16 - 20 oktober 2023

The workshop leaders provide insights into Sasha Waltz's unique way of working.

They show the choreographic development steps in their work analogous to the piece "In C" and convey aspects of the company's movement vocabulary to the participants.

With »In C«, the dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests in 2021 began a new, experimental and constantly evolving artistic process in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the premiere on a live stream from Berlin’s Radialsystem on March 6, 2021, Sasha Waltz’ choreography to the music of the same name by Terry Riley has been passed on to a constantly growing dance community.

Thanks to the new possibilities of flexible artistic production and artistic exchange across national borders (the choreographic material was recorded in video tutorials, which can be made digitally accessible), a wide variety of »In C« projects emerged until today.

To be able to make the most of the five days workshop participation includes some self-study of material.

Photo: Yanina Isla

Jirí Bartovanec from Marienbad/Czech Republic, studied dance at the Duncan Centre Conservatory in Prague. He has worked continuously with Sasha Waltz & Guests since 2003 and has been creating his own choreographies since 2007. He has worked with Jochen Roller, Toula Limnaios, Petra Hauerova, Mirela Weingarten, Tiger
Lillies, Spitfire Company, J.A. Pitínsky, Jochen Sandig, Helga Davis and Robert Wilson, among others. He gives workshops worldwide and works as a repetiteur. He is currently studying at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

The Italian-born Alessandra Defazio studied dance theatre at the Folkwang
University in Essen, where she graduated in 2006. She works as a dancer, choreographer and teacher in Germany, Italy, Spain andSwitzerland. In the 2008/2009 season she was engaged as a guest at the Lucerne Theatre, where she worked with Verena Weiss. In 2009 she began choreographing with her twin sister Viviana in the productions "Il Piano del Tempo" , "I have got you under my skin" and in 2014 in "Eina", which were performed at the Lucerne Theatre, Tanzhaus Zurich, Braunschweig, Hanover, Fürth, Ravenna and Barletta. Since 2015 she has been working for the Purple International Dance Festival in Berlin for Young Audiences. Since 2016 she has been working with Sasha Waltz & Guests and for the children's dance company of Sasha Waltz & Guests:


Ledare Jiri Bartovanec & Alessandra Defazio
Startdatum 2023-10-16
Slutdatum 2023-10-20
Tider 13.00-16.00 (måndag-fredag)
Antal dagar 5 dagar
Sista ansökningsdag 2023-10-05
Plats Dansalliansen Studio
Adress Ryssviksvägen 2, 5tr