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Sasha Waltz & Guests (D)

Allee der Kosmonauten (Avenue of Cosmonauts) //

The Avenue of Cosmonauts links the Berlin city districts Lichtenberg and Marzahn-Hellersdorf. It was built in the 1970s and is lined with skyscrapers of the GDR-bound prefab construction. Sasha Waltz made a furious dance piece about what could happen in these buildings, but also in any other high-rise settlement in the world.

It is a family story - emphatic and ironic, loving and cruel at the same time. Waltz and her ensemble draw a bizarre picture of the co-existence of generations pulsating between excessive demand and lethargy, overstimulation and boredom, but also between nostalgia and an atmosphere of renewal.

This dance piece was the beginning of Sasha Waltz' worldwide success. Twenty years after its creation it will again be performed. Sasha Waltz is regarded as the most important German contemporary choreographer. She has been awarded for her artistic work e.g. with the Federal Cross of Merit.

Director, Choreographer
Sasha Waltz With
Nadia Cusimano, Luc Dunberry, Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola, Nicola Mascia, Takako Suzuki und Laurie Young Dance
Luc Dunberry, Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola, Ageliki Gouvi, Nicola Mascia, Zaratiana Randrianantenaina, Takako Suzuki Stage Design
Sasha Waltz, Thomas Schenk Costume Design
Annette Bätz, Sasha Waltz & Guests Light
André Pronk Video
Elliot Caplan Composition
Lars Rudolph, Hanno Leichtmann Composition, Accordion
Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola Dramaturgy
Jochen Sandig Production
Sasha Waltz & Guests Co-Production
Schauburg Munich, Grand Theatre Groningen, Tollhaus Karlsruhe, Theater im Pumpenhaus Münster, Festival Internacional de Dança, Brazil, Siemens Kulturprogramm Berlin / Munich Funding Guest Performance
Kulturstiftung des Bundes