»Körper« at Oster-Tanz-Tage in Hannover

Since its premiere in 2000 at the Schaubühne Berlin the first part of the »Körper«-trilogy by Sasha Waltz with music by Hans Peter Kuhn has been performed in over 47 cities in more than 29 countries. End of March the piece will be presented at the Oster-Tanz-Tage in Hannover for the first time.

For the past 15 years the Ballett of the Staatsoper Hannover has been inviting dance companies to show their work at the Oster-Tanz-Tage. In 2018 the main focus of the festival will be on the triad of dance – body – space; all the more reason for us to look forward to performing the production in this setting.

In »Körper« Sasha Waltz and her thirteen dancers visualise the outer and inner workings of the body, its beauty and ugliness, its mortality and the dream of a perfect body. What is the core and essence of the human body and how is it composed? The piece depicts the human organism in its entity but also shows its deconstruction and fragmentation – always in relation to the architecture of the performance space. The choreography is part of a trilogy (2000-2002) about the human being and the human body, which is based on the »Dialoge ’99/II«-project that was developed in the (then) empty Jewish Museum by Daniel Liebeskind in 1999.

Some of the dancers from the original cast are still dancing in t»Körper« after 18 years and have experienced the development of the piece with and through their own bodies – as dancer Claudia de Serpa Soares revealed in an interview on the occasion of the piece’s performance at London’s Sadler’s Wells just a few weeks ago.
Choreography: Sasha Waltz
Music: Hans Peter Kuhn
30. 31. March
Oster-Tanz-Tage Hannover