Continue reading “Among Lifeless Master-Pieces”
“Messa da Requiem” is a 2016 work setting ballet to Verdi’s choral and orchestral score. Choreographer/director Christian Spuck revives the work with the Staatsballett Berlin and Rundfunkchor Berlin, for this premiere on 14 April 2023 at Deutsche Oper.
Continue reading “Treading through sticky power dynamics”
Two Swedish choreographers of two different generations, Mats Ek (b. 1945) and Alexander Ekman (b. 1984), share a total of six evenings of performances (Three in February and three in March) at Deutsche Oper. “A Sort Of…” by Ek and “Cacti” by Ekman is performed by Staatsballett Berlin and premiered on 16 February 2023.
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LAS (Light Art Space) is presenting This is Not a Love Show, a series of dance performances at Kraftwerk Berlin by choreographers Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar. The six performances run between December 2021 and January 2022 and include the Berlin-premiere of “Soul Chain” and “Promise” performed by tanzmainz, “Half Life” performed by the Staatsballet Berlin (2018), and L-E-V Dance Company will present the trilogy “LOV3” from its repertoire in their first Berlin appearance. “Soul Chain”, created for and performed by tanzmainz dance company, opened the series last weekend featuring a choreography explicitly engaged with techno and a corporeal understanding of multidirectional bodies.
Continue reading “Back to the Classics”
Event cancellations due to Covid-19 measures didn’t just affect the dance scene. How did major theaters respond during the pandemic? A brief glimpse at the Staatsballett Berlin to mark Polina Semionova’s appearance in the concert performance of Camille Saint-Saëns’ “The Carnival of the Animals” at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.
Continue reading “On the Surface of Love”
The Staatsballett Berlin dances John Cranko’s “Romeo and Juliet”, a layer cake of virtuosic duos, festive dances, and group chaos.
Continue reading “Costume, Set, and Song Cycles at the Staatsballett Berlin”
The Staatsballett Berlin closes its season—and its leadership by Nacho Duato—with a final programme of works from Gentian Doda, Marco Goecke, and Duato