A video recording of Sasha Waltz’ choreographic installation »insideout« (2003) with the music by Rebecca Saunders is available on Schaubühne online from 21st through 24th April 2021 – click here for the Video-on-Demand.
For ten years Sasha Waltz was thinking about realizing a play which can be approached by the spectator in a personal way, being free to move around just like in an art exhibition, before she started workin on »insideout« in 2003. At the time it was also important to her to focus again on the single dancer, after having produced big group choreographies like »Körper« or »noBody«.
It was the initiative of 2013’s Europe Culture Capital Graz, which brought her to develop the interdisciplinary production »insideout« together with twenty actors and ten musicians from Asia, Europe, North- and South America. According to the personal life-stories of the dancers and actors the play deals with social and individual values, life-styles and status symbols. What do we need to develop our identities? What do origin, family and history still mean today? The single multilayered personalities create a multiply facetted kaleidoscope.
The cultural scientist and co-initiator Karl Stocker edited a book related to the production, containing Interviews with the members of the ensemble, sociological theses by Baudrillard, Beck, Bourdieu and others.
In her first dramatic musical work the composer Rebecca Saunders integrates both single solo, duets and trios for ten musicians, distributed on stage, and mechanical music into a multilayered composition. In addition the video artist Philip Bußmann creates associative visual perceptions through his projections. Sasha Waltz continues a long lasting cooperation with set designer Thomas Schenk (the set design for »insideout« in 2004 was awarded the OPUS price for »Set design of the year«) and light designer Martin Hauk.
Living sculptures, animated objects, an intimate atmosphere between audience and actors, as well as coinciding simultaneous actions, pictures and sounds are characteristic for this performance.
World Premiere: 19. September 2003 at Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz Berlin
A production of Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz Berlin presented by Sasha Waltz & Guests in co-production with Graz 2003 – Kulturhauptstadt Europas and sterischerherbst. Supported by Kulturstiftung des Bundes. musikFabrik is supported by the prime minister of North-Rhine Westphalia.