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
Photo: © Yanina Isla