Exodos / Eξοδος
15 Sep20:00First performanceJahrhunderthalle Bochum, Bochum
16 Sep20:00PerformanceJahrhunderthalle Bochum, Bochum
18 Sep20:00PerformanceJahrhunderthalle Bochum, Bochum
19 Sep20:00PerformanceJahrhunderthalle Bochum, Bochum
20 Sep20:00PerformanceJahrhunderthalle Bochum, Bochum
In Exodos Sasha Waltz investigates the collective body of those who go out in order to immerse themselves in each other and to escape from themselves; searching for ways out of material space to be able to enter spaces made up of sound and light. In modern Greek one meaning of ‘exodos’ is to go out like this – enjoying nightlife, visiting bars and clubs that often include the word in their names. However, ‘exodos’ also means escape as well as the specific destination one is escaping to. In the theatre the word means leaving the stage and with it also the moment when the mask of performance is removed. Interdependent relationships exist between these different levels of meaning: one flows into another and it is possible to sharpen this discourse through the language of movement. Waltz traces excess back to transgressive ideas of movement in which the concepts of bacchanalia and ecstasy have their etymological origins. Dance reveals itself as a technique for summoning states of exception in which humanity can comprehend itself.
Exodos is produced to mark the 25th anniversary of the company Sasha Waltz & Guests. This new creation is linked to the existential themes of its precursor, the project Kreatur (2017), and further evolves the forms of expression used there. To investigate collective dynamics in Exodos Waltz works with an immersive format: the choreographed events unfold without a strictly delineated stage in order to involve all members of the audience – whether they are staying back on the fring- es, feeling their way or eager to participate.
Introduction 45 minutes prior to show
Artist talk 16th of September after the performance
A production by Sasha Waltz & Guests in cooperation with the Ruhrtriennale. Made in Radialsystem. Sasha Waltz & Guests is funded by the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe and the Capital Cultural Fund.
With the friendly support of the association of friends and supporters of Ruhrtriennale e.V.
|Direction, Choreography||Sasha Waltz|
|Costume Design||Federico Polucci|
|Light Design||Urs Schönebaum|
|Stage Design||Heike Schuppelius|
|Dramaturgy||Jochen Sandig Agnes Scherer|
|Music dramaturgy||Steffen Döring|
|Tanz, Choreographie||Sasha Waltz & Guests GmbH|