Dido & Aeneas

Opera in a prologue and three acts Henry Purcell’s “Dido & Aeneas” is often described as the oldest love story in English opera. The production was a premiere for Sasha Waltz, marking the beginning of her work on “choreographic opera”. Together with 12 dancers from her ensemble and 51 musicians choristers and soloists, Sasha Waltz […]

noBody

noBody completes a choreographic cycle of three pieces about humans and their bodies which Sasha Waltz created in the years around the turn of the millennium. In her piece “Körper”, she investigated the materiality of the human being, relating the dancers‘ bodies to architecture, science and history. “S” searched for the origin of life, explored […]

Sacre

Considered one of the key works of modernism, it is a hundred years after the genesis of Igor Stravinsky’s “Le Sacre du Printemps” that Sasha Waltz takes on the Mariinsky Theatre’s offer to engage with this extraordinary piece of musical and dance history. Its title translates to “The Rite of Spring”. The strikingly archaic, tension-charged […]

In C

In 2021, the dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests began an innovative artistic process that results in the continuous production of both digital and live formats. Terry Riley’s “In C” (1964) forms the musical foundation of this, an open composition that was revolutionary at the time and is generally considered the first piece of minimalist […]

Kreatur

Kreatur is about the human body. Isolated or attached to a community, it becomes distorted under pressure. The show’s based on the ideas of taking or losing power, of thinking about otherness or looking at oneself, of loving or hating oneself. And in visiting a former Stasi prison in Berlin, Sasha Waltz and her dancers […]

Sciamachy

Jeroen Verbruggen will create a brand-new production for 14 dancers of the Finnish National Ballet, with music by Bernard Herrmann from Alfred Hitchcock’s famous film, Psycho. The costumes have been designed by Erika Turunen. Verbruggen is a young choreographer from Belgium with a breathtakingly speedy creative process. His choreographies have been performed by several European […]

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