• Blake Works I. Choreography William Forsythe. Photo Stuttgarter Ballett

  • Romeo und Julia. Choreography John Cranko. Photo Roman Novitzky / Stuttgarter Ballett

  • Sospesi. Choreography Vittoria Girelli. Photo Roman Novitzky / Stuttgarter Ballett

Stuttgarter Ballett

Portrait

The Stuttgart Ballet has been dancing at the forefront for over 50 years. The company is made up of 65 dancers from more than 20 nations. Approximately two thirds of the dancers are graduates of the internationally renowned John Cranko Schule, the official school of the Stuttgart Ballet. The broad spectrum of the Stuttgart Ballet’s diverse repertoire encompasses classical ballet, masterpieces of the 20th century and contemporary dance. The number of world premieres the company has presented and the wealth of renowned choreographers who have created new works in Stuttgart is unparalleled anywhere in the world. The company’s multifaceted dancers, who are of the highest quality both technically and dramatically, are popular guests on the world’s most important stages. Intendant Tamas Detrich is particularly interested in nurturing young generation of dancers and aspiring choreographers – as well as introducing dance to children and adolescents through the Stuttgart Ballet YOUNG. The company tours consistently worldwide.

 

 

History and biography

On the ensemble’s history

Ballet in Stuttgart has a long history, rich in tradition, reaching back to the 17th century. 1961 heralded the beginning of a new era with the appointment of choreographer John Cranko (1927-1973) as Artistic Director. Cranko proved himself an ingenious reinventer of the narrative ballet with three legendary new creations: “Romeo and Juliet”, “Onegin” and “The Taming of the Shrew”. At the first US performances by the company in 1969, American critics coined the term “The Stuttgart Ballet Miracle”. From 1976 to 1996, the great ballerina Marcia Haydée directed the company. In 1996, Reid Anderson took over the Stuttgart Ballet as one of the first Ballet Intendants in Germany and was succeeded in September 2018 by Tamas Detrich, who is now Artistic Director of the Swabian company, located in southern Germany.

 

Tamas Detrich

Born in New York, Tamas Detrich is an American of Hungarian descent. He received his initial training at the National Academy of Ballet and Theater Arts, then with David Howard at the Harkness House of Ballet in New York and finally at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart from which he graduated in 1977. In the same year he joined the Stuttgart Ballet where his technical and dramatic abilities were quickly rewarded. He was promoted to soloist in 1980 and principal dancer in 1981. During his 25 years as a dancer with the company he danced all the leading roles in John Cranko’s ballets as well as in works by renowned choreographers. At the beginning of the 2001-02 season, Tamas Detrich became a Ballet Master of the Stuttgart Ballet and retired from dancing at the end of that season. In 2004 Artistic Director Reid Anderson appointed Tamas Detrich Artistic Associate of the Stuttgart Ballet, in 2009 he was appointed Associate Artistic Director of the Stuttgart Ballet. In July 2015 he was unanimously appointed Reid Anderson’s successor by the administrative board of the State Theatre Stuttgart. As of the 2018-19 season he is the new Artistic Director of the Stuttgart Ballet.

“The Stuttgarter Ballett impresses with an outstanding company and a diverse repertoire - from John Crankos masterpieces through to contemporary pieces and  new gripping productions.”

Ballettintendant Tamas Detrich

Productions

  • 2020/2021

    2023/2024

    Productions from the 2023/2024 season

    Romeo und Julia
    Ballet by John Cranko
    Revival on 07 October 2023 in the Opernhaus

    Ballet evening
    REMEMBER ME
    Initials R.B.M.E. by John Cranko and Requiem by Kenneth MacMillan
    Repertoire from 30 October 2023 in the Opernhaus

    Ballet evening
    CREATIONS XIII - XV
    World premieres by Vittoria Girelli, Samantha Lynch and Morgan Runacre-Temple
    Premiere on 25 November 2023 at the Schauspielhaus

    Charity event
    Aktion Weihnachten
    The John Cranko School and the Stuttgart Ballet
    On 10 December 2023 at the Opernhaus

    Der Nussknacker
    Ballet by Edward Clug after E.T.A. Hoffmann
    Repertoire from 13 December 2023 in the Opernhaus

    Ballet evening
    SHADES OF BLUE AND WHITE
    Das Königreich der Schatten by Natalia Makarova, Blake Works I by William Forsythe and Siebte Sinfonie by Uwe Scholz
    Premiere on 01 February 2024 in the Opernhaus

    Schwanensee
    Ballet by John Cranko
    Revival on 06 April 2024 at the Opernhaus

    Blick hinter die Kulissen (A look behind the scenes)
    from 11 to 17 April at the Kammertheater

    Noverre: Junge Choreographen
    Premiere on 25 May 2024 at the Schauspielhaus

    Guest performance: Ballett des National Theater Mannheim
    Ballet evening:
    KOSMOS - SCHWERELOS
    Premiere 28 May 2024 at the Schauspielhaus
    Further dates: 7 June / 5 / 12 July 2024

    Ballet evening
    NOVITZKY / DAWSON
    World premieres by David Dawson and Roman Novitzky
    Premiere on 28 June 2024 in the Opernhaus

