In C with Sasha Waltz & Guests

December 10December 12, 20217:00pm

Berlin, Germany

On December 10-12, 2021 at radialsystem Berlin, the Bang on a Can All-Stars will give their first performances abroad since the pandemic. Celebrated German dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests present their latest work, In C, for the first time with live music, performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars. In C is a brand new dynamic dance work based on Terry Riley’s revolutionary and open composition by the same name. Sasha Waltz and her dancers developed choreographic material that mirrors the variable structure of the original score and therefore always leaves room for new variants.

The December 12 performance will also be live-streamed on

Sasha Waltz explains her vision for the project: “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.”

In Person, Dec 10-12, Berlin

Live online, Dec 12,

Program for the Dec 10 Bang on a Can All-Stars performance:

  • David Lang, sunray*
  • Michael Gordon, Gene takes a drink*
  • Nick Dunston, Fainting is Down, Whooshing is Up*
  • Julia Wolfe, Believing
  • Meredith Monk, Spaceship (arr. Michael Gordon)*
  • Steve Martland, Horses of Instruction*

*Berlin Premiere