„In C“ is a colorful excursion into the world of minimal music. In 2021, Sasha Waltz & Guests initiated a novel artistic process with Terry Riley's „In C“ (1964) as a musical foundation. Based on Terry Riley's revolutionary and open composition of the same name, Sasha Waltz and her dancers developed choreographic material that follows a similarly variable structure, thereby leaving room for perpetually new variations.
„The score of „In C“ consists of fifty-three musical phrases and reads like stage directions for musicians. The thought of translating these detailed instructions into dance through a choreographic exploration of the music appealed to me. The result is an experimental system of fifty-three movement phrases for a structured improvisation with clear rules and laws. The length of the piece remains variable, as does the number of musicians and dancers.“