Music, Choreography and Architecture: »Dialoge 2020 – Relevante Systeme«

Sasha Waltz & Guests will return to the stage from August 20 to 23 with »Dialoge 2020 – Relevante Systeme« at radialsystem. Tickets are still available via the website of the radialsystem.

During four evenings in August 2020, 27 dancers will convert the radialsystem and its spacious surroundings into a stage: »Dialoge 2020 – Relevante Systeme« is a project in correlation of music, choreography and architecture refering to the idea of the »Dialogues« that have taken place regularly since the company’s founding in 1993. 2006 the radialsystem was inaugurated as a new space for the arts in Berlin with »Dialoge 2006 – Radiale Systeme«.

The evening begins with individual dance solos revolving around the toppic of discrimination to the trumpet solo »I can’t breathe« by Georg Friedrich Haas (2014). The Solo was written as a direct response to the violent death of Eric Garner and the Black Lives Matter movement. It will be performed live by soloist Marco Blaauw, a member of the Ensemble Musikfabrik Cologne, for which the solo was written. Sasha Waltz has been collaborating with the trumpeter since »insideout« (2003) to the music of Rebecca Saunders. Marco Blaauw will be performing at the Musikfest Berlin on September 9, 11 and 14.

Subsequent the audience will experience an adaptation of Sasha Waltz’ »Sacre« creatively dealing with the limiting conditions and circumstances of our current situation. The original choreography to the ballet »Le sacre du printemps« by Igor Stravinsky was scheduled to be performed in Berlin in August 2020. The current times lend new acuteness to the oeuvre: The Covid 19 pandemic demands great sacrifices of every member of the society, the arts are highly affected by it. The performances aim at expressing art’s relevance, their artistic cast mainly consisting of freelance dancers.

At the end of »Dialoge 2020 – Relevante Systeme« Sasha Waltz together with her dances opens up new perspectives on distance and closeness to the music of »Boléro« by Maurice Ravel.

The interdisciplinary projects »Dialogues« are important and powerful creative fields for Sasha Waltz´ work. They are intensive and inspired encounters between different artforms at very specific places. Often they mark the beginning of the development of a new choreographic work.

Single tickets are now available for 28€ / reduced 19€, double tickets for 56€ / 47€ (normal + reduced) / reduced 38€ only online at Double tickets are valid for two persons, that will be placed next to each other without the mimimum distance.

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Dialoge 2020 – Relevante Systeme
Sasha Waltz & Guests
20. 21. 22. 23. August, 7 pm

Sasha Waltz
Costume Design
Jasmin Lepore
Bernd Skodzig (Sacre)
Lighting Design
Martin Hauk
Jochen Sandig

Ayaka Azechi
Blenard Azizaj
Jirí Bartovanec
Anne Brinon
Davide Camplani
Maria Marta Colusi
Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola
Davide Di Pretoro
Luc Dunberry
Yuya Fujinami
Tian Gao
Hwanhee Hwang
Annapaola Leso
Margaux Marielle-Tréhoüart
Sergiu Matis
Sean Nederlof
Virgis Puodziunas
Sasa Queliz
Zaratiana Randrianantenaina
Aladino Rivera Blanca
Orlando Rodriguez
Mata Sakka
Yael Schnell
Claudia de Serpa Soares
Wibke Storkan
Joel Suárez Gómez
Stylianos Tsatsos

Solo Trumpet
Marco Blaauw

Antonio Ruz Jimenez

A production of Sasha Waltz & Guests in cooperation with the radialsystem kindly supported by Radial Stiftung.