World Premiere of SYM-PHONIE MMXX on March 13 2022

»SYM-PHONIE MMXX«, a piece for dance, light and orchestra by Sasha Waltz and Georg Friedrich Haas, will receive its world premiere on March 13th 2022 at Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin – ticket sales are open.

Sasha Waltz has created a new work for dance and music at the Staatsballett Berlin which will be staged as a coproduction with Sasha Waltz & Guests and receive its world premiere on March 13th 2022 at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin. The choreographer commissioned the renowned composer Georg Friedrich Haas to compose original ballet music for a joint creation. After numerous operas, »SYM-PHONIE MMXX« is his first official stage work for dance.

Composed for a large symphonic ensemble of the Staatskapelle Berlin, the music gives room to elements defined by dance, which create a close connection between the musical language and the dancers’ body language. Georg Friedrich Haas is one of the most successful composers of contemporary music. His success is due in part to having dedicated himself to the utopian idea –  »unattainable in hundred percent perfection« – of creating a new music that is both expressive and soothing ― not despite of its newness but precisely because it is new.

The production’s concept, in the best tradition of dance history, is based on the inspiring encounter of the arts and has been declared the artistic guideline: music, dance and visual arts are transformed by Sasha Waltz and her team into a full-length work, originally scheduled to premiere in 2020 on the stage of Staatsoper Unter den Linden. The premiere had to be cancelled due to the lockdown to prevent the spread of the Corona virus and will now, two years later, finally receive its world premiere.

A production of the Staatsballett Berlin in coproduction with Sasha Waltz & Guests.

für Tanz, Licht und Orchester
Choreography by Sasha Waltz
Music by Georg Friedrich Haas (commisioned work)
13 March 2022
World Premiere
18 19 March 2022
Further Performances
Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Tickets and further information

Concept and Choreography
Sasha Waltz
Stage Design
Pia Maier Schriever
Bernd Skodzig
Light Design
David Finn
Musical Direction
Ilan Volkov

Staatskapelle Berlin

Dancers of Sasha Waltz & Guests
Sebastian Abarbanell
Blenard Azizaj
Jirí Bartovanec
Anne Brinon
Rosa Dicuonzo
Edivaldo Ernesto
Melissa Figueiredo
Yuya Fujinami
Tian Gao
Eva Georgitsopoulou
Hwanhee Hwang
Agnieszka Jachym
Lorena Justribó Manion
Kelvin Kilonzo
Annapaola Leso
Jaan Männima
Sean Nederlof
Virgis Puodziunas
Zaratiana Randrianantenaina
Joel Suárez Gómez
Ichiro Sugae