Sasha Waltz and 14 dancers examine the phenomena of existence against the background of a disrupted society: power and a lack of power, dominance and weakness, freedom and control, community and isolation.
"Kreatur" is the first collaboration of Sasha Waltz with fashion designer Iris van Herpen, light designer Urs Schönebaum and the music and performance-trio Soundwalk Collective – all four of them do interdisciplinary work and seek exchange across artistic and academic fields.
The dutch artist and fashion designer Iris van Herpen combines traditional craftsmanship with innovative digital technologies to produce her visionary art. Her sculptural creations, which are simultaneously organic and technological, sometimes appear to combine with the body like a second skin, at other times cover the body like a suit of armor or a shell. With his light designs, Urs Schönebaum creates spaces for theater and opera productions, exhibitions, performances and installations around the world for artists such as Marina Abramovic, Robert Wilson or Michael Haneke. The international art and music trio Soundwalk Collective (Berlin/New York) combines anthropology, ethnography, psycho-geography, the observation of nature, and explorations in recording and synthesis in their genre-bending sound compositions.
A production by Sasha Waltz & Guests in coproduction with Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Grand Théate de la Ville de Luxembourg, Opéra de Lille and Opéra de Dijon. Made in Radialsystem. Sasha Waltz & Guests is funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the Capital Cultural Fund.