Tanzworkshop mit Orlando Rodriguez (Sasha Waltz & Guests)

In C Workshop © Yanina Isla

Do, 25.11.2021

10:00 Uhr - 14:00 Uhr


ACT - Festival für freies Theater

ACT - Festival of independent theatre and
Goethe-Institut Bulgaria


Introductory workshop in the working process of forthcoming co-production of dance performance “In C” led by Sasha Waltz.
“In C” will be a co-production of Toplocentrala and Sasha Waltz & Guests Germany

Place: Toplocentrala,  hall 1
Date: 25.11.2021
Duration: 10:00 – 14:00
Group size: 12 people 
Participants: professional dancers
Working language:  english

About this workshop
For a specially selected group of 10 to 12 professional Bulgarian dancers, Sasha Waltz will lead an introductory workshop with a focus on the concept and composition of the performance “In C”. This will be the first stage of the rehearsal process.
The second stage (January - March 2022) will be individual work of each dancer via video recordings within the span of 2-3 weeks.
The third and final stage (March - April 2022) will be a 10-14 day long intensive workshop, leading to the premiere of the performance. This stage will be led by a dancer from the company of Sasha Waltz.

About Sasha Waltz
Sasha Waltz is a choreographer, dancer and director. In the early 1990s she developed the improvisational format »Dialoge« in Berlin, where she practiced new choreographic approaches in self-developed infrastructures. From 2000 until 2004 she was one of the directors of the Schaubühne. During this first decade in Berlin she created internationally renowned and influencial dance pieces such as the trilogies “Travelogue“ and “Körper“ as well as the immersive dance installation “insideout“.

In the following years she applied the language and strategies of contemporary dance to vitalize and explore historical and new operas and ballets, establishing the genre of the choreographic opera. Simultaneously Sasha Waltz has been promoting dance as a medium of social and sociopolitical communication. The »Kindertanzcompany« (Children’s Dance Company) in 2007 and the event format »ZUHÖREN« in 2016 are a part of this endeavor. In her present choreographic work, Waltz is focusing on the intensification of collaborative processes.

In 2020 Sasha Waltz reacted to the challenges of the Corona pandemic with different projects
on- and offline, such as an online “dance diary”, the projects “Dialoge 2020 – Relevante Systeme” I and II, and an adaptation of “Sacre”, among others. In March 2021 Sasha Waltz’ latest choreographic work “In C” to the composition by the same name of Terry Riley received its online premiere in a livestream from the radialsystem Berlin.

In 2009 the choreographer was awarded the French cultural order »Officier de l'Ordre des Arts
et des Lettres«. For her special services in 2011 Sasha Waltz was granted the German Federal
Cross of Merit. Since 2013 she is a member of the Academy of Arts Berlin.

The company Sasha Waltz & Guests was founded by Sasha Waltz and Jochen Sandig in Berlin in 1993. To date, more than 300 artists and ensembles of different disciplines from 30 countries have collaborated as “Guests” on over 80 productions, “Dialoge” projects and films. Sasha Waltz & Guests works in an international and constantly evolving network of production and guest performance partners. The company has contributed to the establishing of innovative production sites for artistic dialogue such as Sophiensaele (1996) and radialsystem, Space for Arts & Ideas (2006). 2013 the company has been named »European Cultural Ambassador« by the European Union. In 2014 Sasha Waltz & Guests was awarded the »george tabori ehrenpreis« by the Fonds Darstellende Künste.

Apart from Berlin stagings, national and international guest performances and the continual work on the repertoire, Sasha Waltz & Guests has been increasingly committed to educational and social projects. In 2007, the Children’s Dance Company (»Kindertanzcompany«) was founded and since 2016 the interdisciplinary and open exchange platform »ZUHÖREN« serves as a »third space for art and politics«. Alongside these initiatives, the company continues to propose diverse offers in the field of knowledge transfer.