Staatsballett Berlin

 

 

„[…] We want to reexamine the history of ballet and actively shape the future of dance - and thus do justice to the cosmopolitan city of Berlin, which is never afraid to take a critical look at the past and at the same time look lively and dynamic into the future“, say Sasha Waltz and Johannes Öhman about their future artistic direction.

La Bayadère / © Yan RevazovLIB / © Jubal BattistiTheme and Variations / © Yan RevazovThe Second Detail / © Yan RevazovHalf Life / © Jubal BattistiDer Nussknacker / © Bettina Stöß

PORTRAIT

PRODUCTIONS

For the 2019/2020 season, Sasha Waltz and Johannes Öhman will take up their joint directorship of the Staatsballett Berlin. In their first season, five premieres - including three creations -, six revivals and one guest appearance are programmed.

Sharon Eyal, who brought great success to the stage with »Half Life« last season, is now commissioned with a creation. The premiere will be staged together with a creation by Alexander Ekman in the evening »LIB | Strong« at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.In a first-time collaboration, the Staatsballett Berlin will perform six performances, with »Sunny« by Emanuel Gat, at the Volksbühne Berlin. Finally, in April, Sasha Waltz will for the first time create a new choreography for the Staatsballett ensemble: »SYM-PHONIE 2020« - für Tanz, Licht und Orchester which will be performed at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden. Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas will create the music for this world premiere. Back in the repertoire are »Giselle« and »Schwanensee« both in the choreography and production of Patrice Bart and George Balanchine's »Jewels« with music by Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky and Peter I. Tschaikowsky as well as Alexei Ratmansky's »La Bayadère«, Yuri Burlaka/Vasily Medvedev's »Der Nussknacker« and the contemporary evening »Balanchine | Forsythe | Siegal«.

Productions fron the 2019/2020 season

Plateau Effect (2019)

First showing: 2013

Choreography: Jefta van Dinther

Soanddesign by David Kiers

10 dancers

15x16 m, 60 min no intermission

 

La Bayadère (2018)

Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky nach Marius Petipa    

Music by Ludwig Minkus

148 dancers

16x19 m, ca 170 min including 1 intermission

 

LIB | Strong (2019)

Choreography: Alexander Ekman | Sharon Eyal

Music by Devo, John Lennon, Talking Heads, The Rolling Stones, Maverick Sabre a.o.; and by Ori Lichtik

5 | 17 dancers

15x16 m, 100 min including 1 intermission

 

Sunny (2019)

First showing: 2016

Choreography: Emanuel Gat

Music by Awir leon

9 dancers

60 min no intermission

 

Theme and Variations | The Second Detail | Oval (2019)

First showing: 1947|2019 | 1991 | 2019

Choreography: George Balanchine | William Forsythe | Richard Siegal

Music by P. I. Tschaikowsky; Thom Willems and Alva Noto          

24 | 14 | 12 dancers

16x19 m, 130 Mintuten including 2 intermissionn

 

The Second Detail | LIB | Half Life (2019)

First showing: 1991 | 2019 | 2018

Choreography: William Forsythe | Alexander Ekman | Sharon Eyal

Music by Thom Willems; Devo, John Lennon,Talking Heads, The Rolling Stones, Maverick Sabre a.o.; and by Ori Lichtik

14 | 5 | 13 dancers

18x20 m, 135 min including 1 intermissionn

 

Giselle (1996)  

Choreography: Patrice Bart nach Theophile Gautier and Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges

Music by Adolphe Adam

52 dancers

18x20 m, 140 min including 1 intermission

 

Der Nussknacker (2013)

Choreography: Vasily Medvedev; Yuri Burlaka

Music by P. I. Tschaikowsky

226 dancers

18x20 m, 150 min including 1 intermissionn

 

SYM-PHONIE 2020 (2020)

Choreography: Sasha Waltz

Music by George Friedrich Haas

22 dancers

16x19 m, 110 min including 1 intermission

 

Schwanensee (1997)

