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 close to 50 cities in more than 30 countries. On 21st October »Körper« celebrated its 200th performance during our US-tour in Berkeley, California. From 6th to 9th December the piece will return to the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. Parallel to the performances the company shows an exhibition of the pictures the renowned fotographer Bernd Uhlig took during the production process in 2000.
Sasha Waltz’ choreography »Körper« tries to understand the fundamental split imposed on us by our physical nature through a sober recognition of the body’s materiality. It interrogates cultural templates for movement, brutal forms of pleasure, enhanced performance and cosmetic improvement: the body regarded as a resource. Why do we treat our fragility with such severity? Why do the accounts of our own bodies always bypass what we actually feel? Naked to the skeleton, the piece submits the body to an even more radical undressing: the removal of the names which afflict and conceal it at every turn. Twisting and turning the body, taking it down wrong paths, over and over again this choreography begins the work of a genuine making-visible. The body appears as something never before seen.
Choreography: Sasha Waltz
Music: Hans Peter Kuhn
Haus der Berliner Festspiele
6. 7. 8. 9. December
Tickets and Information
»Von der Kunst Bewegung zu Dokumentieren«
(the art of documenting movement)
photography by Bernd Uhlig
an exhibition in the Foyer