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Performance | Tanz

Allee der Kosmonauten - a choreography by Sasha Waltz

From April 2nd to 13th 2020 the German dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests had planned to present a retrospective at the Volksbühne in Berlin. Part of the programme would have been Sasha Waltz‘ early choreography »Allee der Kosmonauten« (1996). Created at the cusp of a new epoch, the piece recounts an era of living together without escape routes: the events center on the living room couch of a high-rise apartment in the Berlin suburb of Marzahn. Within this confined space, the feelings and movements of three generations of a Berlin family build up dangerously. The choreographic encounter with this anxious space triggers solutions at the limit of danceability.

1998 a filmic version of »Allee der Kosmonauten« was made for ARTE/ZDF directed by Sasha Waltz, which received the Adolf-Grimme-Preis in 2000. In cooperation with ARTE/ZDF this movie is now online on ARTE Concert (available for streaming worldwide) until May 8th.

A production of Sasha Waltz & Guests in coproduction with Schauburg, München; Grand Theatre Groningen / NL; Tollhaus, Karlsruhe; Theater im Pumpenhaus, Münster; Festival Internacional de Dança, Brasilien; Siemens Kulturprogramm, Berlin / München.

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