In C by Sasha Waltz & Guests and Mahler Chamber Orchestra

In C by Sasha Waltz & Guests and Mahler Chamber Orchestra

“In C” by Sasha Waltz & Guests is a colorful excursion into the world of minimal music. Based on Terry Riley’s revolutionary and open composition of the same name from 1964, Sasha Waltz 2021 began a novel artistic process together with her dancers. They developed choreographic material that follows a similarly variable structure and therefore leaves room for ever new variations. “In C” is an experimental, constantly evolving process that rethinks Sasha Waltz & Guests’ longstanding approach to their work and the dialogue between dance, music and space, both digital and analog.

After the digital premiere from Radialsystem in March 2021, several live performances of “In C” followed, including the premiere with live music by the New York formation “Bang on a Can All-Stars” in December 2021. In January 2022, “In C” was nominated for the 15th edition of the virtual nachtkritik-Theatertreffen.

 

Tickets: 14–44€

Kreatur – Sasha Waltz & Guests

Kreatur – Sasha Waltz & Guests

For »Kreatur« (world premiere 2017 at Radialsystem in Berlin) Sasha Waltz with her 14 dancers examines the phenomena of existence against the background of a disrupted society: power and a lack of power, dominance and weakness, freedom and control, community and isolation.
The costumes were designed by Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen, the sounds were created by New York/Berlin experimental sound collective Soundwalk Collective.

In C – Sasha Waltz & Guests – Terry Riley – Bang on a Can All-Stars

In C – Sasha Waltz & Guests – Terry Riley – Bang on a Can All-Stars

»In C« will be back at radialsystem this December – for the first time with live music!

This time our dancers will be accompanied by the New York formation »Bang on a Can All-Stars«, who will play Terry Riley’s legendary piece »In C« live. For the first time dancers and musicians will be on stage together – we are very happy to close the year 2021 with this special premiere.

The »Bang on a Can All-Stars« are known worldwide for their highly dynamic live performances and recordings of innovative music. The six-member ensemble crosses the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world music and experimental music.

Following the performance on December 11th, they will bring classics from their repertoire to Berlin in a concert at radialsystem: The program includes works by Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Meredith Monk, Steve Martland and the premiere of a new piece by Berlin-based American composer Nick Dunston.

In C
Sasha Waltz & Guests
Terry Riley
Bang on a Can All-Stars
Premiere with live music
radialsystem

10. Dezember – 8pm
11. Dezember – 8pm
11. Dezember – 10pm (»Bang on a Can All-Stars« Live in Concert)
12. Dezember – 6pm

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In C – Sasha Waltz & Guests – Terry Riley – Bang on a Can All-Stars

In C – Sasha Waltz & Guests – Terry Riley – Bang on a Can All-Stars

»In C« will be back at radialsystem this December – for the first time with live music!

This time our dancers will be accompanied by the New York formation »Bang on a Can All-Stars«, who will play Terry Riley’s legendary piece »In C« live. For the first time dancers and musicians will be on stage together – we are very happy to close the year 2021 with this special premiere.

The »Bang on a Can All-Stars« are known worldwide for their highly dynamic live performances and recordings of innovative music. The six-member ensemble crosses the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world music and experimental music.

Following the performance on December 11th, they will bring classics from their repertoire to Berlin in a concert at radialsystem: The program includes works by Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Meredith Monk, Steve Martland and the premiere of a new piece by Berlin-based American composer Nick Dunston.

In C
Sasha Waltz & Guests
Terry Riley
Bang on a Can All-Stars
Premiere with live music
radialsystem
10. Dezember – 8pm
11. Dezember – 8pm
11. Dezember – 10pm (»Bang on a Can All-Stars« Live in Concert)
12. Dezember – 6pm

In C – Sasha Waltz & Guests – Terry Riley

In C – Sasha Waltz & Guests – Terry Riley

Presenting Sasha Waltz & Guests’ »In C« to the Berlin audience live at radialsystem after the choreography’s online premiere in March.

In 2021, the Company began an innovative artistic process that results in the continuous production of both digital and live formats. 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. From September 24th to 26th, 2021 we have the opportunity to perform »In C« live at radialsystem – to the sound recordings of the New York music collective »Bang on a Can «.

