L’APRÈS-MIDI D’UN FAUNE / SCÈNE D’AMOUR / LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS
Claude Debussy, Hector Berlioz, Igor Strawinsky
with Sasha Waltz & Guests
Stravinsky’s »Le sacre du printemps«, however, was far more spectacular than this artful but rather fragile composition: its Paris debut in May 1913, realised by the legendary ensemble of the Ballets Russes, created a veritable theatre scandal. The unleashed power of the rhythmic, both in music and in dance, bothered quite a few people, as did the intensity of the sounds generated by the gigantic orchestral apparatus. Nonetheless, the audience became witnesses to the birth of a truly »New Music«, which has since repeatedly shown its vitality. First performed exactly a century after the world premiere, Sasha Waltz’s choreography of Stravinsky’s exceptional piece has an impressive elementary impact and elementary expressiveness of dance.
»Scène d'amour« is an excerpt from »Roméo et Juliette«, a production of the Opéra national de Paris.
»L’après-midi d’un faune« is a production of Sasha Waltz & Guests in coproduction with the Staatsoper im Schiller Theater. Made in Radialsystem®.
»Sacre« is a production by Sasha Waltz & Guests in co-production with the Mariinsky Theater St. Petersburg and the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie Brussels. Made in Radialsystem ®.
Sasha Waltz & Guests is funded by the Senate Department of Culture.