In C, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Terry Riley, Ensemble © Yanina Isla
From 24 to 26 September 2021, Sasha Waltz & Guests’ “In C” to the music of the same name by Terry Riley will have its Berlin live premiere at radialsystem. The dance company’s new project premiered very successfully in March 2021 in a livestream from the radialsystem digital. As in the livestream, the dancers will dance to the recording of the New York collective “Bang on a Can”.
The musical basis of the new artistic process that Sasha Waltz & Guests 2021 began is Terry Riley’s “In C” (1964), an open composition that was revolutionary in its time and is generally regarded as the first work of minimal music. Based on this milestone in music history, Sasha Waltz and her dancers developed choreographic material that follows a similarly variable structure.
„In C” is a dynamic, modular system that remains adaptable in times of pandemic.Sasha Waltz
Sasha Waltz: “The score of “In C” consists of 53 musical figures and reads like a stage direction for musicians. I was tempted to translate these detailed instructions into dance in a choreographic exploration of the music. The result is a system of 53 movement figures for a structured improvisation with clear rules and laws. The length of the piece and the number of musicians and dancers remain variable. “In C” is a dynamic, modular system that can be adapted in times of pandemic.
“In C” is an experimental, constantly evolving process that rethinks Sasha Waltz & Guests’ long-standing approach to work and the dialogue between dance, music and space, both digitally and analogue. With video tutorials that enable digital learning of the choreographic material, possibilities of flexible artistic production in times of pandemic and artistic exchange across national borders are explored at the same time.
Sasha Waltz & Guests was founded in 1993 by Sasha Waltz and Jochen Sandig in Berlin. To date, numerous artists and ensembles – architects, visual artists, choreographers, filmmakers, designers, musicians, singers and dancers – from 30 countries have participated as “guests” in over 80 productions, “dialogue” projects and films. Sasha Waltz & Guests works in an international network of production and guest performance partners and presents around 70 performances a year worldwide from its repertoire of currently 12 productions. In Berlin, the company cooperates with a wide range of institutions such as municipal theatres, opera houses and museums and has thus contributed to the founding of innovative production venues for the dialogue of the arts – the Sophiensaele (1996) and the radialsystem (2006). In 2013, the company was officially appointed “Cultural Ambassador of the European Union”. In 2014, the Performing Arts Fund honoured Sasha Waltz & Guests with the George Tabori Honorary Award. Sasha Waltz & Guests is also increasingly active in the field of “Education & Community” – starting with the Kindertanzcompany Berlin, founded in 2007, the platform “ZUHÖREN – Dritter Raum für Kunst und Politik”, active since 2016, and various offers in the field of knowledge transfer.
radialsystem, Holzmarktstraße 33, 10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain
Friday, 24. September 2021, 8 pm
Live Berlin Premiere
Saturday, 25. September 2021, 8 pm
Sunday, 26. September 2021, 6 pm
The 3G rule applies.
42 EUR / reduced 32 EUR
32 EUR / reduced 24 EUR
26 EUR / reduced 20 EUR
18 EUR / reduced 14 EUR
Ticket reservation by telephone: +49 30 288 788 588