»In C« on tour in Munich

After a successfull live Berlin premiere of Sasha Waltz & Guests’ »In C«, the project will now be touring to Munich and will be performed at Muffathalle on October 5th and 6th. Tickets are available via the website of the Muffatwerk.

In 2021, the dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests began an innovative artistic process that will result 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 music. Based on this milestone of music history, Sasha Waltz and her dancers developed choreographic material that follows a similarly variable structure and is deliberately designed not to be a finished stage piece.

»In C« is an experimental, constantly evolving process that once again reconceives and refines Sasha Waltz & Guests’ long-standing approach as well as the dialogue between dance, music and space, both digitally and in real life. At the same time, it explores the potential of flexible artistic production in times of pandemic and of artistic exchange, even across national borders. F.e. the individual movement phrases have also been recorded as video tutorials, which allows dancers to learn the choreographic material digitally and remotely.

The score of »In C« consists of fifty-three musical phrases and reads like stage directions for musicians. The thought of translating these detailed instructions into dance through a choreographic exploration of the music appealed to me. The result is an experimental system of fifty-three movement phrases for a structured improvisation with clear rules and laws. The length of the piece remains variable, as does the number of musicians and dancers. »In C« is a dynamic, modular system that remains adaptable in times of pandemic. It is an exciting challenge to be able to develop so many different variations and formats from it in the future.

Sasha Waltz

In C
Sasha Waltz & Guests
Terry Riley
5. 6. October 2021
8:30 pm
Muffatwerk Munich
Muffathalle

Tickets and further information

Concept / Choreography
Sasha Waltz
Costume Design
Jasmin Lepore
Lighting Design
Olaf Danilsen
Concept / Dramaturgy
Jochen Sandig
Dance / Choreography
Sebastian Abarbanell
Edivaldo Ernesto
Melissa Figueiredo
Yuya Fujinami
Agnieszka Jachym
Annapaola Leso
Michal Mualem
Sean Nederlof
Zaratiana Randrianantenaina
Aladino Rivera Blanca
Wibke Storkan
Joel Suárez Gómez

A production by Sasha Waltz & Guests. Made in radialsystem.