Sasha Waltz: Korper (Schaubuhne Berlin) (/ Sasha Waltz) (Arthaus: 101582)
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"If you are lucky enough to see 'Korper', you might want to pinch yourself at the end and check that you're still there." The Guardian EdinburghLIVE RECORDING FROM THE SCHAUBuHNE BERLIN
SASHA WALTZ & GUESTS
KoRPER TRILOGY A THREE-PIECE CHOREOGRAPHIC CYCLESASHA WALTZ
In 1999 Sasha Waltz started working on her three-piece choreographic cycle about the human body. In Korper
, following up this extraordinary research, she investigates the anatomy and the physical appearance of the human being, relating her dancers' bodies to architecture, science, and history. S
searches for the origin of life, of Eros, and of sensibility. nobody
asks about the metaphysical existence of humanity.PART I 'KoRPER'Korper
means bodies. Sasha Waltz' legendary piece engages twelve dancers in a particularly rich variety of movement. Linking architecture and body, Korper
asks questions such as' What is the body? How is it constructed? The dance analyzes morality, the quest for immortality, and investigates reproduction in the age of genetic manipulation. Sasha Waltz looks at the bodies in everyday situations. She observes their matter, their nudity, their rhythms. She measures and weighs them, counts hair, pours the liquids out, trades the organs. She arranges the bodies of thirteen dancers in order to create a series of spectacular tableaux vivants.Special Features'
Behind the Scenes, Interviews, Trailer.