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Sasha Waltz & Guests 2018 23 Min

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Opposites attract and repel each other. Black meets white and this seems irreconcilable. Yet amidst this confrontation, it becomes clear that when we approach each other, we can come into contact, we can meet and connect with one another. A colorful, diverse, and strong community arises. Gabriel Galindez Cruz and his young dancers bring their ideas, imagination, and individual movement vocabularies into a collaboratively developed structure. Through physical movement, these children explore the question of how conflicts arise and how they can be (dis)solved.

Since 2007, the children's dance company offers children a possibility to develop their own dance skills. Today, it consists of four different groups (ages 6 to 8, 8 to 10, 11 to 14 and 14+). In regular training sessions under the guidance of Davide Camplani, Gabriel Galindez Cruz and other experienced dancers of the company Sasha Waltz & Guests, the children and teenagers explore their own repertoire in physical movement as well as the interaction with one another in dance. In addition, they are offered intensive workshops with guest trainers and exchange with other groups of young dancers. The groups are encouraged to regularly develop and present their own stage pieces in showing events, giving them further training in acting on stage and interacting with an audience. The creations are very diverse, based on games, improvisations, children books stories, everyday life or abstract themes as well as current issues like climate change and climate justice.

 

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