artistic directors 2019
It has been quite a turbulent time here at Staatsballett Berlin ever since the announcement was made on 07 September 2016 that, after the 2018/201,9 season Sasha Waltz and Johannes Öhman will take over from Nacho Duato as artistic directors of the Staatsballett. The reaction to this co-appointment ranged from “Giant bust for Müller and Renner” (Der Tagesspiegel, 13 September 2016) to “Super deal for Sasha Waltz” (Deutschlandradio Kultur, 07 September 2016). The dancers of the Staatsballett started a petition at change.org which already has over 17,000 supporters. Here, you can read a detailed statement about the developments by Artistic Director Nacho Duato.