An exceptional event will take place in the cultural life of Lithuania on 30th of June and 1st of July: the world-famous choreographer Sasha Waltz has agreed to present her most famous performance „Körper“ („Bodies“ ) in Vilnius.
German choreographer Sasha Waltz is a real worldwide dance celebrity whose talent has been compared with that of legendary Pina Bausch. Her performance „Körper“ has entered the modern history of dance, and is still the most popular production of the company „Sasha Waltz & Guests“ and has travelled the major stages of the world.
Athens, Barcelona, Madrid, Reykjavik, Istanbul, Montreal, Zurich, Moscow, Ottawa, Buenos Aires, New York, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Köln – these are only some of the cities marking an impressive geography of performances of „Bodies“. The cultish performance has already been shown over 180 times, in 48 world cities, over 30 countries. Lithuania had been negotiating for ten years the possibility of bringing this performance of „Sasha Waltz & Guests“ and this year the prominent German choreographer has finally agreed to bring her most famous performance to Vilnius. That will be the first and only visit ever of this company to the Baltic countries.
Impressive dance pictures
By using thirteen bodies of dancers, complex lights and music S.Waltz creates in this performance „Körper“ surprising, exclusively move-saturated scenes and stunning moving pictures.
„If you are among those happy people who will see „Bodies“, it can occur that you will want to pinch yourself at the end of the performance and check whether it is not a dream“. (The Guardian)
One of the most expensive companies
The theatre „Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz” in Charlottenburg, one of the most luxurious city districts in West Berlin, is the place where S.Waltz became famous. She and well known German theatre director Thomas Ostermeier have been heads of this theatre since 2000 and it immediately became a prestigious space of performing arts. Since then it has been one of the most popular city places amongst spectators. The audience is attracted by the opportunity to see first-rate art creations.
In 2006 S.Waltz and her team opened „Radialsystem V“ – a new impressive space of performing arts in Berlin, the former water supply station where her productions as well as works of other choreographers of the company are presented, lots of other major art events are also organized there.
Currently the repertoire of S.Waltz involves almost twenty performances which have been recognized and appreciated throughout the world. In the current months, the ensemble has been performing on its own stage in Berlin and the major stages of Paris, Brussels, Luxembourg, Geneva and Oslo as well as different festivals in other countries. Sasha Waltz and the famous ballet of Mariinsky Theatre of Sankt Petersburg and chief conductor of this theatre Valery Gergiev have just premiered “Le Sacre du printemps“ on the 13th of May and are bringing this show to the prestigious Le Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris at the end of May.
Today „Sasha Waltz & Guests“ are certainly one of the most successful and expensive international dance companies performing on the most famous stages and festivals around the globe. S.Waltz has also been creating performances for the most important troupes of the world.
In order to present this exclusive show for the Lithuanian audience, five partners united forces: AURA Dance Theatre, organizer of the international dance festival „AURA’ 23”, Lithuanian Dance Information Centre, organizer of the international contemporary dance festival „New Baltic Dance 13”, VILNIUS FESTIVALS, celebrating the 10th anniversary of their activity this year, Goethe’s Institute and the German Embassy.
30th of June and 1st of July 2013, 7:00 p.m., Lithuanian National Drama Theatre
The tickets are distributed by www.bilietupasaulis.lt