Körper

Sasha Waltz & Guests, nachtaktivfilm, ZDF/arte/ZDFtheaterkanal 2000 59 Min

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Life’s substance can be pulled this way and that, thrown about, piled up and dissected. Through a sober recognition of the body’s materiality, the choreography »Körper« tries to understand the fundamental split imposed on us by our physical nature. It interrogates cultural templates for movement, brutal forms of pleasure, enhanced performance and cosmetic improvement: the body regarded as a resource. Why do we treat our fragility with such severity? Why do our accounts of our own bodies always bypass what we actually feel? Naked to the skeleton, to the kidneys, the piece submits the body to an even more radical undressing: the removal of the names which afflict and conceal it at every turn. Twisting and turning the body, taking it down wrong paths, over and over again this choreography begins the work of a genuine making-visible. The body appears as something never before seen.

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Production: Sasha Waltz & Guests, nachtaktivfilm, ZDF/arte/ZDFtheaterkanal

Choreography: Sasha Waltz

Composition: Hans Peter Kuhn

Cast: Davide Camplani, Nadia Cusimano, Lisa Densem, Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola, Luc Dunberry, Nicola Mascia, Grayson Millwood, Joaquin NaBi Olsson, Virgis Puodziunas, Claudia de Serpa Soares, Takako Suzuki, Laurie Young, Sigal Zouk-Harder

Original Title: Körper

Original Language: No dialogue

Film Production Country: Germany

 

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