September 28, 2013–February 2, 2014
Installations Objects Performances
An exhibition at the ZKM | Media Museum
Opening: Fri, September 27, 2013, 7 p.m., ZKM_Foyer
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Concealed behind Sasha Waltz’s fascinating choreography is more than just dance and music. Stage elements and spatial design contribute to lending expression to the choreographies of a unique, artistic form. On the occasion of her 50th birthday, the ZKM brings back the internationally celebrated choreographer, Sasha Waltz, to her native city Karlsruhe. Furthermore, the twenty-year anniversary of the dance ensemble “Sasha Waltz & Guests” which Waltz founded, now provides excellent occasion to present her work in an entirely new context beyond the world’s renowned stages at the ZKM | Media Museum.
With the special exhibition, the ZKM honors Sasha Waltz’s fundamental role in the world of international dance and stage. For some time the choreographer has played with the idea to disengage stage design and multimedia elements from the context of the stage and to present them as independent installations. Now, with the exhibition at the ZKM, this idea is about to be realized. Embedded in the context of the museum, this exhibition offers visitors the unique opportunity to experience the visual-aesthetic dimension of the choreographic works by Sasha Waltz. At the same time, representational elements are captured otherwise reserved for the elusiveness of a performance.
Curators: Sasha Waltz and Peter Weibel
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photo: Sasha Waltz: "Dido & Aeneas", 2005
© photo: Sebastian Bolesch