Staatsballett Berlin: Don Juan – Ballet by Giorgio Madia

Don Juan is one of the most dazzling figures in European cultural history. His origins are unclear, but since the early baroque period the legend surrounding his seductive powers and the inevitable punishment this brings him forms the centre of dramas as well as comedies. He provided improvisation-based folk theatres and puppet theatres with material… Continue reading Staatsballett Berlin: Don Juan – Ballet by Giorgio Madia

Romeo und Julia – Ballet in three acts

Almost no other material has been so often adapted to the dance stage as that of William Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET. One of the most often-performed dance adaptations is the one by John Cranko. His version, created in 1962 for the Stuttgart Ballet, has gone down in ballet history. And with good reason: with his… Continue reading Romeo und Julia – Ballet in three acts

24 Hours in a Berlin ballerina’s life (as seen on Instagram)

Patricia Zhou is a ballet dancer at the Staatsballett Berlin. She also runs a food blog, The Ballerina Chef. She does modelling for Adidas and others. She is hyperactive on numerous social media channels including Instagram and Twitter. Oh, and she sells her own homebaked cakes at a Thai market in West Berlin on Sundays!… Continue reading 24 Hours in a Berlin ballerina’s life (as seen on Instagram)

Duato | Forsythe | Goecke

This ballet-evening is composed of works of three of the most significant choreographers of our time. Nacho Duato’s creation ARCANGELO is a choreography which had its world premiere in 2000 and which is one of the master pieces of the Spanish choreographer. William Forsythe’s HERMAN SCHMERMAN is from 1992 and is nowadays in the contemporary… Continue reading Duato | Forsythe | Goecke

Ratmansky | Welch Choreographies by Alexei Ratmansky and Stanton Welch

Alexei Ratmansky, a long-time colleague of Vladimir Malakhov, worked for many years at the Bolshoi Ballet as a dancer, choreographer, and ballet director. Now living in the USA, he enjoys substantial international success as a choreographer. He is entrusting the Staatsballett Berlin with his playful ballet divertissement NAMOUNA, which premièred at the New York City… Continue reading Ratmansky | Welch Choreographies by Alexei Ratmansky and Stanton Welch

The Nights at Deutsche Oper

“One Thousand and One Nights”, the collection of stories from the Orient, forms the focus of this ballet, newly choreographed by Angelin Preljocaj for the Staatsballett Berlin and staged as a coproduction with his own company, the Ballet Preljocaj. With this work, which fills an entire evening, he investigates those motifs hidden within the Arabian,… Continue reading The Nights at Deutsche Oper

Ballerina Patricia Zhou featured on Adidas My Girls

From the Adidas web site: From the moment she wakes up until she goes to sleep at night, Patti Zhou has ballet on her mind. In between, you’ll find her training, at least four hours of ballet class every day. Plies, tondus and pirouettes: it’s a routine she’s honed over time through hard work and… Continue reading Ballerina Patricia Zhou featured on Adidas My Girls

Malakhov & Friends – The Final Ballet Gala

In the great, international world of ballet, gala events play an important role: they are a meeting place for the elite of the dance world; they are glamorous social events, and they serve as a melting pot for the new and the traditional, for young talent and big stars. Many trends which have shaped the… Continue reading Malakhov & Friends – The Final Ballet Gala