Still/Life. Dancers of Sasha Waltz & Guests encounter Irving Penn at C/O Berlin

As part of the exhibition »Irving Penn . Centennial« C/O Berlin presents a matinee with the dancers Jirí Bartovanec, Peggy Grelat-Dupont, Hwanhee Hwang, Annapaola Leso, Nicola Mascia, Corey Scott-Gilbert and Stylianos Tsatsos on June 24.

They appear silently and seemingly out of nowhere; their movements are fleeting, spontaneous, and delicate one moment, and expansive the next; some suddenly leave our field of vision and disappear from the room: The dancers of Sasha Waltz & Guests will engage with the photographs of Irving Penn in a structural improvisation. Penn’s plays of light and shadow, nuances of gray, and black-and-white contrasts will offer the source of inspiration for a process of transformation through dance. Through the movement and stillness, and the presence and absence of the dancers, Penn’s pictures become three-dimensional, creating surprising visual moments for the visitor.

An event in cooperation by C/O Berlin and Sasha Waltz & Guests.

Jirí Bartovanec * in Mariànské Lázn/Czech Republic, studied at the Duncan Centre Conservatory, Prague. He has worked with Sasha Waltz since 2003 and has created his own choreographies and fashion collections since 2007. He has danced with Petra Hauerova, Toula Limnaios, Jochen Roller and Helga Davis and teaches at the Dance Conservatory Prague.

Peggy Grelat-Dupont * in Evreux/France, studied at the ballet school of Opéra national de Paris. She has worked at the ensemble of the Opéra national de Paris, at the Frankfurt Ballett (William Forsythe), »La La La Human Steps« ensemble of Edouard Locks, the ballet of Opéra de Lyon, with Maguy Marin, Carolyn Carlson, Fearghus O’Conhuir, Ben Aim, Boris Charmatz, and since 2013 with Sasha Waltz.

Hwanhee Hwang * in Busan/South Korea, studied dance performance at the School of Dance of the Korea National University of Arts. She has worked with the Korean dance company LDP, Toula Limnaios, Colette Sadler, Felix Landerer, Veronika Riz, Eric Trottier and since 2012 with Sasha Waltz. She develops her own projects and teaches.

Annapaola Leso * in Verona/Italy, studied at the Academy of Contemporary Dance and Theatre in Milan. She has worked with Shang-Chi Sun, Neon Dance Company/London, the chamber ensemble Neue Musik Berlin and, since 2015, with Sasha Waltz.

Nicola Mascia * in Turin/Italy studied dance in Turin, Rome and Los Angeles. He has worked with Emio Greco/PC, Benoît Lachambre, Constanza Macras, Jeremy Wade, Meg Stuart, Hanayo, Peaches, Gianna Nannini, Julian Rosefeldt, Mike Bouchet and, since 1996, with Sasha Waltz. He founded the »matanicola« duo with Matan Zamir, develops his own choreographies, and teaches.

Corey Scott-Gilbert * in Washington DC/USA, graduated at The Juilliard School New York City. He then worked among others with Lyon Opera Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Cirque du Soleil. Currently he is collaborating with Richard Siegal and Eszter Salamon in Berlin. He has been working with Sasha Waltz since 2006.

Stylianos Tsatsos * in Athens/Greece, studied in UK; Devised Theatre/Site Specific & Visual Arts in Dartington College of Arts, Physical Theatre in Falmouth University; Academy of Music and Theatre Arts and Dance/Choreography in the Greek National School of Dance. He has worked with the National Museum of Contemporary Art/Athens, Greek National Observatory, Palais de Tokyo, DuSable Museum of African American History, Flux Laboratory & Fluxum Foundation, Documenta14, Kampnagel, Greek National Opera, Onasis Cultural Centre and since 2016 with Sasha Waltz.

Dancers of Sasha Waltz & Guests
Encounters with Irving Penn
June 24 2018, 12 am – 2 pm
Ticket 15 Euro incl. exhibition

C/O Berlin
Amerika Haus
Hardenbergstraße 22–24
10623 Berlin

Foto: David von Becker