„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 2021, the dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests is beginning an innovative artistic process that will result 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. Based on this milestone of music history, Sasha Waltz and her dancers will develop choreographic material that follows a similarly variable structure and is deliberately designed not to be a finished stage piece. In March 2021 „In C“ will be performed in a first version on a livestream from the radialsystem in Berlin.
„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.
- Dance and Choreography Davide Di Pretoro, Edivaldo Ernesto, Melissa Figueiredo, Hwanhee Hwang, Annapaola Leso, Michal Mualem, Zaratiana Randrianantenaina, Aladino Rivera Blanca, Orlando Rodriguez und Joel Suárez Gómez
- Concept and Choreography Sasha Waltz
- Costume Design Jasmin Lepore
- Light Design Olaf Danilsen
- Concept and Dramaturgy Jochen Sandig
A production by Sasha Waltz & Guests.
Sasha Waltz & Guests is supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
Media Partner: rbb Kultur.