• Eight dancers stand on a dark stage. Their lower bodies are oriented backwards, while their upper bodies and raised arms are turned in to the right. A dancer in the center stands in the spotlight and looks forward.

    3 Choreografen | Can Arslan, Ricardo Fernando, Roberto Scafati | © Ray Behringer

  • Four dancers in blue shirts are standing on a dark stage. They stand in a bent position with their right arm raised to their head.

    3 Choreografen | Can Arslan, Ricardo Fernando, Roberto Scafati | © Ray Behringer

  • Three dancers in colorful costumes are standing half close in the center. Their gaze is directed upwards and their bodies towards each other.

    3 Choreografen | Can Arslan, Ricardo Fernando, Roberto Scafati | © Ray Behringer

  • The figure of the wicked stepmother, dressed all in pink, sits on the right side. The gaze is strictly directed forward and her right foot is stretched out. Cinderella kneels next to it in dirty clothes and paints the stepmother's toenails with an irritated look.

    Cinderella | Can Arslan | © Ray Behringer

  • The picture is colored in dark blue. On the left side, Cinderella is tiredly crouched next to a chair. On the right side, all in white and wearing pointe shoes, stands the fairy godmother, who addresses her.

    Cinderella | Can Arslan | © Ray Behringer

  • In front of a glamorous pink background stands a row of dancers in masquerade ball attire.

    Cinderella | Can Arslan | © Ray Behringer

  • On the right side of the picture, two dancers in frog costumes can be seen. Next to them is a woman in earthy garb, who raises her finger in warning.

    Der Froschkönig | Gabriella Gilardi | © Ray Behringer

  • Three dancers stand in front of a colorful stage background. They look at each other in a curiously while they dance.

    Der Froschkönig | Gabriella Gilardi | © Ray Behringer

  • Three dancers in frog costumes are on stage. Another dancer is on the back of the middle frog. A large golden ball can be seen at the top center of the picture. It is thrown between the other two frogs.

    Der Froschkönig | Gabriella Gilardi | © Ray Behringer

  • A red-haired dancer is sitting on the floor. She wears black suit pants, a white shirt and black suspenders. She holds her hands in front of her face so that only her torn right eye is visible.

    Nachtraum | Can Arslan | © Ray Behringer

  • A dancer leans with her hands on two white cloths on the floor. Her legs hang bent in the air. She rests her feet on a black table tilted forward. She is dressed in black pants, a white shirt and black suspenders. Her gaze is directed forward.

    Nachtraum | Can Arslan | © Ray Behringer

  • Four dancers are spread out on a dark stage. They each wear black pants, a white shirt and black suspenders. They are currently in an outstretched position, hands and gaze directed upwards, jumping.

    Nachtraum | Can Arslan | © Ray Behringer

  • In the center of the stage there is a man in a gray costume with a fixed gaze forward. On the floor around him, on both sides, lie a total of seven dancers. They have their eyes fixed on a cake in front of them. In the background you can see a well-filled clothes rail and a person in a black costume with an owl mask sitting on a chair.

    Schwanensee | Can Arslan | © Ray Behringer

  • The image is dipped in red wavy lines. In the foreground a person is jumping with their legs spread and their eyes directed to the ceiling. In the background there is a dancer in black costume.

    Schwanensee | Can Arslan | © Ray Behringer

  • A dancer in a bent position holds a female dancer. Her upper body is stretched forward. They are wearing bright costumes.

    Schwanensee | Can Arslan | © Ray Behringer

Ballett des Nordharzer Städtebundtheaters

Portrait

The ballet ensemble of the Nordharzer Städtebundtheater currently consists of four dancers. The ensemble's work focuses on classical material of musical theater and ballet, as well as classical modern compositions. For some years now, the platform ‚Junge Choreografen‘ (Young Choreographers) has given each member of the ensemble the opportunity to realize their own choreographies.

