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.