On September 10th and 11th the city of Marl in North Rhine-Westphalia will become stage and protagonist. The German choreographer Sasha Waltz with »In C – Marler Partitur« developed a project that aims to incorporate the city’s architecture as well as its population.
Over the past months, more than 100 non-professional dancers have studied and rehearsed the choreographic figures of Waltz’ »In C« together with professional dancers from the region. »In C – Marler Partitur« will be performed on various sites in the city on the second weekend of September. The performances take the audiences on a walk through the city, slowly spiraling to the center, where at the end of the second day, a performance with all participants and dancers of the company Sasha Waltz & Guests will take place.
The project was initiated by a group of citizens of Marl, that have been committed to the preservation of Marl’s extraordinary architecture for years: “We want to connect the city’s cultural heritage, Marl’s unique buildings from the 1960s and 1970s, and make them accessible to a new generation.” Through the network of the New Patrons they became the New Patrons of Marl and were able to engage the choreographer Sasha Waltz to develop a project, that will use the means of dance to bring to life the cultural heritage of the city of Marl.
The Gesellschaft der Neuen Auftraggeber (New Patrons) provides the logistical infrastructure and supports citizens, artists, and cooperation partners in commissioning, financing, and realizing projects and new works of art. The fruits of these collaborative efforts are non-commercial, public, and non-profit cultural assets.
»In C – Marler Partitur« is a project by Sasha Waltz for the city of Marl in collaboration with the Skulpturenmuseum Marl, developed in the frame of the Initiative der Neuen Auftraggeber.
Further sponsors are the city of Marl, the Kluth-Stiftung Jugend und Kultur and Evonik.