Dancers from Sasha Waltz & Guests will be performing Travelogue – Twenty to Eight at the Hanoi Opera House on Oct. 2.

The contemporary musical tells the story of a group of five people of different nationalities who live in a tenement and share one kitchen. The kitchen acts as a mirror in which rituals, habits and behaviour partterns are reflected.

Through these reflections a web of relaltionships is woven. The characters run around, neurotic and obsessive in their actions, lonely and lost, unable to find a way out – prisoners of their own social structures.

The contemporary dance was choreographed by Sasha Waltz and premiered in 1993. Sasha Waltz, a German-born director and concept writer, studied with Waltraud Kornhaas and at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam .

She co-founded the company, Sasha Waltz & Guests with Jochen Sandig in 1993. She has received numerous grants and awards, including the 1994 prize for Competition in Groningen and Berliner Zeitung critics’ prize for Travellogue – Twenty to Eight. In September 1999, Waltz was named one of the artistic directors of Berlin ’s Schaubhne am Lehniner Platz.

The troupe of six dancers – Davide Camplani, Edivaldo Ernesto, Mama jeang Kim, Yael Schell and Florencia Lamarca – arrived in Hanoi on Sept.28.

The dress rehearsal at the Hanoi Opera House tomorrow is open to the public. The performance kicks-off at 8pm on Oct. 2.

Free tickets are available at the Goethe Institute Hanoi, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc street , Hanoi./.