„In C“ is a colorful excursion into the world of minimal music. In 2021, Sasha Waltz & Guests initiated a novel artistic process with Terry Riley's „In C“ (1964) as a musical foundation. Based on Terry Riley's revolutionary and open composition of the same name, Sasha Waltz and her dancers developed choreographic material that follows a similarly variable structure, thereby leaving room for perpetually new variations.
In January 2024, „In C“ will be performed for the first time at the Radialsystem to live electronic music by „The Young Gods“, the post-industrial trio from Switzerland, which interprets the score with guitar, keyboard, vocals and percussion. Following a first joint performance of „The Young Gods“ at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, this is the second collaboration with „The Young Gods“.
„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.“