German dance- theatre company. It was founded in 1993 by Sasha Waltz (b Karlsruhe, 8 Mar. 1963) in collaboration with Jochen Sandig, a year after Waltz became artist in residence at Kunstlerhaus Bethanian. Waltz trained with a student of Wigman, then in New York (1986–7) danced with Yoshiko Chuma's School of Hard Knocks and others. Her new ensemble resulted from a period of collaboration between dancers, musicians, and visual artists and in the first three years she and Sandig produced the multi-media piece Travelogue-Trilogy. In 1996 they founded the Sophiensaele as a centre for experimental theatre and dance, their works including Zweiland (1997). In 1999 Waltz and Sandig became directors of the Schaubühne in Berlin, creating Kürper (2000) and noBody (2002), among others. In 2005 the company reverted to independent status, with a permanent ensemble of performers and a wide group of associate artists. Recent works include Dido and Aeneas (2005), a staging of Purcell's opera that featured dancers in a water tank.
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