Sasha Waltz: Medea Frieze

16.10.2007 to 04.11.2007


16th - 25th October and 29th October - 4th November 2007 at the Pergamon Museum

A Sasha Waltz & Guests Production

In Sasha Waltz's choreography for the opera 'Medea', premiered on 16th September 2007 at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, her composition of the 'Medea Frieze' fills the entire width of the stage with a film projection. To step out of the relief into the space, and to detach the character from the myth, were the original concerns in the choreographer's preoccupation with 'Medea'. As an installation, the tableau vivant - a filmic document of a dance event that moves between petrification and animation - returns to the location which inspired this part of Sasha Waltz's work: the Pergamon altar. Previously, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Roman contracts, the company Sasha Waltz & Guests had developed the project 'Pergamon Museum Dialogues' here and first performed it as part of the 'European Night of Beauty'.