Workshops in Northisrael

After the guest performances of »Continu« by Sasha Waltz & Guests at the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, the three dancers Yael Schnell, Michal Mualem and Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola – all longterm collaborators of the company – gave two workshops for young performers in the north of Israel, hosted in Kfar Yassif by the Gsharim Dance Group and in Afula by the Tarbut School. These 3-day workshops from May 21st to 23rd were coordinated by dancer and dance teacher Elik Niv, who has been performing in different productions of Sasha Waltz in the past years.

About 40 artists from different artistic fields (dancers, musicians and actors) attended both workshops and experimented in different groups with various aspects of artistic creation; sharing body, space, time together, exchanging their thoughts and establishing strong relationships.

With these workshops in the frame of its »Education & Community«-program Sasha Waltz & Guests wishes to intensify already existing contacts and collaborations with active local artists and encourage artistic exchange and transmission of knowledge away from the cultural hotspots in the big cities.

Sasha Waltz & Guests with »Kreatur« in Köln

©Sebastian Bolesch

After the classics »Travelogue I - Twenty to Eight« (2011, Palladium) and »Allee der Kosmonauten« (2018, Depot Schauspiel Köln), the musical-choreograhpic project »Jagden & Formen (Zustand 2008)« (2010, Philharmonie) and the choreographies »Métamorphoses« (2011) and »Sacre« (2014, both Oper Köln) the Cologne audience can look forward to performances of »Kreatur« by Sasha Waltz & Guests on June 16th and 17th at the Oper Köln.

Children’s Dance Company @ Tanztreffen der Jugend

© Eva Radünzel
»Check out your mate« © Eva Radünzel

Congratulations to the Kids of Sasha Waltz & Guests' Children's Dance Company: With their piece »Check out your mate«, directed by dancer and choreographer Gabriel Galindez Cruz, the group is represented in the final selection of this year's 6th Tanztreffen der Jugend in Berlin. The jury decided on 52 submitted productions, the total of six nominated pieces can be seen from September 20th to 29th 2019 at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

In »Check out your mate« opposites collide: black meets white and seems incompatible. The spectators observe an exciting match between two groups whose members are dueling themselves in dance. But the physical confrontation shows: By approaching each other, we get in contact to each other. Out of the rivalry, the result is a colorful, diverse and dynamic movement.

»Check out your mate« was developed in 2018, the 10 to 13-year-old dancers presented the piece for the first time at the showing in November 2018 at Berlin's Radialsystem.

The Children's Dance Company Berlin by Sasha Waltz & Guests is a project of Sasha Waltz & Guests / Education & Community in cooperation with Radialsystem Berlin.

»Körper« presented for the first time in Singapore

Körper © Bernd Uhlig
© Bernd Uhlig

Sasha Waltz’ choreography »Körper« (2000) has successfully been travelling the world for the past 19 years celebrating its 200th performance in Berkeley, USA in October 2018. In May 2019 the piece for the first time will be presented in Singapore in the frame of the Singapore International Festival of Arts.

Ticket sales starting for »Dido & Aeneas« and »Impromptus« in Berlin

© Jochen Sandig

In August 2019 two important choreographies from Sasha Waltz & Guests' repertory are returning to Berlin after longer pauses: From August 7th through 11th »Impromptus« (2004), Sasha Waltz' first work with classical music, will be performed at the Radialsystem. Her first choreographic opera »Dido & Aeneas« (2005) will come back to its place of origin, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, with a new cast of soloists, starting August 18th. Ticket sales start on May 2nd respectively 4th.

»Continu« on tour in Tel Aviv

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Continu SashaWaltz&Guests Ensemble ©Sebastian Bolesch

Sasha Waltz & Guests will be coming to Tel Aviv again after more than 10 years, presenting the choreography »Continu« at the Israeli Opera May 15th through 18th.

Unite & Shine – March in Berlin on May 19th, 2019

Europa der Vielen Unite and Shine
Europa der Vielen Unite and Shine

DIE VIELEN are calling for the UNITE & SHINE-MARCH in Berlin and additional cities across Germany on May 19th, 2019. Start is 12 pm at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in front of the Volksbühne Berlin. Sasha Waltz & Guests is part of DIE VIELEN - Come and join us there!

»rauschen« performed at Volksbühne Berlin again

rauschen_Sasha Waltz & Guests_1©Julian Röder
rauschen_Sasha Waltz & Guests_1©Julian Röder

Sasha Waltz & Guests' new project »rauschen« will be performed at the Volksbühne Berlin again from April 25th through 28th. The choreography had it's wold premiere there on 7th March 2019.

Workshop in Madagaskar with dancers from Sasha Waltz & Guests

Workshop in Madagaskar ©Tsiry Kely Panda
From March 26th through 30th 2019 the dancers Zaratiana Randrianantenaina (born in Madagascar) and Orlando Rodriguez from Sasha Waltz & Guests gave a workshop for 35 young dancers in Madagascar's capitol Tananarivo on invitation of the Insitut Francais and the Goethe Center.
 
The workshop lastet four days and offered valuable insights into the artistic world of Sasha Waltz with a special focus on the production »Kreatur« (2017). Some of the participating dancers came from all over the country to learn about the body language and movement vocabulary of Sasha Waltz & Guests from the two dancers.
 
On the last day of the workshop the participants presented their studies on the big stage of the Institut Francais in front of an audience of about 200 people, including the German embassador in Madagascar. The presentation was followed by a screening of the filmic version of »Kreatur« and was part of the program »La Danse en Partage« of the Institut Francais Madagascar.