The acclaimed German dance company, Sasha Waltz & Guests, will celebrate the US premiere of its critically hailed dance film Kreatur, directed by Bettina Borgfeld and Jochen Sandigat at the historic Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on October 22nd, 2018. The film premiere and after party are the closing night event of the 12th Annual German Currents Film Festival, a project of the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles.
For Kreatur, Sasha Waltz with her 14 dancers examines the phenomena of existence against the background of a disrupted society: power and a lack of power, dominance and weakness, freedom and control, community and isolation.
Kreatur is the first collaboration of Sasha Waltz with Iris van Herpen, Urs Schönebaum and Soundwalk Collective – all four of them do interdisciplinary work and seek exchange across artistic and academic fields.
The film is a co-production by Sasha Waltz & Guests and the ZDF in cooperation with ARTE. Kreatur is a production of Sasha Waltz & Guests in coproduction with Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Les Théatres de la Ville Luxembourg and Opéra de Dijon. Made in Radialsystem. Sasha Waltz & Guests is funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.