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US PREMIERE
Kreatur
Nov 2—Nov 5, 2018
 
Dance

Sasha Waltz & Guests
Directed and choreographed by Sasha Waltz

 

Contained within weightless aluminum clouds, 14 dancers expand and contract their limits to the thrum and heartbeat of echoing space. The relentlessly exploratory choreographer Sasha Waltz (Continu, 2015 Next Wave) returns to BAM with a staggering feat of collaboration examining the human body’s fraught relationship to structures of power. Featuring sculptural costumes by Dutch couture revolutionary Iris van Herpen, stark lightscapes by designer Urs Schönebaum, and an industrial, atmospheric score by Soundwalk Collective, Kreatur conjures a hallucinatory existence where power shifts constantly and freedom can only come from within.

 

Costume design by Iris van Herpen
Sound design by Soundwalk Collective
Lighting design by Urs Schönebaum

Produced by Sasha Waltz & Guests. Co-produced with Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Les Théatres de la Ville de Luxembourg, and Opéra de Dijon. Made in Radialsystem.

Sasha Waltz & Guests is funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and Hauptstadtkulturfonds.

The performances of Kreatur by Sasha Waltz & Guests are part of the German Year in the USA 2018-19 initiative and are supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.

 
Kreatur has been rescheduled for November 2–5. If you purchased tickets to the November 1 performance, contact BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100.
 
RUN TIME
Approx 1hr 30min
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TICKET INFO
TICKETS START AT  $25
 
 
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Leadership support for dance at BAM provided by:
The Harkness Foundation for Dance
Support for the Signature Artists Series provided by:
Lead Sponsor:
Chubb
Support for Kreatur provided by Bertha & Issac Liberman Foundation
VIDEO
Arts.21 Meet the Artist: Choreographer Sasha Waltz
In preparation for her upcoming role as the co-director of Berlin’s Staatsballet, Sasha Waltz discusses her vision for how contemporary and experimental dance can inform classical ballet.
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ARTICLE
Iris van Herpen’s Hi-Tech Couture
Iris van Herpen, a Dutch designer known for her 3-D printed, futurist garments, constructed the intricate costumes for Kreatur. The pieces are sculptural and ephemeral at once, reflecting the dichotomous themes choreographer Sasha Waltz explores through movement.
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