‘In C’ workshop
by Sasha Waltz and Guests
May 8 – 20

‘In C’ workshop
by Sasha Waltz and Guests
May 8 – 20
2560 1706 Tictac Art Centre

May 8th – 20th (12 Days)

10:00 – 17:30


by Sasha Waltz and Guests

About the workshop:
In this workshop Sasha Waltz (and 2 dancers from the company TBA soon) will share the choreographic compostion of ‘In C’, a structured improvisation piece by Sasha Waltz and Guests.

About ‘In C’:
In 2021, the dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests began an innovative artistic process that results in the continuous production of both digital and live formats. Terry Riley’s »In C« (1964) forms the musical foundation of this, an open composition that was revolutionary at the time and is generally considered the first piece of minimalist music.
Based on this milestone of music history, Sasha Waltz and her dancers developed choreographic material that follows a similarly variable structure and is deliberately designed not to be a finished stage piece. In March 2021 »In C« was performed for the
first time on a livestream from the Radialsystem in Berlin to the sound of a recording from 2001 (Cantaloupe Music) by »Bang on a Can« using amplified instruments from all over the world.

The score of ‘In C’ consists of fifty-three musical phrases and reads like stage directions for musicians. The thought of translating these detailed instructions into dance through a choreographic exploration of the music appealed to me. The result is an experimental system of fifty-three choreographic figures for a structured improvisation with clear rules and laws. The length of the piece remains variable, as
does the number of musicians and dancers. ‘In C’ is also a very democratic score, because it gives freedom to the individual dancer within the ensemble: It is a piece about being part of a group as an individual rather than being an individual within a
group. ‘In C’ is a dynamic, modular system that remains adaptable in times of pandemic. It is an exciting challenge to be able to develop so many different variations and formats from it in the future, both for professional dancers and, in the long term, for children and amateurs.
Sasha Waltz

Dancers participating in this workshop must learn and be on top of the choreographic phrases before the workshop starts.

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 from the fields of architecture, visual arts, choreography, film, design, literature, fashion and music from 30 countries have collaborated as »Guests« on over 80 productions, »Dialoge« projects and films. Sasha Waltz & Guests works in an international and national constantly evolving network of production and guest performance partners, showing its current repertoire of 12 active pieces in about 70 performances each year.

Sasha Waltz:
Sasha Waltz is a choreographer, dancer and director. After her first studies at the School of New Dance Development in Amsterdam she joined the postmodern oriented New York City dance scene that worked in interdisciplinary exchange with the other arts. In 1986 and 1987 she danced in the New York based companies of Pooh Kaye, Yoshiko Chumo & School of Hard Knocks and Lisa Kraus & Dancers. Following her return to Europe in 1988 she began an intensive phase of collaborations with choreographers, artists and musicians. In 1992 she came to Berlin with a grant by the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, where she developed the improvisational format »Dialoge« driven by the spirit of her interdisciplinary and international work. She chose the young German capital as the center of her activities where she practiced new choreographic approaches in self- developed infrastructures. Together with Jochen Sandig she founded the dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests in 1993 and in 1996 the Sophiensaele as a venue for dance and more, nowadays a center of the independent dance and theatre scene not only in Germany. From 2000-2004 she was one of the directors of the Schaubühne at Lehniner Platz. In the season 2019/20 Sasha Waltz was director of the Berlin State Ballet together with Johannes Öhman.

Monday till Saturday
May 8th till 20th

10:00 – 13:00 and 14:30 – 17:30


For this workshop, a selection process will be made. You can apply here.

In the first week the 2 dancers (TBA soon) will be working with the participants. The whole second week Sasha will be joining them and leading the workshop.


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