Körper

29 & 30.06. ▸ 20:00 ▸ sans entracte ▸ Grand Théâtre ▸ www.theatres.lu

German choreographer and dancer 
Sasha Waltz is one of the most important figures in contemporary dance. A fundamental figure on the German dance scene, and often seen as the heir to Pina Bausch, she imprints her own unique style on all the themes she addresses. A frequent performer at the Grand Théâtre, Sasha Waltz returns to Luxembourg to present Körper, one of the most important pieces 
in her repertoire.

Körper (body) was created in 2000 and is the first part of a trilogy – composed also of S and noBody – that brought the choreographer international recognition. The piece, which centres on the theme of the body, is characterised by a total absence of narrative and characters. Nothing here 
is narrated if not set in movement or the exhibition of “pure flesh”. The body is therefore sometimes an anatomical object, almost entering the surgical sphere, 
and at other times it defines the border between abstraction and surrealism.

There are no people in the world 
of Körper, if not the body itself, the body in person: exposed, naked and stripped, 
at once subject and object. These delirious visions of a clinical body, located between intimacy and absurdity, solemnity and comedy, recount the carnal metamorphoses of an imaginary laid bare and a humanity without refuge.