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In 1999 Sasha Waltz started working on her three-piece choreographic cycle about the human body. In »Körper«, following up this extraordinary research, she investigates the anatomy and the physical appearance of the human being, relating her dancers‘ bodies to architecture, science, and history. »S« searches for the origin of life, of Eros, and of sensibility. »noBody« asks about the metaphysical existence of humanity.
Körper means bodies. »Körper« engages twelve dancers in a particularly rich variety of movement. Linking architecture and body, Körper asks the questions: What is the
body? How is it constructed? The dance analyzes morality, the quest for immortality, and investigates reproduction in the age of genetic manipulation. Sasha Waltz looks at the bodies in everyday situations. She beserves their matter, their nudity, their rhythms. »S« represents the middle section of the »Körper Trilogy« by Sasha Waltz. While sexuality and Eros are all but absent from »Körper« and »noBody«, with »S« they constitute central themes. The New York musician Jonathan Bepler, composed the room-encompassing original music for the production.
What does being human mean beyond having a body? Which part of us is immortal? In »noBody« the choreographer, accompanied by 25 dancers, faces the challenge of rendering the non-physical visible through the physical body itself.
Filmed at the Schaubühne, Berlin, 2000 (Körper, S), 2002 (noBody)
- interviews and background to the respective pieces.
Picture format: NTSC 4:3 / 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles (Bonus): German, English, French, Spanish
Running time: 210 mins (ballet) + 58 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 3 (DVD 9)
Works on This Recording
Körper by Jonathan Bepler
noBody by Jonathan Bepler
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