Kat Válastur


16.8., 21:00 | 17.8., 19:00 | 18.+19.8., 21:00 | HAU1
Age recommendation: 12+

17.8. ● Beyond the Stage

“STRONG-BORN” is the literal translation of the name Iphigenia. In her new work, Kat Válastur takes inspiration from the sacrificial story of “Iphigenia in Aulis” and the ‘anastenaria‘, an archaic ritual of Northern Greece, and channels them into a dance that aspires to transform a demand for sacrifice into a rebellious resistance against it. The movements of the three female performers are determined by sound-making elements attached to their bodies and the resonating interplay with a circular wooden platform. Along with the percussionist Valentina Magaletti the seemingly sacrificial ritual reveals a sonic female force against disposability and into empowerment.


  • Cast

    Concept & Choreography

    Kat Válastur


    Noémie Ettlin, Xenia Koghilaki, Noumissa Sidibé

    Music & Live Performance

    Valentina Magaletti

    Lighting Design & Technical Direction

    Martin Beeretz

    Lighting Design Collaboration

    Vito Walter

    Sound Design & Surround Mixing

    Vagelis Tsatsis

    Choreographic Assistance

    Michalis Angelidis

    Stage Design

    Ulrich Leitner

    Stage Design Collaboration

    Leon Eixenberger


    Marie Gerstenberger / werkstattkollektiv

    Porcelain & Wooden Objects

    Nina Krainer

    Porcelain Pieces Collaboration

    Mercedes Bonzai

    Porcelain Pieces Made at

    Ceramic Kingdom, Berlin

    Scent Design

    Klara Ravat

    Video & Editing

    Ethan Folk, Nadja Krüger

    Dramaturgical Advice

    Filippos Telesto

    Production Management

    Marina Agathangelidou, Mascha Euchner-Martinez, Sina Kießling

    Touring Management

    Mascha Euchner-Martinez


    Yann Gibert

  • Credits

    Production Kat Válastur

    Co-produktion Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer

    Funded by Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Capital Cultural Fund

Dates of production


Wed 16.8.

from 20:00 HAU1

Thu 17.8.

from 18:00 HAU1

Fri 18.8.

from 10:00 HAU1

Sat 19.8.

from 18:00 HAU1


Stresemannstr. 29, 10963 Berlin

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