Walk the Walk

Music Theatre for Four Performers, Treadmills, Objects, Light and Smoke
Duration ca. 90 minutes
2020

The starting point for this performance is the act of walking: one of the simplest actions that can take place on a theatre stage, merely a way to get from stage left to stage right or a sample of everyday life. But it is also inherently musical and inseparable from the notions of pulse, speed, rhythm, direction, synchronicity, and kinetic energy. Walking can define a space, carry semantics and expectations, and is not without reason a historically favourite theme of comedians on stage, film and TV, ranging from understatement to slapstick.
“Walking is a means of forward movement for those organic beings with voluntary movement and feet”, it says in the Brockhaus Encyclopaedia from 1837. Only later thanks to the invention of photography and film were scientists able to visualise and understand the complexity of the movements and juxtapositions of balance involved. Inspired by the experimental settings of the godfather of movement studies Étienne-Jules Marey, Simon Steen-Andersen sets out to deconstruct the phenomenon of walking as theatrical and musical material in a virtuosic game of causality and stage mechanics.

Commissioned by Staatsoper Berlin, Gare du Nord (Basel), Musica Strasbourg and KLANG (Copenhagen)
Written for ENSEMBLE THIS | ENSEMBLE THAT

-> Link to short interview about Walk the Walk: https://edition-s.dk/news/simon-steen-andersen-danish-premiere-of-walk-the-walk

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Sep 24, 2023
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Klangspuren Schwaz
Innsbruch
Austria
Sep 23, 2023
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Klangspuren Schwaz
Innsbruch
Austria
Sep 8, 2022
19:30
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper Berlin / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Sep 7, 2022
19:30
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper Berlin / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Sep 6, 2022
19:30
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper Berlin / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Sep 4, 2022
19:30
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper Berlin / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Sep 3, 2022
19:30
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper Berlin / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Sep 2, 2022
19:30
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper Berlin / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Jun 18, 2022
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Takkelloftet / Royal Opera
Copenhagen
Denmark
Jun 17, 2022
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Takkelloftet / Royal Opera
Copenhagen
Denmark
Oct 25, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Gare du Nord
Basel
Swtizerland
Oct 24, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Gare du Nord
Basel
Switzerland
Oct 22, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Gare du Nord
Basel
Switzerland
Oct 3, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Pôle Sud / Festival Musica
Strasbourg
France
Oct 2, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Pôle Sud / Festival Musica
Strasbourg
France
Sep 15, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Sep 13, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Sep 10, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Walk the Walk

Music Theatre for Four Performers, Treadmills, Objects, Light and Smoke
Duration ca. 90 minutes
2020

The starting point for this performance is the act of walking: one of the simplest actions that can take place on a theatre stage, merely a way to get from stage left to stage right or a sample of everyday life. But it is also inherently musical and inseparable from the notions of pulse, speed, rhythm, direction, synchronicity, and kinetic energy. Walking can define a space, carry semantics and expectations, and is not without reason a historically favourite theme of comedians on stage, film and TV, ranging from understatement to slapstick.
“Walking is a means of forward movement for those organic beings with voluntary movement and feet”, it says in the Brockhaus Encyclopaedia from 1837. Only later thanks to the invention of photography and film were scientists able to visualise and understand the complexity of the movements and juxtapositions of balance involved. Inspired by the experimental settings of the godfather of movement studies Étienne-Jules Marey, Simon Steen-Andersen sets out to deconstruct the phenomenon of walking as theatrical and musical material in a virtuosic game of causality and stage mechanics.

Commissioned by Staatsoper Berlin, Gare du Nord (Basel), Musica Strasbourg and KLANG (Copenhagen)
Written for ENSEMBLE THIS | ENSEMBLE THAT

-> Link to short interview about Walk the Walk: https://edition-s.dk/news/simon-steen-andersen-danish-premiere-of-walk-the-walk

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Sep 24, 2023
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Klangspuren Schwaz
Innsbruch
Austria
Sep 23, 2023
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Klangspuren Schwaz
Innsbruch
Austria
Sep 8, 2022
19:30
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper Berlin / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Sep 7, 2022
19:30
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper Berlin / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Sep 6, 2022
19:30
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper Berlin / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Sep 4, 2022
19:30
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper Berlin / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Sep 3, 2022
19:30
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper Berlin / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Sep 2, 2022
19:30
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper Berlin / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Jun 18, 2022
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Takkelloftet / Royal Opera
Copenhagen
Denmark
Jun 17, 2022
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Takkelloftet / Royal Opera
Copenhagen
Denmark
Oct 25, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Gare du Nord
Basel
Swtizerland
Oct 24, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Gare du Nord
Basel
Switzerland
Oct 22, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Gare du Nord
Basel
Switzerland
Oct 3, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Pôle Sud / Festival Musica
Strasbourg
France
Oct 2, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Pôle Sud / Festival Musica
Strasbourg
France
Sep 15, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Sep 13, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Sep 10, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Walk the Walk

Music Theatre for Four Performers, Treadmills, Objects, Light and Smoke
Duration ca. 90 minutes
2020

The starting point for this performance is the act of walking: one of the simplest actions that can take place on a theatre stage, merely a way to get from stage left to stage right or a sample of everyday life. But it is also inherently musical and inseparable from the notions of pulse, speed, rhythm, direction, synchronicity, and kinetic energy. Walking can define a space, carry semantics and expectations, and is not without reason a historically favourite theme of comedians on stage, film and TV, ranging from understatement to slapstick.
“Walking is a means of forward movement for those organic beings with voluntary movement and feet”, it says in the Brockhaus Encyclopaedia from 1837. Only later thanks to the invention of photography and film were scientists able to visualise and understand the complexity of the movements and juxtapositions of balance involved. Inspired by the experimental settings of the godfather of movement studies Étienne-Jules Marey, Simon Steen-Andersen sets out to deconstruct the phenomenon of walking as theatrical and musical material in a virtuosic game of causality and stage mechanics.

Commissioned by Staatsoper Berlin, Gare du Nord (Basel), Musica Strasbourg and KLANG (Copenhagen)
Written for ENSEMBLE THIS | ENSEMBLE THAT

-> Link to short interview about Walk the Walk: https://edition-s.dk/news/simon-steen-andersen-danish-premiere-of-walk-the-walk

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Sep 24, 2023
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Klangspuren Schwaz
Innsbruch
Austria
Sep 23, 2023
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Klangspuren Schwaz
Innsbruch
Austria
Sep 8, 2022
19:30
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper Berlin / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Sep 7, 2022
19:30
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper Berlin / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Sep 6, 2022
19:30
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper Berlin / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Sep 4, 2022
19:30
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper Berlin / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Sep 3, 2022
19:30
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper Berlin / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Sep 2, 2022
19:30
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper Berlin / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Jun 18, 2022
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Takkelloftet / Royal Opera
Copenhagen
Denmark
Jun 17, 2022
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Takkelloftet / Royal Opera
Copenhagen
Denmark
Oct 25, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Gare du Nord
Basel
Swtizerland
Oct 24, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Gare du Nord
Basel
Switzerland
Oct 22, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Gare du Nord
Basel
Switzerland
Oct 3, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Pôle Sud / Festival Musica
Strasbourg
France
Oct 2, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Pôle Sud / Festival Musica
Strasbourg
France
Sep 15, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Sep 13, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany
Sep 10, 2020
Walk the Walk
Ensemble This Ensemble That
Staatsoper / Orchesterprobensaal
Berlin
Germany