Human Requiem


Human Requiem is a concert and dance performance created by German director Jochen Sandig and choreographer Sasha Waltz. It is based on Johannes Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, which Sandig followed to the letter and at the same time transformed into an extraordinary concert event featuring 60 singers of the Rundfunkchor Berlin, soprano Marlis Petersen and baritone Benjamin Appl, Angela Gassenhuber and Philip Mayers on the piano, as well as three dancers of the dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests. Set at the ancient sanctuary of Eleusis, the performance becomes an open communal space of collective catharsis, where text and body, space and sound, merge into a single work of art. The production was awarded the Classical:NEXT Innovation Award, while the New York Times acclaimed it as “an anthem for our time”.

Additional Info

  • No: A85050004
  • Composer: Johannes Brahms
  • Conductor: Gijs Leenaars
  • Artists: Marlis Petersen, Benjamin Appl, Angela Gassenhuber, Philip Mayers, Rundfunkchor Berlin
  • Production year: 2023
  • Run time: 01:08:00
  • Director: Creative Director: Jochen Sandig
  • Producers: European Capital of Culture Eleusis 2023, Rundfunkchor Berlin, World Human Forum Greece, Office for Foreign Affairs Germany
  • Format: 4K
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