Archive: Tanztage Berlin 2020
Sasha Amaya

Sasha Amaya brings baroque dances into the present and investigates their similarities with contemporary dance. Direct gaze, the fetishization of the amateur and a self-conscious relationship between music and movement. She also poses the question of how we deal with cultural practices: To whom do these dances belong? And what does it mean to experience European dance with a non-European gaze? A poetic study of the darkness, frivolity and beauty of baroque dance history from today’s perspective.


SASHA AMAYA studied dance, music and architecture in Canada and the UK. In 2018/2019 she was a resident at L’abbaye du Royaumont for studio-based research across music and dance.

DURATION 30 minutes CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY Sasha Amaya PERFORMANCE Sasha Amaya, Falk Grever Costume Rike Zöllner Light Design Hanna Kritten Tangsoo Vocal Coaching Alessio Castellacci DRAMATURGICAl SUPPORT Alexandra Hennig HISTORIOGRAPHICAL SUPPORT Anna Leon

A production by Sasha Amaya in co-produktion with SOPHIENSÆLE. The Tanztage Berlin are produced by SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Supportet by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore, mapping dance and Tanzfabrik Berlin e.V. Media partners: taz.die tageszeitung, Zitty, ExBerliner. The audiodescription is carried out in cooperation with mapping dance berlin, part of the project Attention Dance II. From 2018 until 2021 the project is funded by the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE) and the State of Berlin.