Dido & Aeneas, Henry Purcell, Sasha Waltz © Bernd Uhlig
Dido & Aeneas, Henry Purcell, Sasha Waltz © Bernd Uhlig
Dido & Aeneas, Henry Purcell, Sasha Waltz © Bernd Uhlig
Dido & Aeneas, Henry Purcell, Sasha Waltz © Sebastian Bolesch
DidDido & Aeneas, Henry Purcell, Sasha Waltz © Sebastian Bolesch
Dido & Aeneas, Henry Purcell, Sasha Waltz © Bernd Uhlig

Dido & Aeneas by Sasha Waltz / Henry Purcell

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Dido & Aeneas

Dido & Aeneas

Henry Purcell

Sasha Waltz

Henry Purcell’s »Dido & Aeneas« is often described as the oldest love story in English opera. The production was a premiere for Sasha Waltz, marking the beginning of her work on »choreographic opera«. Together with 12 dancers from her ensemble and 51 musicians, choristers and soloists, she created her own interpretation of the opera »Dido & Aeneas«. The emotional and multi-faceted world of this, Purcell’s only complete opera, was the starting point for the choreographic work.


With »Dido & Aeneas«, Sasha Waltz successfully combined dance, music and song in a completely new way for the opera. Singers and choristers become part of an overall choreography, which sets them loose from their original roles and functions. With the help of the impressive ensemble, Sasha Waltz’s choreography goes far beyond the mere illustration of the opera’s story. »Dido & Aeneas«, a myth of flight, expulsion and love in times of war was acclaimed at its premiere in 2005 and at countless guest performances since.

World premiere

29 January 2005

Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg

History
2022
Berlin DE 16.–19. Jan
Ludwigsburg DE 20.–22. May
2019
Madrid ES 31. Mar–4. Apr
Berlin DE 18. Aug
Berlin DE 25. Aug
Berlin DE 1. Sep
Berlin DE 3. Nov
Berlin DE 10. Nov
Berlin DE 16.–20. Nov
2016
Berlin DE 25.–27. Feb
Buenos Aires AR 7.–12. Jun
Rom IT 14.–18. Sep
2014
Sydney AU 15.–21. Jan
München DE 8.–9. Apr
Berlin DE 6.–17. May
2012
Berlin DE 3.–9. Jun
2011
Berlin DE 27. Aug
2009
Lyon FR 2.–4. Jul
2008
Brüssel BE 12.–17. Jan
Tel Aviv IL 3.–8. Jun
Barcelona ES 11.–13. Jul
Aarhus DK 25. Oct–4. Nov
2007
Lissabon PT 2.–3. Mar
London GB 14.–18. Mar
2006
Berlin DE 27.–28. Feb
Ferrara IT 16.–17. Jun
Amsterdam NL 23.–24. Jun
St. Pölten AT 13.–14. Oct
Berlin DE 18.–26. Oct
2005
Luxembourg LU 29. Jan–3. Feb
Montpellier FR 10.–13. Feb
Berlin DE 19.–27. Feb
Berlin DE 29.–30. Aug

Current Cast

Cast History
Concept, Choreography
Musical Direction
Costumes
Lighting Design
Dramaturgy
Jochen Sandig 2022–2005
Yoreme Waltz 2022–2005
Soloists
Choir
Music Ensembles
Vocal Ensembles
Rehearsal Direction

A production of Sasha Waltz & Guests and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin in coproduction with Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg and Opéra National de Montpellier. Funded

by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.

