015
  • DANSE #2, Kaaitheater, Brussels, BE, 2015
  • Melodrama, 2012
  • Dance for Nothing, 2010
  • What A Body You Have, 2001

Selected group performances

  • TALES OF THE BODILESS, 2011 (with Bojana Cvejic, Cédric Dambrain, and Terre Thaemlitz)
  • Dance#1/Driftworks, 2008 and Dance#2
  • Without You I Am Nothing, 2007 (together with Arantxa Martinez)
  • AND THEN, 2007 (in collaboration with Bojana Cvejic)
  • Nvsbl, 2006

Selected group exhibitions

  • Eszter Salamon 1949, Jeu de Paume, Paris, FR, 2014 (from exhibition series Satellite