Choreography: Patrice Bart nach Iwanow and Petipa

Music by P. I. Tschaikowsky

60 dancers

18x20 m, 170 min including 1 intermission

 

Jewels (1967)

Choreography: George Balanchine

Music by Gabriel Fauré, I. Strawinsky and P. I. Tschaikowsky

45 dancers

18x20 m, 140 min including 2 intermissionn

 

Weld Company zu Gast: Tribute (2020)

First showing: 2018

Choreography: Frédéric Gies

Music by Fiedel

dancers of Weld Company

18x20 m, 80 min no intermission

 

Productions from the 2017/2018 season

Romeo und Julia (1998)
Choreography Nacho Duato, music Serge Prokofieff
dancers NA, stage dimensions 16 x 19 m, duration ca. 150 min. (interval)

Don Quixote (2018)
Choreography Víctor Ullate, music Ludwig Minkus
dancers NA, stage dimensions 18 x 20 m, duration ca. 180 min (2 intervals)

Doda (2018) | Goecke (2010) | Duato (2013)

Choreography Gentian Doda | Marco Goecke (Pierrot Lunaire) | Nacho Duato (Por Vos Muero)
music Joaquín Segade (Gentian Doda) | Arnold Schönberg (Pierrot Lunaire)|Jordi Savall, old spanisch music (Por Vos Muero)
dancers NA
stage dimensions 15 x 16 m
duration n.a. | 33 min| 30 min (2 intervaln)

Dornröschen (2011)
Choreography Nacho Duato, music I. Tschaikowsky
68 dancers, stage dimensions 18 x 20 m, duration 170 min (2 intervals)

Maillot (2008) | Millepied (2004)
Choreography Jean-Christoph Mailliot (Altro Canto) | Benjamin Milleplied (Daphnis et Cloé)
music: NA | Ravel
21 dancers | 23 dancers
stage dimensions 18 x 20 m
duration 120 min (interval)

Giselle (1996)
Choreography Patrice Bart, music Adolphe Adam
52 dancers, stage dimensions 16 x 19 m, duration 140 min (interval)

Der Nussknacker (2016)
Choeography Nacho Duato, music I. Tschaikowsky
59 dancers, stage dimensions 18 x 20 m, duration 130 min (interval)

Duato (2017) Shechter (2009)

Choreography: Nacho Duato (Erde) | Hofesh Shechter (The Art of not looking back)
music Hofesh Shechter (The Art of not looking back) | Pedro Alcalde, Sergio Caballero, Richie Hawtin, Alva Noto und Mika Vainio (Erde)
34 dancers, stage dimensions 15 x 16 m, duration 110 min (interval)

Schwanensee (1997)
Choreography Patrice Bart nach Iwanow and Petipa, music I. Tschaikowsky
60 dancers, stage dimensions 18 x 20 min, duration 170 min (interval)

Jewels (1967)

Choreography George Balanchin, music Gabriel Fauré, Igor Strawinsky and I. Tschaikowsky
45 dancers, stage dimensions 16 x 19 m, duration 140 min (2 intervaln)

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo: Cinderella (1999)
Choreography Jean-Christophe Maillot, music Serge Prokofieff
dancers NA, stage dimensions 18 x 20 m, duration 90 min

Polina & Friends (2018)
Choreography NA, music NA
dancers NA, stage dimensions 16 x 19m, duration NA

Productions from the 2016/2017 season

Duato|Kylián|Naharin (2005)
Castrati, Petite Mort, Secus

Castrati
Choreography: Nacho Duato, music: Antonio Vivaldi, Karl Jenkins
9 dancers, stage 18 x 20 m
Petite Mort
Choreography: Jiři Kylián, music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
12 dancers, stage 18 x 20 m
Secus
Choreography: Ohad Naharin, music: Chari Chari, Kid 606 + Rayon (mix: Stefan Ferry), AGF, Chronomad (Wahed), Fennesz, Kaho Naa… Pyar Hai, Seefeel, The Beach Boys
17 dancers, stage 18 x 20 m
130 min (inkl. 2 intervals)