 

History and biography

On the ensemble´s history 

Ballet has always been part of the long-standing Halberstädter music theatre tradition. In 1936, director Jakob Ziegler established a permanent full-time ballet ensemble of five dancers, who also performed original dance pieces every season. In the 1950’s, Inge Ungnad started the tradition of performing ‘classical dance evenings’ in place of the revue and variety shows. In the 1970’s and 80’s, under ballet master Peter Tornew and ballet mistress Christel Schröder, the ensemble featured up to 18 dancers. Jaroslaw Jurasz was ballet director and chief choreographer at the Nordharzer Städtebundtheater from 2003 until he died in 2014. From 2015 to 2021, Can Arslan was the ballet director of the company.

 

Images

Three dancers in colorful costumes are standing half close in the center. Their gaze is directed upwards and their bodies towards each other. Eight dancers stand on a dark stage. Their lower bodies are oriented backwards, while their upper bodies and raised arms are turned in to the right. A dancer in the center stands in the spotlight and looks forward.Four dancers in blue shirts are standing on a dark stage. They stand in a bent position with their right arm raised to their head.The figure of the wicked stepmother, dressed all in pink, sits on the right side. The gaze is strictly directed forward and her right foot is stretched out. Cinderella kneels next to it in dirty clothes and paints the stepmother's toenails with an irritated look.The picture is colored in dark blue. On the left side, Cinderella is tiredly crouched next to a chair. On the right side, all in white and wearing pointe shoes, stands the fairy godmother, who addresses her.In front of a glamorous pink background stands a row of dancers in masquerade ball attire.On the right side of the picture, two dancers in frog costumes can be seen. Next to them is a woman in earthy garb, who raises her finger in warning.Three dancers stand in front of a colorful stage background. They look at each other in a curiously while they dance.Three dancers in frog costumes are on stage. Another dancer is on the back of the middle frog. A large golden ball can be seen at the top center of the picture. It is thrown between the other two frogs.A red-haired dancer is sitting on the floor. She wears black suit pants, a white shirt and black suspenders. She holds her hands in front of her face so that only her torn right eye is visible.A dancer leans with her hands on two white cloths on the floor. Her legs hang bent in the air. She rests her feet on a black table tilted forward. She is dressed in black pants, a white shirt and black suspenders. Her gaze is directed forward.Four dancers are spread out on a dark stage. They each wear black pants, a white shirt and black suspenders. They are currently in an outstretched position, hands and gaze directed upwards, jumping.In the center of the stage there is a man in a gray costume with a fixed gaze forward. On the floor around him, on both sides, lie a total of seven dancers. They have their eyes fixed on a cake in front of them. In the background you can see a well-filled clothes rail and a person in a black costume with an owl mask sitting on a chair.The image is dipped in red wavy lines. In the foreground a person is jumping with their legs spread and their eyes directed to the ceiling. In the background there is a dancer in black costume. A dancer in a bent position holds a female dancer. Her upper body is stretched forward. They are wearing bright costumes.

Productions

  • 2021/2022

    2021/2022

    Productions from the 2021/2022 season

    Nacht(t)raum (2020)
    Choreographer: Can Arslan
    Music by Ludovico Einaudi
    Dancers: 4 female dancers, 4 male dancers
    Stage dimensions: 8 m x 7 m
    Duration: approx. 1 hour 15 minutes, no intermission

    Cinderella (2021)
    Choreographer: Can Arslan
    Music by Sergei Prokofiev
    Dancers: 4 female dancers, 4 male dancers
    Stage dimensions: 8 m x 9 m
    Duration: about 1 hour 15 minutes, no intermission

    Der Froschkönig (The Frog Prince) (2021)
    Choreographer: Gabriella Gilardi
    Music by Sebastian Bund
    Dancers: 4 female dancers, 4 male dancers
    Stage dimensions: 8 m x 9 m
    Duration: approx. 1 hour 5 minutes, no intermission

    Schwanensee (Swan Lake) (2020)
    Choreographer: Can Arslan
    Music by Peter Tchaikovsky, performed by the Harzer Sinfoniker
    Dancers: 6 female dancers, 4 male dancers
    Stage dimensions: 8 m x 9 m
    Duration: approx. 2 hours, one intermission

    3 Choreografen (3 choreographers) (2022)
    Choreographers: Can Arslan, Ricardo Fernando, Roberto Scafati
    Dancers: 4 female dancers, 4 male dancers
    Stage dimensions: 8 m x 9 m

