In Sasha Waltz' choreography »Kreatur«, dance is the result of tensions between creatures who share the same habitat. Collective experiences of turmoil, ecstasy and the seeking of shelter merge the dancers into one single creature, which breaks back again into separate fates, drifting into new conflicts and connections. States of power and powerlessness, dominance and weakness, community and isolation, sickness and desire all appear as facets within nature's iridescence. The struggling of these creatures with the chaos of their own impulses reflects the private and societal challenges of our present.
»Kreatur« is an interplay of artistic voices which share a decisively interdisciplinary approach. The sculptural, organic as well as technoid costumes were created by Iris van Herpen. The Dutch fashion designer is known throughout the world for her progressive work which combines traditional craft with digital technology. Urs Schönebaum designs lighting concepts for stagings at theatres and opera houses, art exhibitions, performances and installations worldwide, working with artists such as Marina Abramović, Robert Wilson and Michael Haneke. The musicians of Soundwalk Collective (Berlin/New York) create genre-dissolving sound compositions, using methods from the fields of anthropology, ethnography and psychogeography. Recently they were represented at documenta 14 in Athens/Kassel and collaborated with Patti Smith on the album »Killer Road«.
The filmic version of the choreography was filmed in December 2017 at the radialsystem in Berlin and received its first broadcast on arte/ZDF in the frame of the 25th anniversary of the dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests in September 2018.
Production: Sasha Waltz & Guests
Choreography: Sasha Waltz
Composition: Soundwalk Collective
Cast: Liza Alpízar Aguilar, Jirí Bartovanec, Davide Camplani, Clémentine Deluy, Peggy Grelat-Dupont, Hwanhee Hwang, Annapaola Leso, Nicola Mascia, Thusnelda Mercy, Virgis Puodziunas, Zaratiana Randrianantenaina, Yael Schnell, Corey Scott-Gilbert, Claudia de Serpa Soares
Original Title: Kreatur
Original Language: No dialogue
Film Production Country: Germany
Website: Sasha Waltz & Guests