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With the Staatsballett Berlin, Sasha Waltz has created a new work for dance and music. The choreographer commissioned the renowned composer Georg Friedrich Haas to compose original ballet music for a joint creation. After numerous operas, this is Haas' first official stage work for dance.Written for a large symphonic cast of the Staatskapelle Berlin, the composition creates space for parts which are determined by dance, creating an intertwined connection between musical language and the dancers' body language.

SYM-PHONIE 2020
SYM-PHONIE 2020 © Promo

Georg Friedrich Haas ranks amongst the most successful contemporary music composers. His success is due in part to having dedicated himself to the utopian idea – "yet unattainable in its perfection" – of creating new music that is both expressive and soothing – not despite but precisely because it is new.

The concept behind the piece is based upon the inspiring encounter between various art disciplines and, in the tradition of dance history, has become its artistic principle: music, dance and visual arts have been merged into a full-length work by Sasha Waltz and her team which was set to premiere at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in 2020. After its initial run it had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, it will now celebrate its world premiere two years later.
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Participating artists
Sasha Waltz (Konzept und Choreographie)
Georg Friedrich Haas (Musik)
Pia Maier Schriever (Bühnenbild)
Bernd Skodzig (Kostüme)
David Finn (Licht)
Ilan Volkov (Musikalische Leitung)
Staatskapelle Berlin
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Staatsoper Unter den Linden
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Staatsoper Unter den Linden