Picture: Brigitte Lacombe, Giancolombo, Valda Setterfield, Jordan Matter, Joel Gordon, Gus Solomons

Picture: Eszter Salamon

Eszter Salamon with Christophe Wavelet

MONUMENT 0.2: Valda & Gus at Akademie der Künste

After “MONUMENT 0.1”, a fiction for the theatre stage, Tanz Im August 2016 presents “MONUMENT 0.2.”, a performance for the exhibition space. It welcomes the return of its performers: Valda Setterfield and Gus Solomons jr. They met in New York City in the early 1960s, a time when the avantgarde scene would gather in downtown Manhattan and reconfigure the forms of artistic experience, be it through ‘Happenings’, ‘Events’, or other such ‘Formats’ – a time when the modernist building of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin’s Tiergarten opened to the public. Almost sixty years later, the latter offers its space to the former. And invites the visitors to experience a journey through words and gestures, history and memory.

At the festival

August 2016
Bus Shuttle
We help you to get from one location to the other. The following shuttle rides are scheduled:

Sat 20.8.:
FROM: Akademie der Künste: MONUMENT 0.2: Valda & Gus
TO: HEBBEL AM UFER: HAU1 – 20:00 DANCE ON ENSEMBLE | HAU3 – 21:00 Dana Michel
DEPARTURE: 19.00 (after the performance)
Artistic Direction Eszter Salamon
Concept Eszter Salamon, Christophe Wavelet
Realisation Eszter Salamon, Christophe Wavelet, Valda Setterfield, Gus Solomons Jr.
Performance Valda Setterfield, Gus Solomons Jr.
Lighting Design Sylvie Garot
Technical Direction Rima Ben Brahim
Production Elodie Perrin  / Studio E.S., Alexandra Wellensiek / Botschaft GbR
Organisation Elodie Perrin
Coproduction LE CN D, un centre d’art pour la danse,  Tanz im August, Le Musée de la Danse/ Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne, dans le cadre de la mission Accueil-Studio
With the support of Regional Director for Cultural Affairs in Paris – The French Ministry of Culture and Communication and Hauptstadtkulturfonds
Eszter Salamon is Associated Artist at CN D, un centre d’art pour la danse
Thanks to Caroline Rehberg, Kathy Lieber, Nele Hertling, Hans Düttmann, Veronika Rodowicz, Carola Caggiano, Alain Roux , Yvonne Rainer, Meg Harper, Charlie Atlas

Duration 70 minutes