»Kreatur« online on ARTE Concert until 9 May 2020

Sasha Waltz & Guests online: Due to the necessary measurements regarding the corona pandemic we are unable to perform live on stage at the moment. But to make up for it three choreographies of Sasha Waltz are currently available worldwide online on ARTE Concert until the beginning of May 2020.

Amongst the selection is the filmic version of Sasha Waltz’ choreography »Kreatur« (2017), available on ARTE Concert until 9 Mai 2020 – click here for the Video-on-Demand.

For »Kreatur« Sasha Waltz with her 14 dancers examines the phenomena of existence against the background of a disrupted society: power and a lack of power, dominance and weakness, freedom and control, community and isolation. The costumes were designed by Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen, the sounds were created by New York/Berlin experimental sound collective Soundwalk Collective, the lighting by Urs Schönebaum.

The filmic version of the choreography was directed by Bettina Borgfeld and Jochen Sandig in coproduction with ZDF in collaboration with ARTE, and received its world premiere at the Kino International Berlin in 2018 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests, and was broadcast on ARTE/ZDF directly after. In October 2018 the film then received its US premiere at the ACE Theatre in LA in the frame of a US tour of the compagnie on the occasion of the year of German-American friendship.

Since its world premiere on 9 June 2017 »Kreatur« has been performed over 64 times on stages and during festivals in 18 cities in 11 countries all over the world, amongst them the Tanz im August 2017, the Festival d’Avignon 2018 as well as BAMs Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Arts in New York.

On the occasion of the online-streamings we have gone though our archive to give our audience some further insights into the choreography. Enjoy!

Behind the scenes – photos of the costumes by Iris van Herpen in our storage

The poster in the city

The program booklet

Programmheft Kreatur Einzelseiten Übersicht ©Daniel Wiesmann
overview pages ©Daniel Wiesmann

Sasha Waltz & Guests

World Premiere: radialsystem Berlin, 09.06.2017
A production by Sasha Waltz & Guests in coproduction with Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Les Théatres de la Ville de Luxembourg and Opéra de Dijon. Made in radialsystem.