Sasha Waltz and John Öhman take over the direction of the Staatsballett Berlin in 2019

Berlin-based choreographer Sasha Waltz and the director of the Royal Swedish Ballet Stockholm, Johannes Öhman, will jointly take over the direction of the Staatsballett Berlin as co-directors in the summer of 2019. They follow Nacho Duato, whose contract expires in July 2019. The Governing Major of Berlin, Michael Müller, made this announcement today at a… Continue reading Sasha Waltz and John Öhman take over the direction of the Staatsballett Berlin in 2019

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Staatsballett Berlin goes on holiday

Staatsballett Berlin writes on Facebook: After the last performance of the beloved classic “Sleeping Beauty” on 09 July 2016, the Staatsballett Berlin closes its doors for the #summerholidays. We will return on 11 September 2016 for the new 2016/2017 season with “Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness” at the Komische Oper Berlin. The first premiere… Continue reading Staatsballett Berlin goes on holiday

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Great As I Am – Muhammad Ali Theatre at the Norwegian Opera House

The Oslo-based theatre company Nordic Black Theatre visits the Opera with a dance drama about the legendary American boxer Muhammad Ali, who won the world heavyweight boxing title several times. Great as I am takes Muhammad Ali’s life as its starting point, and tells the story of the man who became a voice for the… Continue reading Great As I Am – Muhammad Ali Theatre at the Norwegian Opera House

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Edwaard Liang: “Dancing In The Street” (Music by David Bowie)

The Washington Ballet Company Premiere Rounding out the diverse program is a World Premiere choreographed by Edwaard Liang and set to sections of music composed by Gabriel Gaffney Smith, intermixed with selections from rock legend David Bowie. Edwaard Liang explores the consummate musical enigma, David Bowie, and his ongoing reinvention of his iconic persona as… Continue reading Edwaard Liang: “Dancing In The Street” (Music by David Bowie)

Dancing Free of Poverty – Ballet in Manila

Fourteen year old Christian Torreres dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer – the only way to save his family from a life of poverty. Right now they live on the biggest garbage site in Manila. How does Christian cope with the permanent contrast between misery and glamour?

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The darker side of the Bolshoi ballet

We meet the film-makers who got the inside story of the acid attack on the company’s artistic director Sergei Filin. Film-makers Nick Read and Mark Franchetti join in the studio.

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