Medea, Pascal Dusapin, Sasha Waltz © Sebastian Bolesch
Medea, Pascal Dusapin, Sasha Waltz © Sebastian Bolesch
Medea, Pascal Dusapin, Sasha Waltz © Sebastian Bolesch
MMedea, Pascal Dusapin, Sasha Waltz © Sebastian Bolesch
Medea, Pascal Dusapin, Sasha Waltz © Sebastian Bolesch
Medea, Pascal Dusapin, Sasha Waltz © Sebastian Bolesch
Medea, Pascal Dusapin, Sasha Waltz © Sebastian Bolesch
Medea, Pascal Dusapin, Sasha Waltz © Sebastian Bolesch

Medea, Opera by Pascal Dusapin, Choreography by Sasha Waltz

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Medea

Medea

Pascal Dusapin

Sasha Waltz


After her debut opera production of 2005, »Dido & Aeneas« by Henry Purcell, the choreographer Sasha Waltz turned her attention to the tragedy Medea. At the centre of her work are previous exegeses of the myth as well as contemporary interpretations that contrast with the antique image painting Medea as fury, revenger and child-murderer. Christa Wolf’s Novel »Medea. Stimmen« provides important impulses. Sasha Waltz appraises the feminine power of the healer and the mother – thus in her work the creative and destructive powers of the character are situated in pronounced tension. Pascal Dusapin’s 1991 composition »Medeamaterial« with the text by Heiner Müller, reworked in cooperation with the Akademie für Alte Musik and the Vocalconsort Berlin, is the basis for this choreographic-musical examination of the Medea myth. The interpretation of this mythic material allows the choreographer to engage with all her artistic capabilities. The world of antiquity is made palpable by way of expansive group formations, the archaic vocabulary of images melds with that of the movement.

World premiere

23 May 2007

Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg

History
2012
Paris FR 9.–10. Nov
2011
Toulouse FR 28.–29. Jan
2010
Brüssel BE 11.–13. Apr
2009
Amsterdam NL 26.–27. Jun
Melbourne AU 9.–12. Oct
Lille FR 28.–29. Nov
Caen FR 3.–4. Dec
2008
Berlin DE 16.–17. Aug
2007
Luxembourg LU 23.–27. May
Berlin DE 16.–23. Sep

Current Cast

Cast History

A production by Sasha Waltz & Guests in cooperation with the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg under the auspices of the European Culture Capital Luxembourg 2007, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin.

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
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
Move Your Kiez - Spandau
OPEN STUDIO
OPEN STUDIO:STAGE
Workshops
In C-Jam: Performing
CoinciDance - a new format for professional dancers
ZUHÖREN
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
Constantly becoming (2024)
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)
In C-Jam: Performing
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
NEXUS (2024)
noBody
OPEN STUDIO
OPEN STUDIO:STAGE
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
Wasser Tanz (2024)
Welleneffekt (2024)
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
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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