»Allee der Kosmonauten« back in Berlin

»Allee der Kosmonauten« (Avenue of the Cosmonauts) – Sasha Waltz’ bizarre scenario of three generations living together in a prefab-housing estate – is coming back to Berlin in May.

In 1996, the premiere of »Allee der Kosmonauten« was the very first production at the Sophiensaele. Since then, its choreographic approach has become legendary: the events of the piece center on the living room couch of a high-rise apartment in the Berlin suburb of Marzahn.

Within this confined space, the feelings and movements of three generations of a Berlin family build up dangerously. The inhabitants bury their feelings in lethargy or abandon themselves to feedback loops caused by cramped living conditions. The choreographic encounter with this anxious space, crowded and colliding, triggers solutions at the limit of danceability. The lack of tenderness gives rise to uncomfortable comedy. Avenue of the Cosmonauts is one of a number of early Sasha Waltz projects which explore everyday worlds as spaces for dance interpretation. Created at the cusp of a new epoch, the piece recounts an era of living together without escape routes.

»Allee der Kosmonauten«
Sasha Waltz
Radialsystem V Berlin
24. 25. 26. 27. May 2018