Cyberspace And Wooden Stage
With Andrew Schneider, Sasha Waltz & Guests turn to the future
In “rauschen” it was already apparent that choreographer Sasha Waltz is seeking a socio-critical connection to new technologies. With Andrew Schneider, she has now, for the first time, commissioned an external choreographer to work with her company Sasha Waltz & Guests. The New York artist, who received the Obie Award for his solo “YOUARENOWHERE”, is both a performer and an expert in interactive communications. In the aforementioned one-man show, Schneider demonstrated the extent to which technologies are dominating the human information and knowledge archive. For the Waltz commissioned work “remains” he focuses on the tension between the permanent and the passing: What kind of traces does a choreography leave behind? Do distant events have a lasting influence on our living together? And how can invisible forces be experienced? Schneider’s premiere at Sasha Waltz & Guests is in a way the forward-looking prelude to a twelve-day retrospective of the choreographer’s work at the Volksbühne Berlin. Cult pieces such as “Allee der Kosmonauten” or “noBody” will then once again celebrate their revival.