From September 24 to 26, 2021, Sasha Waltz & Guests will perform "In C" to the music of the same name by Terry Riley for the first time live in front of an audience at radialsystem. The new project of the Berlin dance company was first premiered digitally on March 6, 2021 in a livestream from radialsystem. As in the livestream, the dancers will dance to the recording of the New York collective "Bang on a Can".
Terry Riley’s „In C“ (1964) forms the musical foundation of this, an open composition that was revolutionary at the time and is generally considered the first piece of minimalist music. Based on this milestone of music history, Sasha Waltz and her dancers developed choreographic material that follows a similarly variable structure.
„The score of „In C“ consists of fifty-three musical phrases and reads like stage directions for musicians. The thought of translating these detailed instructions into dance through a choreographic exploration of the music appealed to me. The result is an experimental system of fifty-three movement phrases for a structured improvisation with clear rules and laws. The length of the piece remains variable, as does the number of musicians and dancers.“ - Sasha Waltz
„In C“ is an experimental, constantly evolving process that once again reconceives and refines Sasha Waltz & Guests’ long-standing approach as well as the dialogue between dance, music and space, both digitally and in real life. At the same time, it explores the potential of flexible artistic production in times of pandemic and of artistic exchange, even across national borders. The individual movement phrases have also been recorded as video tutorials, which will allow dancers to learn the choreographic material digitally and remotely in the future.
Concept and Choreography: Sasha Waltz
Costume: Jasmin Lepore
Lighting: Olaf Danilsen
Concept and dramaturgy: Jochen Sandig
Dance and Choreography: Sebastian Abarbanell, Jirí Bartovanec, Maria Marta Colusi, Davide Di Pretoro, Edivaldo Ernesto, Melissa Figueiredo, Yuya Fujinami, Lorena Justribo Manion, Michal Mualem, Virgis Puodziunas, Zaratiana Randrianantenaina, Orlando Rodriguez, Claudia de Serpa Soares, Wibke Storkan
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A production of Sasha Waltz & Guests. Made in radialsystem.
Sasha Waltz & Guests is supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.