Revival: »Sacre« is returning to a Berlin stage

Revival: »Sacre« is returning to a Berlin stage

The choreography by Sasha Waltz at Haus der Berliner Festspiele, June 27 through 30 - with a world premiere.

After a 5-year break, the revival of Sasha Waltz' choreography

»Sacre« based on the modern key work »Le Sacre du Printemps« by Igor Stravinsky is on the program from June 27th to 30th, 2024 at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.


The timeless, archaic choreography by Sasha Waltz was shown for the first time in Berlin at the end of 2013 under the musical direction of Daniel Barenboim with the Staatskapelle Berlin. The choreography »L'Après-midi d'un faune« to the music of Claude Debussy was also premiered in this context and has since been part of the three-part evening »Sacre« together with the »Scène d'Amour« from »Roméo et Juliette«.


On the occasion of the revival, Sasha Waltz has now once again dedicated herself to Claude Debussy's »L'Après-midi d'un faune« and reworked the choreography, which will be premiered on June 27 at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.


The choreography »Sacre« by Sasha Waltz was developed in 2013 for the 100th anniversary of the musical work and and premiered with the ballet of the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, followed by a performance at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the location of the world premiere of Stravinsky's ballet music. The choreography was then included in the repertoire of Sasha Waltz & Guests.

Sacre, Sasha Waltz, Igor Strawinsky

©Bernd Uhlig

Sacre, Sasha Waltz, Igor Strawinsky

©Bernd Uhlig

Sacre, Sasha Waltz, Igor Strawinsky

©Bernd Uhlig

Earlier large-format pieces of Sasha Waltz’, amongst others »Na Zemlje«

(1998) or »Continu« (2010), have already showcased elements of her

research into rites and group dynamics. With her choreography of Igor

Stravinsky’s »Le Sacre du Printemps«, she dedicates an entire piece to

these themes.



Trailer »Sacre«

Its title translates to »The Rite of Spring«. The strikingly archaic, tension-charged and angular composition is characterized by a strongly emphasized rhythm, precipitous drops and a layering of constantly repeating musical motives. Its many almost noise-like dissonances and

expressionist sonic impressions have made the work one of the most

famous pieces of music of the modern avant-garde.

Sacre

A three part evening by Sasha Waltz

​L'Après-midi d'un faune / Scène d'Amour / Sacre

Music by Claude Debussy / Hector Berlioz / Igor Strawinsky

​27. 28. 29. June, 8 pm

​30. June 2024, 5 pm

Haus der Berliner Festspiele


Direction / Choreography
Sasha Waltz
Music
Claude Debussy
Hector Berlioz
Igor Strawinsky
Stage Design
Pia Maier Schriever
Sasha Waltz
Costume Design
Bernd Skodzig
Light Design
Martin Hauk
David Finn
Thilo Reuther
Dance / Choreography
Sasha Waltz & Guests


A production of Sasha Waltz & Guests co-produced by Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg and Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, Brussels. Made in Radialsystem.