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Sasha Waltz: Garten der Lüste

Garden of Earthly Delights

Year: 2006, 58 mins
Code: AH-Garten

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Warning: the film's narration is in English, while interview segments are conducted in German, without subtitles.

Sasha Waltz is one of Europe’s best-known and most exciting choreographers. Her choreographies are outstanding as she always surprises with new formations, deep subjects and stunning aesthetic style. She does not only work with dancers: the dialogue with all other art forms is her special interest.

Live music has become an important element in her work. With her production of “Dido & Aeneas” in 2005 she developed a new genre: the choreographic opera. Her spectrum is broad: Purcell, Berlioz and Stravinsky, contemporary classical music and opera have become her favourite working fields. She worked twice with French contemporary composer Pascal Dusapin in “Medea” and “Passion”, and with Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa for “Matsukaze”. All these deep and beautifully choreographed pieces are featured in this film as Sasha Waltz gives us insight to her work. 

The film portrait by Brigitte Kramer draws a line from 1992 until 2006 – the most important years of Sasha Waltz’ international career.


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