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SYM-PHONIE 2020
Sun, 26. Apr 2020, 20:00

für Tanz, Licht und Orchester
Choreography by Sasha Waltz
Music by Georg Friedrich Haas (commissioned work)

Sasha Waltz creates a new work for dance and music at the Staatsballett Berlin. The choreographer commissioned the renowned composer Georg Friedrich Haas to compose original ballet music for a joint creation. After numerous operas, this is his first official stage work for dance.
The music is written for a large symphonic ensemble of the Staatskapelle Berlin – based on a movement libretto. The composition thus creates space for elements that are determined by dance, in which musical language and the dancers’ body language enter into a close connection. Haas is one of the most successful composers of contemporary music. His success is due in part to his utopic urge, »never fully achievable«, to create a new music that is both expressive and easy on the ear ― not in spite of its newness but precisely because it is new.
The production's declared concept is based on the inspiring encounter of the arts, which, in the best tradition of dance history, becomes its artistic principle: music, dance and visual arts are transformed by Sasha Waltz and her team into a full-length work, premiering in 2020 on the stage of Staatsoper Unter den Linden.

Concept and Choreography: Sasha Waltz
Music: Georg Friedrich Haas
Set Design: Pia Maier Schriever
Costumes: Bernd Skodzig
Light Design: David Finn
Musical Direction: Ilan Volkov
Performed by: Staatskapelle Berlin