Dialoge 09 – Neues Museum
by Sasha Waltz
18 of March 2009, Neues Musuem Berlin
March 2009, in company with seventy dancers, musicians and singers, Sasha Waltz explored the empty rooms of the Neues Museum on the Museum island Berlin. Following almost ten years of reconstruction under the supervision of David Chipperfield Architects the building stood at a one-off point in its metamorphosis. Subsequent to the completion of the renovation and ahead of the Berlin State Museums of the being installed in the restored rooms, the location became the site for an unusual temporary »exhibition« which electrified more than ten thousand visitors.
A film by Sasha Waltz
Co-Directors: Brigitte Kramer, Jörg Jeshel
Costumes: Bernd Skodzig
Wth: Sasha Waltz & Guests, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, Vocalconsort Berlin
Commissioned by ZDF , in collaboration with ARTE (c) Sasha Waltz & Guests / ZDF 2009
Dialoge 09 – Neues Museum is a Sasha Waltz & Guests production in cooperation with the
Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, David Chipperfield Architects and the
Radial Stiftung, in collaboration with Bühnenservice Kostümwerkstätten der Stiftung Oper Berlin.
Made in RADIALSYSTEM®.
Sasha Waltz & Guests is supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
Am 3. und 4. Mai 2013 waren Sasha Waltz & Guests zu Gast am Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg. Gezeigt wurde »gefaltet«, ein choreographisches Konzert von Sasha Waltz und Mark Andre.
Unser Tourmanager Karsten Liske hat das Gastspiel festgehalten: Blicke hinter die Kulissen, Ausschnitte von Proben und Auszüge aus einem Gespräch mit Frank Feitler, dem Leiter des Theaters.
Ein Film von Karsten Liske
A choreographic concert
by Sasha Waltz and Mark Andre
with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The choreographic concert »gefaltet« by Sasha Waltz and Mark Andre opens Mozartwoche 2012 in Salzburg. This is the first collaboration between the French composer and the German choreographer.
As their material, Sasha Waltz and Mark Andre apprehend »folding«, or convolution – a procedure in electronic music that generates an acoustic response to acoustic impulses. With »gefaltet« this principle is broadened to a dialogue between dancers and musicians. Impulses and responses of their bodies unfold and intensify interstices and thresholds, emptiness and distances.
Together with eight dancers and four musicians, Sasha Waltz and Mark Andre investigate the interplay between classical and New Music, between sound, movement and silence.
Selected works including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s string trio KV 563 in E flat major and compositions by Mark Andre, such as »iv 1« for solo piano and the string trios »iv 2« and »iv 8«, constitute the musical field of experiment.
The solo instrumentalists performing »gefaltet« are Carolin Widmann (violin), Guy Ben-Ziony (viola), Nicolas Altstaedt (violoncello) and Alexander Lonquich (piano).
The dancers of Sasha Waltz & Guests are Edivaldo Ernesto, Todd McQuade, Virgis Puodziunas, Zaratiana Randrianantenaina, Yael Schnell, Saju Hari, Judith Sánchez Ruíz and Sasa Queliz.
Sasha Waltz has long been engaging with contemporary and classical compositions in her artistic endeavours. This process has produced the choreographic operas »Dido & Aeneas« (Henry Purcell), »Medea« and »Passion« (Pascal Dusapin) and »Matsukaze« (Toshio Hosokawa), but also works like Wolfgang Rihm’s »Jagden und Formen (Zustand 2008)« that introduce a new form of presentation to contemporary concert forms. The integration of the solo instrumentalists into both the development and staging of this piece marks a new dimension of interaction between dance and music in the genre-transcending work of Sasha Waltz.
Direction/ Choreography: Sasha Waltz
Composition: Mark Andre
Stage: Thomas Schenk, Sasha Waltz
Light : David Finn
Costumes: Beate Borrmann
Dance / Choreography: Edivaldo Ernesto, Saju Hari, Todd McQuade, Virgis Puodziunas, Sasa Queliz, Zaratiana Randrianantenaina, Judith Sánchez Ruíz, Yael Schnell
Violin: Carolin Widmann
Viola: Guy Ben-Ziony
Violoncello: Nicolas Altstaedt
Piano: Alexander Lonquich
A production by Sasha Waltz & Guests, co-produced with Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg, Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, Brussels and
Berliner Festspiele / MaerzMusik. Supported by Radial Stiftung.
Made in Radialsystem.
Sasha Waltz & Guests is funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds and Land Berlin.
17 of April 2004, Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz Berlin.
For the first time Sasha Waltz develops a dance piece based on the structure of a classical music composition. The music will be performed live onstage together with vocal accompaniment of four »Schubert-Lieder«. The dance like the music create in a subtle way emotional states between weightless floating and being off balance. Sasha Waltz researches in her work the existential questions of the human body with its vulnerability and beauty. Dance at its most riveting, at once unmasking, manipulating, and ultimately exalting in the innumerable aspects that make us human.
Direction / Choreography: Sasha Waltz
Stage: Thomas Schenk, Sasha Waltz
Costumes: Christine Birkle
Light: Martin Hauk
Dance/ Choreography: Maria Marta Colusi, Juan Kruz Diaz Garaio de Esnaola, Luc Dunberry, Michal Mualem, Yael Schnell, Claudia de Serpa Soares, Xuan Shi
Piano: Cristina Marton
Song: Ruth Sandhoff
Repetition: Renate Graziadei
A production of Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz Berlin presented by Sasha Waltz & Guests. A coproduction with the Teatro Comunale di Ferrara.
A Trailer by Stephan Talneau.
Sasha Waltz & Guests
International dance company based in Berlin: 150 artists from 25 lands as »Guests«, active repertoire comprises 16 choreographies of Sasha Waltz