New beginnings at two of Germany's best-known dance companies as Sasha Waltz in
Berlin and Adolphe Binder at the Pina Bausch ensemble in Wuppertal present new programs.
People get out of their seats and waltz in
the aisles spontaneously.
Strauss wrote over 500 waltzes, polkas, and quadrilles and was largely responsible for the popularity of the waltz in
Vienna during the 19th Century.
Chapman does a rearranged O Holy Night as a sprightly waltz in
her trademark style, but the highlight is Vanessa Williams' inclusion.
At the end men and women waltz around Caspersen, all in their own great skirts--love and death in Venice, the great cosmic waltz in
2001--but here the dance is also outraged, scatological, nonsensical, abusive.
The number of couples competing has grown from six to 10, making for a longer run (and tonight's premiere will be two hours long, so they don't have to waltz in