She is a luminary of contemporary dance. Now, Sasha Waltz honours The Göteborg Ballet her poetic and striking work noBody.

Dance performance by Sasha Waltz

The first work in her triptych, Körper (Body), portrayed the human anatomy and physique, the following with the title S, examined the origin of life, Eros and sensuality. noBody portrays the human metaphysical dimensions, takes up feelings associated with our mortality and poses the question: What is the immortal in us? In noBody, Waltz and the dancers seek through the body to highlight the spiritual and non-physical.

The body is our cathedral, a bundle or a cocoon, drum or ringing bell. The title noBody means both “no body” and “nobody”. And nobody is completely alone in this dance work where the dancers move in magically, smoothly flowing formations and complex patterns in an awe-inspiring, evocative scenography. Sorrow and seeking divides and unites. The work can also be seen as a tribute to our ability to hold on to something deeply human within each and every one of us - together. Whereupon the idea of reincarnation runs like an angel through the room.

“Breathtaking and beautiful interplay” Dagens Nyheter

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noBody by SASHA WALTZBernd Uhlig
noBody by SASHA WALTZBernd Uhlig
noBody by SASHA WALTZBernd Uhlig


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Direction and choreography Sasha Waltz
Set Design Thomas Schenk, Sasha Waltz
Music Hans Peter Kuhn
Costume design Bernd Skodzig
Light design Martin Hauk
World premiere 2002, Sasha Waltz & Guests
Length 1 hour and 45 minutes
Dancers 25

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