"It provokes wonder, terror and hilarity in its audience."

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Dance
Sasha Waltz & Guests
Körper

In her signature work, Körper (Bodies), groundbreaking Berlin choreographer Sasha Waltz explores the visceral tangle of humanity from the perspectives of history, science, and architecture. Waltz premiered Körper in her first season as artistic director of the Schaubühne theater in 2000 and now revives the work as she is poised to take on the co-directorship of the Berlin State Ballet next year. Set on 13 male and female dancers, the movement evokes a staggering range of embodied experience through a series of living tableaux, both epic and intimate—the dancers morph and converge, meld and squirm, join and are torn apart, creating a powerful and unforgettable emotional landscape.

Approximate run time: 1 hour and 30 minutes without intermission

Please note: This performance contains nudity, smoking on stage, and loud music.

This event is part of the 2018/19 Berkeley RADICAL programming initiative, Women's Work. Learn more and watch videos >


Feature: Berkeley RADICAL, Women's Work by Sarah Cahill
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by Sarah Cahill

Consider the phrase "women's work." We might imagine it refers to traditional roles for women, like caring for babies and children, domestic chores, and subservient tasks. In the arts, "women's work" has encompassed crafts such as sewing and embroidery and quilting, which not until the 20th century were recognized as legitimate art forms....READ ARTICLE

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Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]