Dornröschen (1890)
Choreography: Nacho Duato, music: Peter I. Tschaikowsky  
68 dancers, stage 18 x 20 m, 170 min (inkl. 2 intervals)

Onegin (1967)
Choreography: John Cranko, music: P. I. Tschaikowsky
47 dancers, stage 16 x 19 m, 140 min

Vielfältigkeit. Formen von Stille und Leere (1999)
Choreography: Nacho Duato, music: Johann Sebastian Bach   
20 dancers, stage 15 x 16 m, 115 min (inkl. 1 interval)

Herrumbre (2004)
Choreography: Nacho Duato, music: Pedro Alcalde, Sergio Caballero and David Darling
stage 16 x 19 m, 65 min (without interval)

Duato|Kylián
White Darkness, Click-interval-Silence, Static Time 

White Darkness (2001)
Choreography: Nacho Duato, music: Karl Jenkins
10 dancers, stage 16 x 19 m, 25 min
Click-interval-Silence (2000)
Choreography: Jiři Kylián, music: Lukas Foss, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Alessandro Marcello, Antonio Vivaldi and Giuseppe Torelli
4 dancers, stage 16 x 19 m, 25 min
Static Time (2015) 
Choreography: Nacho Duato
stage 16 x 19 m, 30 min

Maillot | Milleplied
Altro Canto, Daphnis et Cloé

Altro Canto (2008)
Choreography: Jean-Christoph Mailliot
21 dancers, stage 18 x 20 m
Daphnis et Cloé (2004)
Choreography: Benjamin Milleplied, music: Ravel
23 dancers, stage 18 x 20 m
120 min (inkl. interval)

Giselle (1841)
Choreography: Patrice Bart, music: Adolphe Adam   
52 dancers, stage 16 x 19 m, 140 min (inkl. 1 interval)

Der Nussknacker (2016)   
Choreography: Nacho Duato, music: I. Tschaikowsky   
59 dancers, stage 18 x 20 m, 130 min (inkl. 1 interval)

Duato | Shechter
Erde, The art of not looking back

Erde (2017)
Choreography: Nacho Duato
stage 15 x 16 m
The art of not looking back (2009)
Choreography: Hofesh Shechter
stage 15 x 16 m

Schwanensee (1877)
Choreography: Patrice Bart after Iwanow and Petipa, music: Peter I. Tschaikowsky   
60 dancers, stage 18 x 20 m, 170 min (inkl. 1 interval)

Jewels (1967)   
Choreography: George Balanchine, music: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Strawinsky and Peter I. Tschaikowsky
stage 16 x 19 m, 120 min (inkl. 2 intervals)

Gala der Staatlichen Ballettschule: Der kleine Prinz   
Direction Gregor Seyffert   
SIST

Productions from the 2015/2016 season

Duato|Kylián|Naharin (2005)
Castrati, Petite Mort, Secus

Castrati
Choreography: Nacho Duato, music: Antonio Vivaldi, Karl Jenkins
9 dancers, stage 18 x 20 m
Petite Mort
Choreography: Jiři Kylián, music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
12 dancers, stage 18 x 20 m
Secus
Choreography: Ohad Naharin, music: Chari Chari, Kid 606 + Rayon (mix: Stefan Ferry), AGF, Chronomad (Wahed), Fennesz, Kaho Naa… Pyar Hai, Seefeel, The Beach Boys
17 dancers, stage 18 x 20 m
130 min (inkl. 2 intervals)

Dornröschen (1890)
Choreography: Nacho Duato, music: Peter I. Tschaikowsky  
68 dancers, stage 18 x 20 m, 170 min (inkl. 2 intervals)

Onegin (1965)
Choreography: John Cranko, music: Peter I. Tschaikowsky   
47 dancers, stage 16 x 19 m, 140 min (inkl. 2 intervals)

Vielfältigkeit. Formen von Stille und Leere (1999)
Choreography: Nacho Duato, music: Johann Sebastian Bach   
20 dancers, stage 15 x 16 m, 115 min (inkl. 1 interval)

