TU 09.05.2017, 7.00 PM

Ballet University

Danced literature. With Nadja Saidakova


It often happens that stories of world literature become ballet libretti and are staged by the means of dance. It seems to have a special appeal to choreographers and their dancers to tackle works from a discipline, which foremost and originally uses the art of words. However, the adaption of literature for full-length story ballets has become more and more rare. Not less important are the parts which makes the greatest demands on the acting and dramatic talent of a dancer. With Pushkin’s Tatyana, Nadja Saidakova, Principal Dancer of the Staatsballett Berlin has embodied one of the most touching female protagonists of world literature. With this part John Cranko has created in his ballet “Onegin” a timeless role for the ballet stage. Nadja Saidakova has interpreted this role since 2003.

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Venue: Staatsballett Berlin, Foyer de la danse
Meeting point at 6.45 pm: Deutsche Oper Berlin, Box Office Foyer, Bismarckstraße 35, 10627 Berlin

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