Impromptus, Sasha Waltz, Franz Schubert © Sebastian Bolesch
Impromptus, Sasha Waltz, Franz Schubert © Sebastian Bolesch
Impromptus, Sasha Waltz, Franz Schubert © Jochen Sandig

Impromptus by Sasha Waltz

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Impromptus

Impromptus

Sasha Waltz

Franz Schubert


In 2004, Sasha Waltz with »Impromptus« for the first time created a choreography to classical music from the Romantic era. On a sloping dance floor, this work explores emotional states between instability and floating, and thus finds choreographic correspondences to the existential instability that is conveyed in Franz Schubert's music. The individual dance scenes, each created for one piano piece, refrain from a coherent narration, instead moving in a language related to abstract drawing. The center of the evening is formed by three duets, which are contrasted by dynamic, expansive group scenes. In order to also give expression to the human voice, Sasha Waltz selected four representative Schubert songs in addition to the cycle of »Impromptus«, which express different states of mind, interpreted by a soprano. »Impromptus« marked the beginning of an extended creative phase in which Sasha Waltz mainly choreographed to classical music, including several operas.

World premiere on 17 April 2004, Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz Berlin

The piece was developed by and with the dancers Maria Marta Colusi, Clémentine Deluy, Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola, Luc Dunberry, Michal Mualem, Claudia de Serpa Soares and Xuan Shi.

History
2019
Venezia IT 25. Jun
Berlin DE 7.–11. Aug
2015
Brüssel BE 12.–14. Feb
Prag CZ 3. Jun
Turin IT 19. Sep
Berlin DE 23.–25. Oct
2014
Berkely US 24.–25. Oct
2013
Berlin DE 21.–24. Nov
2012
Berlin DE 30. Dec 2011–3. Jan 2012
Marseille FR 6. Jul
Berlin DE 8.–12. Sep
Moskau RU 26.–27. Nov
2011
Berlin DE 24.–29. Jan
Zürich CH 16.–18. Sep
2010
Barcelona ES 1.–3. Feb
Dijon FR 4.–5. Jun
Bonn DE 2.–3. Oct
Brügge BE 4.–5. Dec
2009
Toulouse FR 5.–6. Feb
Berlin DE 12.–15. Feb
Berlin DE 16.–20. Dec
2008
Rom IT 27. Sep
2007
Berlin DE 1.–4. Feb
Stockholm SE 27.–29. Sep
Oslo NO 10.–11. Oct
Berlin DE 25.–28. Oct
Ludwigshafen DE 14.–15. Dec
2006
Berlin DE 26. Jan–9. Feb
Lyon FR 15.–17. Feb
Luxembourg LU 24.–25. Mar
Berlin DE 28.–30. Oct
2005
Paris FR 5.–9. Apr
Weimar DE 15. Apr
Berlin DE 27.–30. Apr
Lille FR 5.–6. May
Antwerpen BE 10.–11. May
Edinburgh GB 15.–16. Aug
New York US 6.–10. Dec
2004
Berlin DE 15.–20. Apr
Berlin DE 7.–12. May
Berlin DE 29. May–7. Jun
Avignon FR 9.–16. Jul
Berlin DE 2.–3. Oct
Paris FR 12.–17. Oct
Berlin DE 25.–28. Nov
Ferrara IT 3.–4. Dec

Current Cast

Direction, Choreography
Composition
Franz Schubert
Lighting Design
Costumes
Soloists Instrumental
Soloists
Repetition
Cast History
Direction, Choreography
Composition
Franz Schubert
Lighting Design
Costumes
Soloists Instrumental
Andreas Kern
Repetition
Concept, Choreography
Lighting Design
Costumes
Rehearsal Direction
Direction, Choreography
Composition
Franz Schubert
Lighting Design
Costumes
Soloists Instrumental
Soloists
Repetition
Direction, Choreography
Sasha Waltz 2019–2004
Composition
Franz Schubert 2019–2004
Lighting Design
Costumes
Soloists Instrumental
Cristina Marton 2019–2004
Andreas Kern 2004
Repetition
Renate Graziadei 2019–2004
Concept, Choreography
Sasha Waltz 2019–2004
Rehearsal Direction
Dramaturgy
Soloists

A production of Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz Berlin presented by Sasha Waltz & Guests. A coproduction with the Teatro Comunale di Ferrara.

Allee der Kosmonauten
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Continu
Dido & Aeneas
EΞΟΔΟΣ I EXODOS
Gezeiten
Impromptus
In C
insideout
Jagden und Formen (Zustand 2008)
St. John Passion
Kreatur
Körper
Matsukaze
Medea
Na Zemlje
noBody
Orfeo
Passion
rauschen
Roméo et Juliette
S
Sacre
SYM-PHONIE MMXX
Tannhäuser
Travelogue I – Twenty to eight
Travelogue II – Tears break fast
Travelogue III – All Ways Six Steps
Women
Zweiland
Education & Community
Kindertanzcompany
OPEN STUDIO
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ZUHÖREN
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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
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
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
Solo für Malakov
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
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EΞΟΔΟΣ I EXODOS
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Impromptus
In C
insideout
Jagden und Formen (Zustand 2008)
St. John Passion
Kreatur
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Matsukaze
Medea
Na Zemlje
noBody
Orfeo
Passion
rauschen
Roméo et Juliette
S
Sacre
SYM-PHONIE MMXX
Tannhäuser
Travelogue I – Twenty to eight
Travelogue II – Tears break fast
Travelogue III – All Ways Six Steps
Women
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