Herrumbre (2004)
Choreography: Nacho Duato, music: Pedro Alcalde, Sergio Caballero and David Darling
stage 16 x 19 m, 65 min (without interval)

Duato|Kylián
White Darkness, Click-interval-Silence, Static Time 

White Darkness (2001)
Choreography: Nacho Duato, music: Karl Jenkins
10 dancers, stage 16 x 19 m, 25 min
Click-interval-Silence (2000)
Choreography: Jiři Kylián, music: Lukas Foss, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Alessandro Marcello, Antonio Vivaldi and Giuseppe Torelli
4 dancers, stage 16 x 19 m, 25 min
Static Time (2015) 
Choreography: Nacho Duato
stage 16 x 19 m, 30 min

Romeo und Julia (1938)
Choreography: John Cranko, music: Serge Prokofieff  
stage 18 x 20 m, 180 min (inkl. 2 intervals)

Giselle (1841)
Choreography: Patrice Bart, music: Adolphe Adam   
52 dancers, stage 16 x 19 m, 140 min (inkl. 1 interval)

Der Nussknacker (1892)   
Choreography: Vasily Medvedev and Yuri Burlaka, music: I. Tschaikowsky   
60 dancers und 72 students, stage 18 x 20 m, 150 min (inkl. 1 interval)

Ghosts (Guest piece from Norwegisches Nationalballett Oslo) (2014)
Choreography: Henrik Ibsens, music: Nils Peter Molvaer
stage 15 x 16 m, 70 min (without interval)

Schwanensee (1877)
Choreography: Patrice Bart after Iwanow and Petipa, music: Peter I. Tschaikowsky   
60 dancers, stage 18 x 20 m, 170 min (inkl. 1 interval)

Jewels (1967)   
Choreography: George Balanchine, music: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Strawinsky and Peter I. Tschaikowsky
stage 18 x 20 m, 120 min (inkl. 2 intervaln)

Hänsel und Gretel
Fairy tail piece from Giorgio Madia; "Tanz ist KLASSE!"
Music: Edward Grieg   
55 children, stage 18 x 20 m, 60 min (without interval)

Gala der Staatlichen Ballettschule   
Direction Gregor Seyffert   
stage 16 x 19 m

Productions from the 2014/2015 season

DUATO | KYLIÁN
White Darkness (2001)
Choreography: Nacho Duato, music: Karl Jenkins
10 dancers, stage dimensions 16 x 19 m, 25 min
Click-interval-Silence (2000)
Choreography: Jiří Kylián, music: Lukas Foss, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Alessandro Marcello, Antonio Vivaldi and Giuseppe Torelli
4 dancers, stage 16 x 19 m, 25 min
Static Time (2015)
Choreography: Nacho Duato, music: n. a. 
number of dancers n. a., stage 16 x 19 m, length n. a.

Don Juan (2014)
Choreography: Giorgio Madia, music: Christoph Willibald Gluck
26 dancers, stage 15 x 16 m, 90 min

Hänsel und Gretel (2014) – „Tanz ist Klasse! Kinder tanzen“
Production and choreography: Giorgio Madia, music: E. Grieg
55 children, stage 18 x 20 m, 60 min

Der Nussknacker (2013)
Choreography: Vasily Medvedev, Yuri Burlaka based upon the original choreography of Lew Iwanow, music: P. I. Tschaikowsky
60 dancers and 72 students, stage 18 x 20 m, 150 min

The Nights (2013)
Choreography: Angelin Preljocaj, music: Natacha Atlas, Samy Bishai and 79D 
18 dancers, stage 18 x 20 m, 90 min

DUATO | FORSYTHE | GOECKE
Arcangelo (2000)
Choreography: Nacho Duato, music: Arcangelo Corelli and Alessandro Scarlatti
8 dancers, stage 16 x 16 m
Herman Schmerman (1992)
Choreography: William Forsythe, music: Thom Willems 
7 dancers, stage 16 x 16 m
and the sky on that cloudy old day (2012)
Choreography: Marco Goecke, music: John Adams
9 dancers, stage 16 x 16 m, ca. 120 min

