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The Arts Intel Report

A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler
A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler

Dido and Aeneas, by Henry Purcell

Aug 18 – Nov 10, 2019
Unter den Linden 7, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Sasha Waltz’s choreography is raw and conceptual, her dancers often unclothed, their bodies braving extreme situations that pose existential questions. So it should be interesting to see Waltz’s staging of a Baroque opera, shapely and contained, and not just any Baroque opera, but Purcell’s rose-cut diamond of 1689, the tragic tale of Dido and Aeneas. Waltz will soon begin co-directing, along with Johannes Ohman, the Staatsballett Berlin. —L.J.