A choreographic concert
by Sasha Waltz and Mark Andre
with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
World premiere: 27 January 2012
Landestheater Salzburg / Mozart Week
German premiere: 15 March 2012
Radialsystem V / MaerzMusik / Berliner Festspiele
The choreographic concert “gefaltet” by Sasha Waltz and Mark Andre opened Mozartwoche 2012 in Salzburg. This is the first collaboration between the French composer and the German choreographer.
Together with eight dancers and four musicians, Sasha Waltz and Mark Andre investigate the interplay between classical and New Music, between sound, movement and silence.
Selected works including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s string trio KV 563 in E flat major and compositions by Mark Andre, such as “iv 1” for solo piano and the string trios “iv 2” and “iv 8”, constitute the musical field of experiment. In electronic music, a Faltung (a convolution) is a process that creates acoustic answers via acoustic impulses. In “gefaltet”, this principle is expanded into a dialogue between the dancers and the musicians: the impulses and resonances of their bodies in space unfold and fill gaps and thresholds, emptiness and distance.
Sasha Waltz has long been engaging with contemporary and classical compositions in her artistic endeavours. This process has produced the choreographic operas “Dido & Aeneas” (Henry Purcell), “Medea” and “Passion” (Pascal Dusapin) and “Matsukaze” (Toshio Hosokawa), but also works like Wolfgang Rihm’s “Jagden und Formen (Zustand 2008)” that introduce a new form of presentation to contemporary concert forms. The integration of the solo instrumentalists into both the development and staging of this piece marks a new dimension of interaction between dance and music in the genre-transcending work of Sasha Waltz.
Edivaldo Ernesto, Saju Hari, Todd McQuade, Virgis Puodziunas, Sasa Queliz, Zaratiana Randrianantenaina, Judith Sánchez Ruíz, Yael Schnell