  • 2020/2021

    2020/2021

    Productions from the 2020/2021 season

    Nacht(t)raum (2020)
    Choreographer: Can Arslan
    Music by Ludovico Einaudi
    Dancers: 4 female dancers, 4 male dancers
    Stage dimensions: 8 m x 7 m
    Duration: approx. 1 hour 15 minutes, no intermission

  • 2019/2020

    2019/2020

    Productions from the 2019/2020 season

    Salome (Kammertanzabend) (2019)

    Choreography: Can Arslan, music: Sebastian Bund, stage: 8m x 7m

    8 dancers, duration ca. 60 min.

    Die Schöne und das Biest (Märchenballett) (2019)

    Choreography: Can Arslan, music: Sebastian Bund, stage: 8m x 9m

    8 dancers and children´s ballet, duration ca. 60 min.

    Schwanensee (2020)

    Choreography: Can Arslan, music: P. I. Tschaikowsky

    stage: 8m x 9m, 10 dancers and Orchester des Nordharzer Städtebundtheaters

  • previous seasons

    previous seasons

    Productions from the 2018/2019 season

    Pandora (2018)
    Choreography: Can Arslan, music: Béla Bartók among others, stage: 8m x 7m
    8 dancers, duration ca. 60 min.

    Die kleine Meeresjungfrau (2018)
    Choreography: Can Arslan, music: Sebastian Bund, stage 8m x 9m
    7 dancers, duration ca. 60 min.

    Mozart-Requiem (2019)
    Choreography: Can Arslan, music: Wolfang Amadeus Mozart, opera choir and support choir from the Nordharzer Städtebundtheater, stage: 8m x 9m
    7 dancers

     

    Productions from the 2017/2018 season:

    Premiers

    Carmen (2018)
    Choreography: Can Arslan, music: Georges Bizet i.a. Orchester des Nordharzer Städtebundtheaters
    8 dancers TBC, stage: 8 x 9 m

     

    Repetoire
    Hänsel und Gretel (2017)
    Choreography: Can Arslan, music: Basti Bund
    8 dancers, children's ballet (6 girls), stage: 8 x 9 m, duration ca. 60 min
    Traumfänger (Kammertanzabend)
    Choreography: Can Arslan, Ingrid Magriña Martinez, Masami Fukushima, Vinicius Augusto Menezes da Silva, music: Nils Frahm, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Damián Rieza Muñoz, Greg Haines, Max Richter
    8 dancers, stage: 8 x 7, duration: ca. 70 min

     

    Productions from the 2015/2016 season

    Stars

    Choreography: Francisco Sanchez Martinez

    8 participants, 80 min

    Der Nussknacker

    Choreography: Can Arslan, music: Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowsky

    8 participants, 70 min

    Coppélia

    Choreography: Can Arslan, music: Léo Delibes

     

    Productions from the 2014/2015 season

    Peer Gynt (2014)
    Choreography: Can Arslan, music: Edvard Grieg
    10 participants, 90 min

    Die Schneekönigin (2014)
    Choreography: Alexandre Tourinho, music: Joachim Kielpinski
    20 participants, 60 min

    Strawinsky-Abend (2014)
    Choreography: Francisco Sanchez Martinez, music: Igor Strawinsky
    10 participants, 120 min 

    Productions from the 2013/2014 season

    Giselle (2014)
    Choreography: Anna Vila, music: Adolphe Adam, orchestra of the Nordharzer Städtebundtheater
    15 participants, orchestra of the Nordharzer Städtebundtheater, 120 min

    Schneewittchen (2013)
    Choreography: Jaroslaw Jurasz, music: Joachim Kielpinski
    20 participants, 60 min 

    Triptychon (2013)
    Choreography: Jaroslaw Jurasz, Martin Kaempf, music: Paul Hindemith, Gustav Holst, F. Chopin
    10 participants, 120 min

Materials

 

Der Froschkönig

Contact

Nordharzer Städtebundtheater
Ballettdirektion
Spiegelstr. 20a
38820 Halberstadt
 

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