NOWs: Stellar Fauna by Kat Válastur

21 - 24 November 2018 / Nows

Stellar Fauna by Kat Válastur

Produced by HAU Hebbel am Ufer

After a showcase and the premiere of Rasp Your Soul in 2017, HAU Hebbel am Ufer presents the new premiere by choreographer and performer Kat Válastur. Divided into two parts, a video installation and a performance, in Stellar Fauna – similarly to her last work – two dancers gradually embody mutant and digital attributes in a poetic way. They repeat a mysterious mantra: “We are waiting for the flood to be free although that would be the end of us.” In a set suggesting an untamed ecosystem, the boundaries between their private and social behaviour are suspended. Stellar Fauna is the creation of an uncanny world made by our world. A discourse about bodies in the wilderness of our time.

Due to capacity limitations two performances will take place each day.

Wed 21 Nov 2018
7pm / HAU3
8pm / HAU3

Thu 22 Nov 2018
7pm / HAU3
8pm / HAU3

Fri 23 Nov 2018
7pm / HAU3
8pm / HAU3

Sat 24 Nov 2018
7pm / HAU3
8pm / HAU3


English (language no problem)
approx. 45 min

Trailer Stellar Fauna


Concept & choreography: Kat Válastur
Performance: Maria Zimpel, Harumi Terayama
Light design: Martin Beeretz
Sound design & music: Constantin Engelmann, Tobias Purfürst
Set design: Leon Eixenberger
Additional set design: Filippos Kavakas
Costume design: Kat Válastur
Costume assistance: Suzan Çamlik
Video installation: film directed by Kat Válastur
Camera & editing: Clara Jo
Production management: HAU Artist Office / Sabine Seifert
Touring & distribution: HAU Artist Office / Nicole Schuchardt

Premiere 21 November 2018
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.