Allee der Kosmonauten
Beethoven 7
Continu
Dido & Aeneas
EΞΟΔΟΣ I EXODOS
Gezeiten
Impromptus
In C
insideout
Ira - Zorn - Wrath
Jagden und Formen (Zustand 2008)
St. John Passion
Kreatur
Körper
Matsukaze
Medea
Na Zemlje
noBody
Orfeo
Passion
rauschen
Roméo et Juliette
S
Sacre
»Sacre« - a three part evening
Spiegelneuronen by Stefan Kaegi
SYM-PHONIE MMXX
Tannhäuser
Travelogue I – Twenty to eight
Travelogue II – Tears break fast
Travelogue III – All Ways Six Steps
Women
Zweiland
Education & Community
Kinder- und Jugendtanzcompany
OPEN STUDIO
Workshops
ZUHÖREN
CoinciDance - a new format for professional dancers
Showing der Kinder- und Jugendtanzcompany
Dialoge
Dialoge ’99/I – Sophiensæle
Dialoge ’99/II – Jüdisches Museum
Dialoge 01 – 17-25/4
Dialoge 04 – Palast der Republik
Dialoge 04 – St. Elisabeth I–IV
Dialoge 06 – Bologna
Dialoge 06 – Freiburg
Dialoge 06 – Radiale Systeme
Dialoge 07 – Bangalore
Dialoge 07 – Pergamonmuseum
Dialoge 08 – Carlo Scarpa
Dialoge 09 – MAXXI
Dialoge 09 – Neues Museum
Dialoge 13 – Kolkata
Dialoge 20-13 Festival d’Avignon
Dialoge 2020 – Relevante Systeme
Dialoge Roma 2020 – Terra sacra
Dialoge 2020 – Relevante Systeme II
Dialoge 2021 – Ludwigsburg
Allee der Kosmonauten
Beethoven 7
Boléro
Check out your mate (2018)
Continu
Der kleine Mann (2009)
Dialoge ’99/I – Sophiensæle
Dialoge ’99/II – Jüdisches Museum
CoinciDance - a new format for professional dancers
Dialoge 01 – 17-25/4
Dialoge 04 – Palast der Republik
Dialoge 04 – St. Elisabeth I–IV
Dialoge 06 – Bologna
Dialoge 06 – Freiburg
Dialoge 06 – Radiale Systeme
Dialoge 07 – Bangalore
Dialoge 07 – Pergamonmuseum
Dialoge 08 – Carlo Scarpa
Dialoge 09 – MAXXI
Dialoge 09 – Neues Museum
Dialoge 13 – Kolkata
Dialoge 20-13 Festival d’Avignon
Dialoge 2020 – Relevante Systeme
Dialoge 2020 – Relevante Systeme II
Dialoge 2021 – Ludwigsburg
Dialoge – Bombay
Dialoge – Happy Day
Dialoge – Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Showing I–IV)
Dialoge – La chapelle des Pénitents Blancs
Dialoge – Les grandes Traversées
Dialoge – Paris
Dialoge – Passages
Dialoge – Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz
Dialoge – Wirbel
Dialoge Roma 2020 – Terra sacra
Dido & Aeneas
EΞΟΔΟΣ I EXODOS
Fantasie
Figure Humaine
gefaltet
Genau so, aber anders (2016)
Gezeiten
Hin und Zurück (2022)
Hindernis (2019)
Human Requiem
Impromptus
In C
In C – Marler Partitur
In C – nächste Generation (2022)
insideout
Ira - Zorn - Wrath
Jagden und Formen (Zustand 2008)
Körper
Kreatur
L’Après-midi d’un faune
LINEA (2023)
Märchensonaten (2016)
Matsukaze
Medea
Monster (2010)
Métamorphoses
MusikTANZ – Carmen
Na Zemlje
noBody
OPEN STUDIO
Orfeo
Passion
rauschen
remains
Roméo et Juliette
S
Sacre
Sasha Waltz. Installations, Objects, Performances
Scène d’Amour
Showing der Kinder- und Jugendtanzcompany
Solo für Malakov
Spiegelneuronen by Stefan Kaegi
St. John Passion
stimmen (2023)
SYM-PHONIE MMXX
Tannhäuser
Teqsi muyu marq’ay – Eine warme Umarmung für die Erde (2018)
TEXERE (2022/23)
The Wild Things (2013)
Travelogue I – Twenty to eight
Travelogue II – Tears break fast
Travelogue III – All Ways Six Steps
Women
Workshops
ZUHÖREN #1: Continu und Gespräche
ZUHÖREN #2: Improvisationen und Gespräche
ZUHÖREN #3: The Art of Resistance & Empowerment of Communities
ZUHÖREN #4: Climate change & democracy. From complexity to action
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Allee der Kosmonauten
Beethoven 7
Continu
Dido & Aeneas
EΞΟΔΟΣ I EXODOS
Gezeiten
Impromptus
In C
insideout
Ira - Zorn - Wrath
Jagden und Formen (Zustand 2008)
St. John Passion
Kreatur
Körper
Matsukaze
Medea
Na Zemlje
noBody
Orfeo
Passion
rauschen
Roméo et Juliette
S
Sacre
»Sacre« - a three part evening
Spiegelneuronen by Stefan Kaegi
SYM-PHONIE MMXX
Tannhäuser
Travelogue I – Twenty to eight
Travelogue II – Tears break fast
Travelogue III – All Ways Six Steps
Women
Zweiland
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