    Ballet matinee
    John Cranko School
    On 14 / 21 July 2024 at the Opernhaus

    Ballett im Park (Ballet in the park)
    Schwanensee / John Cranko School
    On 20 / 21 July 2024 in the Oberer Schlossgarten

  • previous productions

    2019/2020

    Productions from the 2019/2020 season

    Mayerling

    Premiere: 04.02.1978, Royal Ballet

    Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan

    Composition: Franz Liszt, orchestrated by John Lanchbery

    63 dancers, 132 min

     

    Ballettabend ATEM-BERAUBEND: Kaash

    Premiere: 28.03.2002, Akram Khan Company

    Choreography: Akram Khan

    Composition: Nitin Sawhney

    14 dancers, 24 min

     

    Ballettabend ATEM-BERAUBEND: Out of Breath

    Premiere: 14.11.2002, Nederlands Dans Theater II

    Choreography: Johan Inger

    Composition: Jacob ter Veldhuis, Lajko Felix

    6 dancers, 22 min

     

    Ballettabend ATEM-BERAUBEND: Hikarizatto

    Premiere: 08.04.2004, Stuttgarter Ballett

    Choreography: Itzik Galili

    Composition: Percossa (Niels van Horn, Janwillem van der Poll)

    20 dancers, 18 min

     

    Ballettabend CREATIONS I - III: N.N.

    Premiere: 30.11.2019, Stuttgarter Ballett

    Choreography: Fabio Adorisio

    Composition: Bryce Dessner, Georg Friedrich Händel, Kevin Keller

     

    Ballettabend CREATIONS I - III: N.N.

    Premiere: 30.11.2019, Stuttgarter Ballett

    Choreography: Andreas Heise

    Composition: Claudio Monteverdi, Bjarte Eike

     

    Ballettabend CREATIONS I - III: N.N.

    Premiere: 30.11.2019, Stuttgarter Ballett

    Choreography: Roman Novitzky

    Composition: Marc Strobel (commissioned work)

     

    Dornröschen

    Premiere: 10.05.1987, Stuttgarter Ballett

    Choreography: Marcia Haydée after Marius Petipa

    Composition: P. I. Tschaikowsky

    184 min

     

    Ballettabend CREATIONS IV - VI: N.N.

    Premiere: 22.02.2020, Stuttgarter Ballett

    Choreography: Douglas Lee

    Composition: Joby Talbot

     

    Ballettabend CREATIONS IV - VI: N.N.

    Premiere: 22.02.2020, Stuttgarter Ballett

    Choreography: Martin Schläpfer

    Composition: F. Schubert, Tshio Hosokawa

     

    Ballettabend CREATIONS IV - VI: N.N.

    Premiere: 22.02.2020, Stuttgarter Ballett

    Choreography: Louis Stiens

    Composition: Ondřej Adámek  

     

    Die sieben Todsünden / Seven Heavenly Sins

    Premiere: 07.06.1933, Les Ballets 1933

    Choreography: Louis Stiens

    Composition: Kurt Weil, Peaches

    2 dancers, 90 min

     

    Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung

    Premiere: 16.03.1969, Stuttgarter Ballett

    Choreography: John Cranko

    Composition: Karl-Heinz Stolze after Domenico Scarlatti

    123 min

     

    Der Tod in Venedig

    Choreography: Demis Volpi

    Composition: Benjamin Britten

    12 dancers, 171 min

     

    Ballettabend HÖHEPUNKTE: Falling Angels

    Premiere: 23.11.1989, Nederlands Dans Theater

    Choreography: Jiří Kylián

    Composition: Steve Reich

    8 dancers, 15 min

     

    Ballettabend HÖHEPUNKTE: Petite Mort

    Premiere: 23.08.1991, Nederlands Dans Theater

    Choreography: Jiří Kylián

    Composition: W. A. Mozart

    12 dancers, 15 min

     

    Ballettabend HÖHEPUNKTE: Le Jeune Homme et la Mort

    Premiere: 25.06.1946, Ballets des Champs Elysées

    Choreography: Roland Petit

    Composition: J. S. Bach

    2 dancers, 19 min

     

    Ballettabend HÖHEPUNKTE: Bolero

    Premiere: 10.01.1961, Ballet du Xxe Siècle

    Choreography: Maurica Béjart

    Composition: Maurica Ravel

    14 min

     

    Ballettabend HANS & LUDWIG (+): Adagio Hammerklavier

    Premiere: 04.10.1973, Niederländisches Nationalballett

    Choreography: Hans van Manen

    Composition: L. van Beethoven

    6 dancers, 24 min

     

    Ballettabend HANS & LUDWIG (+): Two Pieces for Het

    Premiere: 14.06.1997, Niederländisches Nationalballett

    Choreography: Hans van Manen

    Composition: Erkki-Sven Tüür, Arvo Pärt

    2 dancers, 12 min

     

    Ballettabend HANS & LUDWIG (+): Solo

    Premiere: 16.01.1997, Niederländisches Nationalballett

    Choreography: Hans van Manen

    Composition: J. S. Bach

    3 dancers, 7 min

     

    Ballettabend HANS & LUDWIG (+): Große Fuge

    Premiere: 08.04.1971, Niederländisches Nationalballett

    Choreography: Hans van Manen

    Composition: L. van Beethoven

    8 dancers, 25 min

Materials

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