Part of the 2010 Next Wave Festival
Artist Talk with members of Sasha Waltz & Guests
Nov 5, post-show (free for same-day ticket holders)
German choreographer Sasha Waltz returns to BAM with Gezeiten, an evening-length work for 16
dancers with live cello accompaniment. In Gezeiten (Tides), Waltz explores themes of destruction and renewal, investigating life's transformation following catastrophe. Viewed from a perspective of refuge, the work raises existential questions and terrors --deliberations regarding ownership and power, the shifting levels of compassion for others, the rebuilding of a world. Gezeiten combines the surreal theatricality of Waltz's early work--where everyday objects transform into living dance partners--with the abstraction and dynamism of her more recent productions.