Kat Válastur is a Berlin based choreographer and performer. In 2009 she created Lang, a duet about time and the way it can be reflected through dance. In 2010 she continued with the thematic of time in a series of works inspired by the Homer’s Odyssey. The project, Oh! Deep Sea manifested in a corpus of four works: Corpus I and Corpus IV ( 2010), Corpus II ( 2011), and Corpus III (co-produced and presented by HAU/Berlin, 2012). In 2013 she was an invited artist at the Institut für Raumexperimente, a project initiated by Olafur Eliasson and the University of the Arts, Berlin. In 2013 she started working on a new series, The marginal sculptures of Newtopia, exploring the encounter between the body and a ritual topology it enhabits. GLAND (2014) and Ah! Oh! A contemporary ritual (2014), was co-produced and presented by HAU/Berlin.
Her work has been presented in venues such as: The Place (UK),Tanz im August Festival (Germany), Recontres Choregraphiques de Seine-Saint-Denis (France), Springdance Festival (Holland), Tanzquartier Wien (Austria), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Germany), HAU Hebbel-am-Ufer Theatre (Germany), Hellerau Theatre Germany), Athens and Epidaurus Festival (Greece), B Motion Festival (Italy), Madrid en Danza Festival (SPAIN), Kalamata International Dance Festival (Greece), among many others.
She studied dance at the Hellenic School of Dance, at the Trisha Brown Studios in New York, and received a Master Degree from the (SODA) Master Program at the Inter-University for Dance in Berlin.
›She dives deep into the socio-choreographic ocean of the human body’s ability to communicate – to where seemingly archaic narrations, habitual tics, widely ramified emotional networks and swarms of vague promises concerning the body’s future drift. It is this underworld that the artist explores when she asks her key question: ›What is left to dance?‹‹ Helmut Ploebst
AH! OH! A contemporary Ritual 16.+ 17. Januar 2016