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"Women" by Sasha Waltz

19.07.2017, Berlin | As part of the contemporary dance festival “Tanz im August” (Dance in August), “Women,” the latest performance by Sasha Waltz & Guests, premieres on August 30, 2017, at 8 p.m., at St. Elisabeth Church. On this night, and the three following nights, until September 2, twenty female dancers engage in rituals of femininity and explore the feminine body images associated with them.

Sasha Waltz: Women, Photo: Bernd Uhlig

What happens when women come together and form alliances? And how can our knowledge of the past inform the development of new feminist movements which move beyond a battle of the sexes? Inspired in part by Judy Chicago’s iconic work “The Dinner Party” (1979, Brooklyn Museum, New York), the Berlin-based choreographer Sasha Waltz is working for the first time with an all-woman ensemble. In Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s St. Elisabeth Church, the live performance interacts with one of Berlin’s architectural icons, as do the dancers with the audience to create an immersive experience of space.

Sasha Waltz & Guests’ “Women” is a choreographic experiment, which not only elevates the dance above the central perspective of the classical theater space and thus makes the audience experience it in new ways; it also explores socially relevant topics – which is why the Schering Stiftung supports the project.

“Women” by Sasha Waltz

Premiere: August 30, 2017, 8 p.m.

Further performances:
August 31, 2017, 8 p.m.
September 1 and 2, 2017, 9 p.m.

Tanz im August – 29. International Festival Berlin
presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer

St. Elisabeth-Kirche
Invalidenstr. 3 | 10115 Berlin

Tickets are available at Tanz im August or call + 49 30 259 004 27

Direction/Choreography: Sasha Waltz
Light: Martin Hauk
Music: Soundwalk Collective
Dance/Performance: Liza Alpízar Aguilar, Claudia Catarzi, Maria Marta Colusi, Clémentine Deluy, Lisa Densem, Hwanhee Hwang, Lorena Justribó Manion, Florencia Lamarca, Maureen Lopez Lembo, Annapaola Leso, Margaux Marielle-Trehoüart, Thusnelda Mercy, Michal Mualem, Sasa Queliz, Zaratiana Randrianantenaina, Yael Schnell, Claudia de Serpa Soares, Wibke Storkan, Takako Suzuki, Charlotte Zerbey

A production of Sasha Waltz & Guests in cooperation with Kultur Büro Elisabeth presented by Tanz im August – 29. Internationales Festival Berlin. The shows are supported by the Schering Stiftung. Sasha Waltz & Guests is funded by the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe and the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.

Photo: © Bernd Uhlig


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