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Press Release: UK Premiere of Alexandra Waierstall comes to the Lilian Baylis Studio in June

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Alexandra Waierstall
And here we meet
UK Premiere
Lilian Baylis Studio, EC1R 
Thursday 14 & Friday 15 June at 8pm
Tickets: £17
Ticket Office: 020 7863 8000 or 


German-based choreographer Alexandra Waierstall makes her Sadler’s Wells debut with the UK Premiere of And here we meet, which performs in the Lilian Baylis Studio on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 June.


With an acute sense of musicality and the body’s materiality, Alexandra Waierstall is a distinctive new voice from Germany, who in this piece creates a convincing world with two dancers where new relationships arise between language, movement and space.


Together with dancers Dani Brown, Evangelia Randou and composer HAUSCHKA, Waierstall delves into hidden geographies, abandoned cities and no man’s lands in And here we meet, and investigates the relationship between man and woman, the environment and choreography. The piece, a co-production with tanzhaus nrw, had its premiere in 2016.


Born in England and raised in Cyprus, Alexandra Waierstall is a Düsseldorf-based choreographer and artist. Her conceptual investigations are expressed through choreographies, installations, situations, sounds, texts and images. She has presented her works in theatres, galleries, museums and publications across Europe, Canada, Brazil, Korea and China. Previous choreographic credits include (T)here and After, A city seeking its bodies, Matter of Ages and most recently ANNNA, which premiered in Germany last year. From 2014-16, Waierstall was a Factory Artist at the tanzhaus nrw in Düsseldorf. She co-founded TheArtSpace – a project space for different artistic disciplines in Düsseldorf and also helped create the annual interdisciplinary dance festival NO-BODY in Nicosia, Cyprus. Waierstall received the City of Düsseldorf North Rhine-Westphalia award for Most Promising Artist in 2013. In 2012, she was a finalist for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. 


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