»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. »In C« is a dynamic, modular system that remains adaptable in times of pandemic. It is an exciting challenge to be able to develop so many different variations and formats from it in the future.« Sasha Waltz

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Photo: © Yanina Isla

Chiharu Shiota and Sasha Waltz & Guests Collaborate at König Galerie

Chiharu Shiota and Sasha Waltz & Guests Collaborate at König Galerie

photos: Arata Mori.

There are so many wonderful creatives making art in Berlin, and it’s always a joy to see two of our favorites collaborating. This week, two of them, artist Chiharu Shiota and the dance company Sasha Waltz and Guests, are collaborating in an online event that you definitely don’t want to miss. A stunning installation and a dance performance will be fused together at the iconic König Galerie and you can join in online.

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Canceled: SASHA WALTZ & GUESTS: »REMAINS« – ANDREW SCHNEIDER

Canceled: SASHA WALTZ & GUESTS: »REMAINS« – ANDREW SCHNEIDER

Bodies in space over time. We are present in this room and also together in this time. What traces will we leave behind?

In his German debut commissioned by Sasha Waltz & Guests, the American performer, author, and director Andrew Schneider and nine dancers of the compagnie embark on a research journey into the simultaneously scientific and mystical fields of quantum entanglement and human entanglement. How do quantum entanglements affect the energy between two human beings? Do events from afar have lasting effects on our togetherness? Is there an explanation for how we ended up right here and now and can invisible forces be experienced?

Andrew Schneider works at the intersection of experience and technology. He is not interested in technology for itself, but in how it can be used to give audiences experiences that they’ve never had before.

Eine Produktion von / A production by Sasha Waltz & Guests. Made in radialsystem.

Foto: ©Carolin Saage

Sasha Waltz: Rauschen – The Machine can hear you dance

Sasha Waltz: Rauschen – The Machine can hear you dance

photos: Olga Khristolyubova.  

How might the world be like if machines were kings and humans were slaves? If powers were shifted and the automatization would prevail over emotion? In her newest piece Rauschen which premiered last week, Sasha Waltz managed to create a kaleidoscopic dystopian nightmare. The main topic: the struggle of man against machine and the toxic way our society revolves around our egos.

For Sasha Waltz Rauschen is her first piece produced for the big stage of Volksbühne. A stage that has a lot of problematic theater history to carry. But her piece is time and spaceless. It does not need references to be emblematic on its own.

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A Dark World of Dance – Kreatur by Sasha Waltz

A Dark World of Dance – Kreatur by Sasha Waltz

What if the ugly side of our society could be born into this world in flesh and bone? Fear, envy, and aggressiveness become living creatures that torture, kill and feed on all of us? This nightmarish vision is what you can expect from the new avant-garde dance piece Kreatur by acclaimed choreographer Sasha Waltz at Radialsystem.

The Berlin-based choreographer hasn’t show any new dance piece in Berlin for 12 years now and her comeback is highly anticipated but also critically observed. The reason: her future role as director of the Staatsballett Berlin which caused quite some controversy in the last year.

With Kreatur she definitely showed her critics what she is capable of. Showing transgression, darkness, pain without being obvious or superficial. Especially with the amazing costumes by iconic Dutch avant-garde designer Iris van Herpen Sasha Waltz evokes a turmoil of demons and sinners lost in a world of sterility and artificial light.

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These Special Online Events Will Treat Your Corona Blues Through Dance, Theater & Digital Art

These Special Online Events Will Treat Your Corona Blues Through Dance, Theater & Digital Art

As a 27-year-old night owl in Berlin, who once devoted himself so dearly to the nightlife and party scene, sometimes I question myself how I ended up spending my Friday night taking an online quiz to find out which döner sauce I am. Now I’m sure most of you can already relate. Corona forced our boundaries of mundane activities to a whole new level. You won’t be surprised to find out you’re not the only one watching an old show on TV and find yourself wondering how the actors are so close to each other without wearing a mask. While we are adapting to the new normal, artists and performers are working hard to bring us the best on digital platforms to keep us connected to the world and we can’t thank them enough. You will be extra happy if you love immersive experiences, dance, theater, opera, digital art, and drag shows! Here is a list of online events you can book right now!

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