Events | Sasha Waltz - A portrait

Los Angeles | September 3, 2015 | 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM

„Villa @ Goethe“ presents

Copyright Bernd Uhlig

Dir.: Brigitte Kramer, Germany, 72 min. German with English subtitles, digital.

Throughout her career, German choreographer Sasha Waltz has increasingly incorporated film, theatre, dance, painting, architecture, and especially music into her productions.

Waltz’s seminal 1996 production “Alley of the Cosmonauts” helped to establish her reputation as one of Europe’s best-known and most exciting choreographers.
Her 2005 production of Henry Purcell’s “Dido & Aeneas” marked the beginning of her work on “choreographic opera”.

Throughout her career Sasha Waltz has increasingly incorporated film, theatre, dance, painting, architecture, and especially music into her productions. 

Brigitte Kramer’s film documents Waltz’s work from 2005 to 2013. 
Pairing unique interviews of Waltz with excepts from her productions of Bodies, Impromptu, Dido and Aenas, Medea and Passion (in collaboration with contemporary composer Pascal Dusapin),Matsukaze (with Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa) as well as her exhibition at the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM), Sasha Waltz A Portrait, offers an intimate and insightful look at the work of the dancer, director, and choreographer.

Sasha Waltz is visiting Los Angeles as part of a three-month honorary fellowship at the Villa Aurora. 

Discussion with Choreographer Sasha Waltz, moderated by Stephan Koplowitz, Dean of The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at Calarts, and reception following the screening.

Sasha Waltz studied dance and choreography in Amsterdam and New York. Together with Jochen Sandig, she founded the company Sasha Waltz & Guests in 1993, followed by the Sophiensæle in 1996.

From 2000 to 2005, she was a member of the artistic directing team of the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz in Berlin. Over the following years, she developed a new genre, choreographic opera, and also focused on the Dialoge projects – short, intensive encounters between musicians, visual artists, dancers and choreographers in distinct spaces. Her most recent project Sacre was created in collaboration with the Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg. 

Among other distinctions, she received the French cultural medal “Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” and in 2011, the Order of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany. Sasha Waltz has been a member of the Akademie der Künste (Academy of the Arts) in Berlin since 2013. For its anniversary year 2013, Sasha Waltz & Guests has been named “European Cultural Ambassador” by the European Union. Most recently Sasha Waltz & Guests was awarded the “george tabori ehrenpreis” 2014 by Fonds Darstellende Künste.

With this program, Villa Aurora continues its collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles.

Under the label "Villa @ Goethe", artists residing at the Villa Aurora have the opportunity to showcase their projects (past, present, and future) with the friends, patrons and guests at the Goethe-Institut.

Film and Q&A with Sasha Waltz
Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 19:00 pm
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 5750 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036 
German with English subtitles
Free Admission, RSVP mandatory
Info +1 323 5253388

Please RSVP by August28th, 2015 via 323.525.3388 or  Mail

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