Due to scheduling conflicts, Ms. Sasha Waltz will not be able to travel to Singapore. Sasha has sent this note of apology:
“I am very happy that our dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests from Berlin will present for the first time my work at SIFA. Körper will hopefully open new visions on the human body from different perspectives to the audience.
Due to unexpected urgent matters concerning my new position as General Director of the National Ballett Berlin I will be unable to travel personally to Singapore this time. I am sending all the best greetings to our public and wish you two wonderful performances.” Sasha Waltz
While we will not be able to proceed with the In Conversation session with Sasha, the co-founder and director of Sasha Waltz & Guests, Jochen Sandig, has kindly agreed to step in. As the dramaturg on Körper, Jochen knows this work intimately, as well as all the productions that the company has done. He will also give insights to the diverse range of collaborations that they have had over the years to create critically-acclaimed work.
Joining him will be Portuguese Dancer Claudia de Serpa Soares, one of the dancers of Körper.
Körper by Sasha Waltz & Hans Peter Kuhn, will be staged at the Esplanade Theatre on 31 May and 1 June 2019 at 8pm.
About Jochen Sandig
Jochen Sandig was born in Esslingen, Germany. In 1990 he moved to Berlin to study psychology and philosophy. Following the founding of the Tacheles Art Centre in 1990, he founded together with Sasha Waltz Sasha Waltz & Guests in 1993. In 1996 he co-founded Sophiensaele, an independent venue for dance and theatre productions in Berlin-Mitte, which he directed until 1999. From 2000 to 2004 Jochen Sandig was a member of the artistic direction as well as a dramaturge at the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz. Since 2004 he has been the director of the independent Sasha Waltz & Guests GmbH. In 2006, together with Folkert Uhde, Jochen Sandig founded Radialsystem V. In February 2012 he celebrated his first direction work with human requiem, a staging of Johannes Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem in cooperation with the Rundfunkchor in Berlin and Simon Halsey. Since its premiere the production travelled to Hamburg, Amsterdam, Adelaide, Paris, Granada, Rotterdam, Athens, Hong-Kong and New York. The production was awarded with the Classical Next Innovation Award 2016. As a social and political activist he became the co-founder of World Human Forum in Delphi, Greece. In 2020, Jochen Sandig will become artistic and executive director of the Ludwigsburg Festival (Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele) in South-West of Germany.
(Photo © Jean-Baptiste Millot)
Don't miss Körper by Sasha Waltz & Hans Peter Kuhn taking place on 31 May & 1 Jun, Fri & Sat at Esplanade Theatre.