Travelogue I – Twenty to eight

Travelogue I – Twenty to eight

© Dirk Bleicker

Dance

Travelogue I – Twenty to eight

World premiere 18 September 1993, Grand Theatre Groningen

Humour, aggression and sensuality are important elements of my choreographic work. Use of concrete objects, sets, film editing techniques and the grotesque movements of the silent movies are major sources of inspiration in developing my movement vocabulary. The language is expressive and emotional, but still leaves space for abstraction. The simple events of daily life with comic turning points build the contrast to the dramatic and emotionally loaded parts. I concentrate on detail and the subtlety of gestures and action to create an intricate and rhythmic picture of our time. Cliché and stereotype transform the characters into caricatures of themselves. The music is a driving force in the creation of my pieces. For “Travelogue” the music is an original composition by Tristan Honsinger.

The piece has been developed by and with the dancers Nasser Martin-Gousset, Ákos Hargitay / Thomas Lehmen, Charlotte Zerbey, Takako Suzuki and Sasha Waltz.

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the company Sasha Waltz & Guests the classic “Travelogue I – Twenty to eight” will be shown with the almost original cast in anniversary season 2013.

Direction/concept Sasha Waltz
Stage design Barbara Steppe
Music Tristan Honsinger, Jean-Marc Zelwer
Composition Jean-Marc Zelwer “Le Tourment de Vassilissa la Belle” / CD Made to measure
Lighting design Tomski Binsert, André Pronk

Dance Davide Camplani, Nasser Martin-Gousset , Takako Suzuki, Sasha Waltz, Charlotte Zerbey

A co-production by Sasha Waltz & Guests and Grand Theatre Groningen, NL. With friendly support of the Berlin Government Department for Cultural Affairs, Fonds of Performing Arts, Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Sasha Waltz & Guests is funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds and Land Berlin as well as the culture programme of the European Union.
www.sashawaltz.de