The Open Square (2012)
Choreography: Itzik Galili, music: Percossa
20 dancers, stage 15 x 16 m, 75 min

GUEST PERFORMANCE: KYLWORKS
Anonymous (2011)
Choreography: Jiří Kylián, music: Anonymous
2 dancers, stage 16 x 16 m, 7 min
14‘20‘‘ (2002)
Choreography: Jiří Kylián, music: Dirk Haubrich
2 dancers, stage 16 x 16 m, 14 min
CAR-MEN
Film: Jiří Kylián
28 min
Birth-Day (2011)
Choreography: Jiří Kylián, music: W. A. Mozart
5 dancers, stage 16 x 16 m, 35 min

Dornröschen (2011)
Choreography: Nacho Duato, music: P. I. Tschaikowsky,
68 dancers, stage 18 x 20 m, 160 min

RATMANSKY | WELCH
Namouna (2010)
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky, music: Édouard Lalo
31 dancers, stage 16 x 16 m
Clear (2001)
Choreography: Stanton Welch, music: J. S. Bach
8 dancers, stage 16 x 16 m
120 min

Giselle (2000)
Choreography: Patrice Bart after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, music: Adolphe Adam, Libretto: Théophile Gautier and Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges
52 dancers, stage 16 x 16 m, 140 min

Vielfältigkeit. Formen von Stille und Leere (1999)
Choreography: Nacho Duato, music: J. S. Bach
20 dancers, stage 15 x 16 m, 110 min

Die Bajadere (1999)
Choreography: Vladimir Malakhov, music: Ludwig Minkus, Libretto: Marius Petipa and Sergej Chudekow
67 dancers, stage 18 x 20 m, 170 min

Schwanensee (1997)
Choreography: Patrice Part after Lew Iwanow and Marius Petipa, music: P. I. Tschaikowsky,
approx. 60 dancers, stage 18 x 20 m, 170 min

GUEST PERFORMANCE: BÉJART BALLET LAUSANNE
Ce que l’Amour me dit (1974)
Choreography: Maurice Béjart, music: G. Mahler
29 dancers, 42 min
Le Sacre du Printemps (1959)
Choreography: Maurice Béjart, music: I. Strawinsky
55 dancers, 34 min
Boléro (1961)
Choreography: Maurice Béjart, music: M. Ravel
38-42 dancers, 20 min

Onegin (1967)
Choreography: John Cranko after the versnovel of Alexander S. Puschkin, music: P. I. Tschaikowsky
47 dancers, stage 16 x 16 m, 140 min

HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY

MATERIAL

On the ensemble’s history

The Staatsballett Berlin was founded in 2004 as a result of the reunification of the former ballet ensembles of Berlin’s three opera houses – the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Komische Oper Berlin and the Staatsoper Unter den Linden. The consolidation made the Staatsballett the biggest company in Germany (92 dancers) and the only classically trained ballet ensemble under the umbrella of the Stiftung Oper in Berlin. For our 2018/19 season, Johannes Öhman took over as Director of the Staatsballett Berlin. Starting with the 2019/20 season, he is joined by Sasha Waltz in a co-directorship. The focus of their artistic curation is to introduce and create new original works for the company as well as display the rich heritage of dance from its beginnings to the present day.

Links to production trailers from the 2019/2020 season

Plateau Effect

La Bayadère

LIB

Sunny

Balanchine | Forsythe | Siegal

The Second Detail | LIB | Half Life

Giselle

Der Nussknacker

Jewels

 

Links to production trailers from the 2017/2018 season

Duato | Shechter
Maillot | Millepied
Der Nussknacker
Jewels
Schwanensee

 

Links to production trailers from the 2016/2017 season

Schwanensee
Der Nussknacker
Jewels
Giselle / Making of Giselle
Duato| Kylián / Making of Static Time
Vielfältigkeit. Formen von Stille und Leere
Dornröschen
Herrumbre


Links to production trailers from the 2014/2015 season

Dornröschen
Giselle
Giselle


More links of Staatsballett Berlin

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