Sasha Waltz

German Premiere
World premiere 20 June 2010, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Schiffbau/Halle


© Sebastian Bolesch

  • ca. 2 h, one interval

Past Dates

Audience discussion
Fri 12 November approx. 22:15 | Upper Foyer
Sasha Waltz in conversation with Winrich Hopp
Moderation Brigitte Fürle

Sasha Waltz has consolidated her two major projects for museums to create the full-length choreography Continu. In 2009 the choreographer devised the artistic inaugurations for David Chipperfield’s Neues Museum Berlin and Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI in Rome. Sasha Waltz is developing with 24 dancers a large-sized, archaic choreography on the base of Edgar Varèse’s great work for orchestra Arcana. The well-established scenography team comprised of Thomas Schenk, Pia Maier Schriever and Sasha Waltz is complemented once again by Bernd Skodzig. His both cool-elegant and sensual-enthralling costume designs interact congenially with Sasha Waltz’s visual conceptions. Continu exhibits a tension between choreographic and pictorial elements, coalescing essential characteristics of Sasha Waltz’s work in a new way.


Directed and choreographed by Sasha Waltz
Costume design Bernd Skodzig
Stage design Thomas Schenk, Pia Maier Schriever, Sasha Waltz
Lighting design Martin Hauk
Dramaturgy Jochen Sandig
Music by Iannis Xenakis, Edgar Varèse and Claude Vivier

Dance and choreography Liza Alpízar Aguilar, Ayaka Azechi, Jirí Bartovanec, Justin Billy, Davide Camplani, Maria Marta Colusi, Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola, Luc Dunberry, Edivaldo Ernesto, Delphine Gaborit, Mamajeang Kim, Florencia Lamarca, Sergiu Matis, Todd McQuade, Thomas Michaux, Virgis Puodziunas, Sasa Queliz, Zaratiana Randrianantenaina, Orlando Rodriguez, Mata Sakka, Yael Schnell, Xuan Shi, Shang-Chi Sun, Niannian Zhou

A production of Sasha Waltz & Guests
Co-production with Schauspielhaus Zürich/Zürcher Festspiele, spielzeit’europa | Berliner Festspiele and Sadler’s Wells, London
Supported by the Radial Foundation. Made in Radialsystem.
Sasha Waltz & Guests is funded by means of the Capital City Culture Funds.