What kinds of bodies are we becoming in this dramatically changing world? And what unknown powers are we unleashing as we destroy the natural beauty of everything around us?
With Stellar Fauna, successful international performance artist Kat Válastur – a regular on the Berlin dance scene – continues her series The staggered dances of beauty. Through sculpture, performance and dance she attempts to zoom in on new human forms, opening up perspectives on our human experience.
Allow yourself to be drawn into a hybrid universe that feels mysterious, dreamy, but also frightening. A place where reality and fiction merge and archaic mythology flows into the world we know today. A unique experience with plenty of references to a dying ecosystem and criticism of our current way of life, which undoubtedly would incur the wrath of the gods of the ancient mythologies.
Inspired by the division of cells, Stellar Fauna is also divided into two: a video installation and a performance, experienced one after the other. The audience is also divided into two, experiencing either the installation or the performance first.
'Through perfect interaction of movement, sound, light and stage design, the performance unfolds a strong craft. Once again it becomes clear: Kat Válastur is a choreographer with her own artistic vision. And certainly one of the most reflective creators of the Berlin dance scene' Tagesspiegel.de
concept, script & choreography Kat Válastur performed by Tamar Sonn, Sarah Stanley set design and sculptures Leon Eixenberger artistic consultant Filippos Kavakas sound design constantin Engelmann, Tobias Purfürst light design and light constructions Martin Beeretz costume concept Kat Válastur costume assistance and realisation Ottavia Castellotti Suzan Çamlik film directed by Kat Válastur camera and editing Clara Jo voice over Rebecca Lane, Evelyn production management HAU production Kat Válastur / HAU Hebbel am Ufer co-production Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Theater Freiburg, Fonds Transfabrik – deutsch-französischer Fonds für darstellende Künste funded by Senate Department for Culture and Europe.