»noBody« completed the three-piece choreographic cycle about humans and their bodies which Sasha Waltz has been working on since 1999. In her piece »Körper« she investigated the anatomy and the physical appearance of the human being, relating her dancers' bodies to architecture, science, and history. »S« searched for the origin of life, of Eros, and of sensibility. »noBody« asked about the metaphysical existence of humanity. It addressed the absence of the body, and it confronted us with feelings aroused by our realisation of being mortal. What does being human mean beyond having a body? Which part of us is immortal?
In »noBody«, the choreographer, accompanied by 25 dancers, faced the challenge of rendering the non-physical visible through the physical body itself. »noBody« was co-produced by the Festival d'Avignon. In July 2002, the piece was performed eight times at Cour d'Honneur, Pope Palace. Its unique historical setting, together with the Mendelsohnian architecture of the Schaubühne, greatly influenced the development of this production.
Direction - Choreography
Hans Peter Kuhn
Dance / Choreographie
Mikel Aristegui, Jirí Bartovanec, Rita Aozane Bilibio, Hsuan Cheng, Clémentine Deluy, Lisa Densem, Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola, Luc Dunberry, Andreas Ebbert-Scholl, Su-Mi Jang, Hans-Werner Klohe, Nicola Mascia, Thusnelda Mercy, Grayson Millwood, Michal Mualem, Joaquin NaBi Olsson, Sasa Queliz, Claudia de Serpa Soares, Laura Siegmund, Norbert Steinwarz, Takako Suzuki, Mohan Thomas, Junko Wada, Laurie Young, Matan Zamir, Sigal Zouk-Harder
A production of Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz Berlin presented by Sasha Waltz & Guests in co-production with the Festival d’Avignon.
A Film By Sasha Waltz
Jörg Jeshel, Hans Rombach
© nachtaktivfilm and SW&G
Trailer by Stephan Talneau
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