Sasha Waltz: Continu

Auditorium Conciliazione, Rome

Defined as sensual, overpowering, melancholic and vital, for over twenty years Sasha Waltz has fascinated the public with her dance; she has also won over the critics with her refined and elegant innovative style seen in her choreographies. In the 2013 edition of the Romaeuropa Festival Sasha Waltz presents her latest production “Continu”, she reveals a more lyrical and poetical facet; a synthesis of the last ten years of her creative research. The performance is inspired by two previous works, specially created for the inauguration of two vast exhibition spaces: the Neues Museum in Berlin and the Maxxi Museum in Rome. Venues which for their architectural form represent an ideal scenography to create dialogue between movement, space and music and to explore their quintessence.These are the central elements in “Continu”: lines, force, bodies, energy which contribute to create a choreography which strives to represent an archetypal, primeval power. With 23 extraordinary dancers on the stage from four continents, Sasha Waltz depicts a cosmic drama in which the individual energy of the single body is multiplied through “pas de deux” and other choral movements in which veritable explosions of tribal vehemence are unleashed. In “Continu” the architectural dimension is extended also to the music: the vast symphonic musical score “Arcana” by Edgar Vare`se often compared to “The rite of Spring” awakens the telluric forces of nature; the electrifying live percussion solo “Rebond B” by Iannis Xenakis; the music mastery of Claude Vivier and a very surprising final indeed.Direction and choreography: Sasha Waltz
Stage Design: Thomas Schenk, Pia Maier Schriever, Sasha Waltz Costumes: Bernd Skodzig Luci Martin Hauk
Dramaturgy: Jochen Sandig
Dancers: Liza Alpi ÅLzar Aguilar, Ayaka Azechi, JiriÅL Bartovanec, Justin Billy, Davide Camplani, Maria Marta Colusi, Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola, Luc Dunberry, Edivaldo Ernesto, Delphine Gaborit, Florencia Lamarca, Sergiu Matis, Todd McQuade, Thomas Michaux, Virgis Puodziunas, Sasa Queliz, Zaratiana Randrianantenaina, Orlando Rodriguez, Mata Sakka, Yael Schnell, Xuan Shi, Niannian Zhou Percussioni Robyn Schulkowsky
Master: Renate GraziadeiA production by: Sasha Waltz & Guests
In collaboration with Schauspielhaus Zürich/Zürcher Festspiele, Spielzeit’europa| Berliner Festspiele e Sadler’s Wells London
With the support of: Radial Stiftung Made in Radialsystem ® and Hauptstadtkulturfonds and Land Berlin and the Culture Programme of the European Union

Open:Wednesday, 02 October 2013
Close:Thursday, 03 October 2013
Address: Auditorium Concialiazione, Via della Conciliazione, 4 – 00193 Roma
Web:Sasha Waltz
Opening hour:20:30
Admission:from 14 to 35 €
Photo credits:Dialoge 09 MAXXI, © Bernd Uhlig

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