Sasha Waltz‘ first choreographic opera »Dido & Aeneas« by Henry Purcell returns to the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin in summer 2019, where the new cast of singers will have their Berlin debut on August 18th under the musical direction of Christopher Moulds.
In June the choreography »Impromptus« by Sasha Waltz was performed for the first time in Venice at the 13th Biennale Danza in the frame of the Biennale di Venezia. On August 7th, 8th, 10th and 11th the production will come back to Berlin after four years and can be seen at radialsystem.
The teens group of Sasha Waltz & Guests' children's dance company will perform their latest piece »Teqsi muyu marq'ay - A Warm Embrace for the Earth« at the Festival Rampenlichter in Munich in mid-July 2019! We are very happy about this honor!
The evening in three parts »Sacre« by Sasha Waltz is coming back to Berlin and will be performed at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden June 23rd, 27th and 30th.
After the guest performances of »Continu« by Sasha Waltz & Guests at the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, the three dancers Yael Schnell, Michal Mualem and Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola – all longterm collaborators of the company – gave two workshops for young performers in the north of Israel, hosted in Kfar Yassif by the Gsharim Dance Group and in Afula by the Tarbut School. These 3-day workshops from May 21st to 23rd were coordinated by dancer and dance teacher Elik Niv, who has been performing in different productions of Sasha Waltz in the past years.
About 40 artists from different artistic fields (dancers, musicians and actors) attended both workshops and experimented in different groups with various aspects of artistic creation; sharing body, space, time together, exchanging their thoughts and establishing strong relationships.
With these workshops in the frame of its »Education & Community«-program Sasha Waltz & Guests wishes to intensify already existing contacts and collaborations with active local artists and encourage artistic exchange and transmission of knowledge away from the cultural hotspots in the big cities.
After the classics »Travelogue I - Twenty to Eight« (2011, Palladium) and »Allee der Kosmonauten« (2018, Depot Schauspiel Köln), the musical-choreograhpic project »Jagden & Formen (Zustand 2008)« (2010, Philharmonie) and the choreographies »Métamorphoses« (2011) and »Sacre« (2014, both Oper Köln) the Cologne audience can look forward to performances of »Kreatur« by Sasha Waltz & Guests on June 16th and 17th at the Oper Köln.
Congratulations to the Kids of Sasha Waltz & Guests' Children's Dance Company: With their piece »Check out your mate«, directed by dancer and choreographer Gabriel Galindez Cruz, the group is represented in the final selection of this year's 6th Tanztreffen der Jugend in Berlin. The jury decided on 52 submitted productions, the total of six nominated pieces can be seen from September 20th to 29th 2019 at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.
In »Check out your mate« opposites collide: black meets white and seems incompatible. The spectators observe an exciting match between two groups whose members are dueling themselves in dance. But the physical confrontation shows: By approaching each other, we get in contact to each other. Out of the rivalry, the result is a colorful, diverse and dynamic movement.
»Check out your mate« was developed in 2018, the 10 to 13-year-old dancers presented the piece for the first time at the showing in November 2018 at Berlin's Radialsystem.
The Children's Dance Company Berlin by Sasha Waltz & Guests is a project of Sasha Waltz & Guests / Education & Community in cooperation with Radialsystem Berlin.
Sasha Waltz’ choreography »Körper« (2000) has successfully been travelling the world for the past 19 years celebrating its 200th performance in Berkeley, USA in October 2018. In May 2019 the piece for the first time will be presented in Singapore in the frame of the Singapore International Festival of Arts.
In August 2019 two important choreographies from Sasha Waltz & Guests' repertory are returning to Berlin after longer pauses: From August 7th through 11th »Impromptus« (2004), Sasha Waltz' first work with classical music, will be performed at the Radialsystem. Her first choreographic opera »Dido & Aeneas« (2005) will come back to its place of origin, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, with a new cast of soloists, starting August 18th. Ticket sales start on May 2nd respectively 4th.
Sasha Waltz & Guests will be coming to Tel Aviv again after more than 10 years, presenting the choreography »Continu« at the Israeli Opera May 15th through 18th.