Continu - Sasha Waltz and Guests
em Sadler's Wells
Based in Berlin, Sasha Waltz & Guests are known for developing highly original choreographic musical theatre performances. They have collaborated with more than 250 artists and ensembles, from 25 countries on nearly 20 productions since being founded in 1993. Sasha Waltz's Continu is a full length dance performance partly inspired by her work on two major projects for museums, the artistic inaugurations forDavid Chipperfield's Neues Museum in Berlin, and Zaha Hadid's MAXXI in Rome. Developed with 24 dancers, at the core of Continu is Arcana, a stirringly dramatic symphonic work composed in 1927 by Edgar Varese, a composer who was renowned for combining artistic and scientific content. Continu features elegant and modern costume design by Bernd Skodzig, scenography by regular collaborators Thomas Schenk and Pia Maier Schriever, lighting by Martin Hauk and additional music by Iannis Xenakisand Claude Vivier.