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Dialog 09

March 2009, in company with seventy dancers, musicians and singers, Sasha Waltz explored the empty rooms of the Neues Museum on the Museum island Berlin. Following almost ten years of reconstruction under the supervision of David Chipperfield Architects the building stood at a one-off point in its metamorphosis. Subsequent to the completion of the renovation and ahead of the Berlin State Museums of the being installed in the restored rooms, the location became the site for an unusual temporary »exhibition« which electrified more than ten thousand visitors.

„The way Sasha Waltz conducts the spectators through the labyrinth of history, how she incorporates the evanescence of myths into her nomadic choreography, and the manner in which she playfully alternates between the profane and holy, that is the taking occupancy of an inheritance as high art.
Sasha Walz has made the throw of a century here.“

Evelyn Finger
26.03.2009
Die Zeit

Rooms

Level 0

Griechischer Hof

Level 1
Vestibül
Vaterländischer Saal
Ethnographischer Saal
Ägyptischer Hof
Mythologischer Saal
Gräbersaal
Südöster Ecke

Level 2
Treppenhalle
Moderner Saal
Mittelalterlicher Saal
Römischer Saal
Bacchussaal
Niobidensaal
Nordkuppelsaal
Apollosaal
Plattform Ägyptischer Hof
Griechischer Saal

Level 3
Majolikasaal
Sternensaal

Direction

Choreography

Sasha Waltz

Costumes
Bernd Skodzig

Hair & Make up
Kati Heimann
Urte Kusserow

Dramaturgy
Yoreme Waltz

Stage 
Thomas Schenk 
Carsten Grigo 

Sound 
Lutz Nerger 

Direction Costumes
Beate Borrmann 
Margaretha Heller 

Wardrobe
Emily Abel
Stéphanie Kamber
Federico Polucci
Gabriela Bujack

Assistant director 
Steffen Döring 
Francesca Noia 

Assistant production 
Sibah Pomplun 



Assistant costumes

Elisabetta Pian 

Assistant stage 
Mirko Müller 
Daniel Herrmann 
Trainee direction 
Julia Danila 
Ruth Asralda Haas 

Trainee costumes 
Veronika Weinhold 

Public relations
Anne Wagner

Network
Anja Schmalfuß

Technical direction 
Reinhard Wizisla 

Production management 
Emilie Guérin 

Direction
Sasha Waltz & Guests
Jochen Sandig 



 
Dance

Choreography 

Liza Alpízar Aguilar 
Ayaka Azechi 
Jirí Bartovanec 
Davide Camplani 
Hervé Chaussard 
Maria Marta Colusi 
Lisa Densem 
Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola 
Luc Dunberry
Charlotte Engelkes 
Delphine Gaborit 
Gabriel Galindez Cruz 
Renate Graziadei 
Mamajeang Kim 
Florencia Lamarca 
Sergiu Matis 
Nicola Mascia 
Thomas Michaux 
Jeroen Mosselman
Michal Mualem 
Elena Murcia Pinto 
Pinar Ömerbeyoglu 
Francesca Pennini 
Manuel Alfonso
Pérez Torres 
Jonathan Pranlas 
Virgis Puodziunas 
Sasa Queliz 
Zaratiana
Randrianantenaina 
Orlando Rodriguez 
Antonio Ruz 
Mata Sakka 
Yael Schnell
Xuan Shi 
Shang-Chi Sun 
Takako Suzuki 
Junko Wada
Niannian Zhou 

 

Vocalconsort Berlin 

Soprano
Natalia Farhi  
Gesa F. Hoppe 
Alexandra Lachmann 
Heike O. Scheel 
Susanne Wilsdorf 

Alto 
Helena Köhne 
Wiebke Kretzschmar 
Anja Simon 
Anne-Kristin Zschunke 

Tenor 
Klaus-Martin Bresgott 
Philipp Neumann 
Markus Schuck 

Bass 
Simon J. Berg 
Stefan Q. Drexlmeier 
Simon Robinson 
Frank Schwemmer 

Direction Management
Klaus-Martin Bresgott


Solistenensemble
Kaleidoskop 

Violin 
Anna Eichholz 
Anna Faber
(Concert master) 
Mari Sawada 
Rebecca Schneider 
Daniella Strasfogel 
Dea Szücs 
Paul Valikoski 
Biliana Voutchkova 



Viola 
Lotte Dibbern 
Sarah Grubinger 
Yodfat Miron 

Violoncello 
Zoé Cartier 
Boram Lie 
Michael Rauter 

Contrabass 
Jilan Anwar 
Kristjan Orri
Sigurleifsson 

Percussion 
Claudia Sgarbi 
Michael Weilacher 

Conductor 
Tammin J. Lee


Organisation
Ulrike Bieger 
Daniella Strasfogel 

Assistant director 
Aliénor Dauchez 

Production Management 
Volker Horrmann 

Artistic direction
Michael Rauter 

 

Music

Georg Friedrich Haas 

Open Spaces 
for 12 strings and
2 percussions 
(2007) 
String quartet No. 2 (1998) 

Peteris Vasks  
Gramata Cellam 
for Violoncello solo 
(1978)

Iannis Xenakis  
Rebonds Part A + B
for percussion solo 
(1989)
Aroura 
for 12 strings 
(1971) 

György Ligeti  
String quartet No. 1 
(1953 – 1954)

Thomas Jennefelt 
Virita criosa
for female choir 
Villarosa sarialdi 
for mixed choir 
(1993) 



Ruth Wiesenfeld 

Hautfelder für
Streichquartett 
(2007) 

Claude Vivier 

Zipangu 
for 13 strings 
(1980)

Anton Bruckner
String quintet in F-major Adagio No.3
(1878/79)

Improvisation 

Percussion
Michael Weilacher 

Violoncello
Boram Lie

Production

Credits

Eine Produktion von Sasha Waltz & Guests in Kooperation mit der Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, den Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, David Chipperfield Architects und der Radial Stiftung.
Made in Radialsystem®.
Sasha Waltz & Guests wird gefördert aus Mitteln des
Hauptstadtkulturfonds.

www.neues-museum.de
www.hv.spk-berlin.de
www.davidchipperfield.co
www.radialsystem.de

A Film by
Sasha Waltz

Co-Directors
Jörg Jeshel
Brigitte Kramer

Cinematography
Jörg Jeshel
Hans Rombach

Editing director
Brigitte Kramer

Editor
Stéphan Talneau

Sound recording
Sound mix
Titus Maderlechner

Camera assistant
Peter Holleber

Sound assistant
Stephan Koethe

Grip
Berndt Gäbler

Production manager
Yoreme Waltz

Website
Neutral.GS
www.neutral.gs