Jagden und Formen [Zustand 2008]

World premiere 7 May 2008, schauspielfrankfurt / Frankfurter Positionen
Jagden und Formen

Jagden und Formen

© Dominik Mentzos

  • 1 h, without interval

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This work on Wolfgang Rihm’s Jagden und Formen [2008 version] brings together two companies of magnificent soloists: Ensemble Modern and Sasha Waltz & Guests. The music choreography project ultimately succeeds in uniting new music with contemporary dance in a highly individual way and in providing a visible and tangible demonstration of the composer’s great affinity with dance. After Wolfgang Rihm and Sasha Waltz had met, his score of Jagden und Formen – which has been in a state of constant evolution since the mid 1990s – was developed further into the current »2008 version«. This became the basis for an intense dialogue between the two ensembles, which will be continued in the future. Rihm’s highly energetic and complex music, which itself appears to take on different bodily forms and moods and to describe essential physical states, resonates with the choreographic interaction of dancers and musicians.

»A virtuoso project from Wolfgang Rihm and Sasha Waltz in Frankfurt: Jagden und Formen is without doubt one of the glittering moments when new music and contemporary dance come together congenially.«
Eva-Elisabeth Fischer, Süddeutsche Zeitung


Music by Wolfgang Rihm
Concept and choreography Sasha Waltz
Artistic project management Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola
Lighting design Martin Hauk
Costume design Beate Borrmann
Dramaturgy Yoreme Waltz

Choreography and dance Liza Alpízar Aguilar, Jirí Bartovanec, Davide Camplani, Lisa Densem, Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola, Edivaldo Ernesto, Renate Graziadei, Gabriel Galindez Cruz, Mamajeang Kim, Nicola Mascia, Virgis Puodziunas, Antonio Ruz, Mata Sakka, Yael Schnell

Ensemble Modern
Conductor Franck Ollu

A project by Sasha Waltz & Guests and Ensemble Modern presented by Sasha Waltz & Guests as part of the spielzeit’europa 2009. Initiated and funded as part of the »Frankfurter Positionen 2008« by the BHF-Bank-Stiftung and the Kulturstiftung des Bundes. Sasha Waltz & Guests is funded bei means of the Capital City Culture Funds.