After its digital premiere in March, various guest performances in Germany and the Berlin live premiere in September, »In C« by Sasha Waltz & Guests will receive yet another premiere at the radialsystem in Berlin from December 10 to 12: the company will be performing their latest work for the first time with live music played by the New York collective »Bang on a Can All-Stars«. The US-American musicians will also give a live concert on December 11. The performance on December 12 will also be broadcast on a livestream on our You Tube channel.
In 2021, the dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests began 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.
»In C« is a colorful excursion into the world of minimal music. Based on Terry Rileys revolutionary and open composition by the same name from 1964, Sasha Waltz and her dancers developed choreographic material that follows a similarly variable structure and therefore always leaves room for new variants. To date, they danced »In C« to an iconic recording of Terry Rileys revolutionary piece by »Bang on a Can« from 2001. The dance company in December now welcomes the US-American musicians to Berlin and for the first time performs »In C« together with live musicians on stage. The performance on December 12th will again be livestreamed to our YouTube chanel.
After the performance on December 11th New York‘s electric »Bang on a Can All-Stars« will give a concert performing a high-octane set of classic selections by Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Meredith Monk, Steve Martland, and premiere a new piece by Berlin based composer Nick Dunston.
Founded in 1987 by composers Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, Bang on a Can has been creating an international community dedicated to innovative music, and has grown from a one-day New York-based Marathon concert to a multi-faceted performing arts organization with a broad range of year-round international activities. Formed out of this group in 1992, the Bang on a Can All-Stars are recognized worldwide for their ultra-dynamic live performances and recordings of today’s most innovative music. Freely crossing the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world and experimental music, this six-member amplified ensemble has consistently forged a category-defying identity. With a massive repertoire of works written specifically for the group’s distinctive instrumentation and style of performance, the All-Stars have become a genre in their own right, performing each year throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Concept / Choreography
Concept / Dramaturgy
Dance / Choreography
Aladino Rivera Blanca
Joel Suárez Gómez
Bang on a Can All-Stars
Bass Robert Black
Piano Vicky Chow
Percussion David Cossin
Cello Arlen Hlusko
Guitar Mark Stewart
Clarinet and Bass Clarinet Ken Thomson
Bang on a Can All-Stars
Live in Concert
11. December 2021, 10 pm
Tickets and further information
David Lang »sunray«
Michael Gordon »Gene takes a drink«
Nick Dunston »Fainting is Down, Whooshing is up«
Julia Wolfe »Believing«
Meredith Monk »Spaceship«
Steve Martland »Horses of Instruction«
A production by Sasha Waltz & Guests. Made in radialsystem.
The performances, the livestream, and the concert are part of the initiative »Wunderbar Together«, a comprehensive and collaborative initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by the Goethe-Institut.