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Tue 19.10.2021 Staatsballett Berlin

World Ballet Day 2021

Happy World Ballet Day! Celebrate with us and join the dancers of the Staatsballett Berlin as well as fellows of the Enhance Mentorship Programme and Nodira Burchanowa on piano for a ballet class on the stage of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden at 4pm CET today.

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Thu 07.10.2021 Staatsballett Berlin

Dawson: Performance cancelled

PRESS - The Staatsballett Berlin is sorry to announce the cancellation of the performance DAWSON on 13 October 2021. Tickets can be exchanged, credited or refunded with immediate effect.

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Tue 05.10.2021 Staatsballett Berlin

Dawson Trailer

NEWS - Have a look at our trailer for DAWSON, our double bill at the Deutsche Oper Berlin feat. CITIZEN NOWHERE and VOICES by choroeographer David Dawson.

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Fri 01.10.2021 Staatsballett Berlin

Ticket sales November to January

PRESSE - Tickets to all shows of Don Quixote, Dawson, Jewels and Onegin between November and January are on sale now.

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Mon 27.09.2021 Staatsballett Berlin

Dawson Premiere

NEWS - After the successful premiere of our double bill DAWSON, the artistic team gathered for a quick snapshot.

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Mon 20.09.2021 Staatsballett Berlin

Dawson: pre-premiere conversation

NEWS - Last Sunday, we held our first pre-premiere conversation. Acting Artistic Director Christiane Theobald invited choreographer David Dawson to talk about his pieces VOICES and CITIZEN NOWHERE which will premiere at the Deutsche Oper Berlin on Sunday, September 26.

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Mon 06.09.2021 Staatsballett Berlin

Fellows 21/22

NEWS - Welcome to all fellows of the first ever ENHANCE Mentorship Programme.

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Fri 03.09.2021 Staatsballett Berlin

promotions: part two

NEWS - Apart from the already mentioned six, we have one more promotion to announce! Congratulations to Cecile Kaltenbach on her promotion to Demi-Soloist this season!

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Thu 26.08.2021 Staatsballett Berlin

October Ticket sale

NEWS - Tickets to all October performances are available from August 27 (advance) and from September 3 (regular ticket sales).

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Fri 20.08.2021 Staatsballett Berlin

Onegin: casts now online

NEWS - On Sep 9, we kick off our 21/22 season with a classical ballet masterpiece: John Cranko's ONEGIN. Between the beginning of September and the end of November, you can choose between eight performances and a variety of casts.

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Thu 12.08.2021 Staatsballett Berlin

Promotions and new dancers

NEWS - Congratulations to Yuria Isaka, Alizée Sicre, Alexander Bird and Alexandre Cagnat on their promotion to Demi-Soloist! And a warm welcome to Timothy Dutson, our newest dancer in the corps de ballet, as well as Wei Wang, who has returned to the company after a one-year hiatus.

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Fri 18.06.2021 Dr. Christiane Theobald

Welcome to our 21/22 season

Our 2021/22 season programme is out, including four premieres by established and up-and-coming choreographers as well as new fringe events and a mentorship programme for Berlin dancers. Our Acting Artistic Director welcomes you and introduces you to our new season.

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Tue 15.06.2021 Staatsballett Berlin

Christian Spuck übernimmt die Intendanz des Berliner Staatsballetts

PRESSE - Christian Spuck wird ab der Spielzeit 2023/2024 neuer Intendant des Staatsballetts Berlin. Um seine Intendanz mit entsprechender Vorbereitungszeit verantwortungsvoll angehen zu können, wird er in der Spielzeit 2022/2023 der kommissarischen Intendantin, Dr. Christiane Theobald, bereits künstlerisch beratend zur Seite stehen.

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Fri 04.06.2021 Staatsballett Berlin

Dancing on the river Spree

VIDEO - In addition to indoor performances with limited seating capacity, the Staatsballett Berlin charters a boat, conquering the inner-city Spree.

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Mon 03.05.2021 Staatsballett Berlin

Staatballett Berlin Future prospect for Berlin's young generation of dancers

PRESS RELEASE - The Staatsballett Berlin launches a ten-month Mentorship Programme for alumni of the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin at the beginning of next season, providing 16 dancers with future prospects during the pandemic.

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Wed 21.04.2021 Staatsballett Berlin

»It is a wake-up call.« – Staatsballett Berlin and dancer reach settlement

PRESS RELEASE - A settlement was reached in today's arbitration concerning the case of Lopes Gomes. Furthermore, the Staatsballett Berlin insistently continues its diversity-oriented structural transformation.

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Wed 10.03.2021 Staatsballett Berlin

David Dawson started working on his first creation for the Staatsballett Berlin

PRESS RELEASE - Renowned choreographer David Dawson is currently developing a creation with the dancers of the Staatsballett Berlin that will premiere at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in November 2021.

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Tue 23.02.2021 Staatsballett Berlin

3 legends

INTERVIEW - Originally, Patrice Bart, Marcia Haydée and Víctor Ullate were scheduled to come to our studios to work on SLEEPING BEAUTY, SWAN LAKE and DON QUXOTE. However, Covid-19 not only turned all planning upside down, but our entire lives as well. Seeking the advice of the three living legends, who devoted their entire lives to dance, we asked them a few questions nonetheless – not in person but via a digital conversation.

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Tue 12.01.2021 Staatsballett Berlin

Du bist die Ruh

VIDEO - Last year, nine choreographers contributed "pieces from isolation" to our contemporary programme LAB_WORKS COVID_19. Andreas Heise's DU BIST DIE RUH featuring Yolanda Correa, Arne-Christian Pelz (cello) and Alina Pronina (piano) was one of them. And we're excited to share it with you today.

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Thu 12.11.2020 Staatsballett Berlin

Wir trauern um Birgit Brux

NACHRUF - Uns hat ein besonderer Mensch verlassen, liebenswürdig und herzensgut. Wir werden ihre Fröhlichkeit vermissen. Birgit Brux hat für das Ballett gelebt. Wir werden sie nicht vergessen. Das Staatsballett Berlin und Tanz ist KLASSE! trauern um Birgit Brux.

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Thu 05.11.2020 Staatsballett Berlin

Meet the Company

VIDEO - We are still absent from the theatre stage this month, but we're more than happy to invite you backstage. Welcome to the Staatsballett Berlin!

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Thu 29.10.2020 Staatsballett Berlin

World Ballet Day 2020

VIDEO - Featuring the the Grand Pas de Deux from LE CORSAIRE with Iana Salenko and Daniil Simkin as well as PAS DE QUATRE by Anton Dolin with Yolanda Correa, Evelina Godunova, Sarah Hees-Hochster and Aya Okumura.

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Fri 16.10.2020 Staatsballett Berlin

Diorama

VIDEO - Dance film with Daniil Simkin, Maria Kochetkova and the Kronos Quartet

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Tue 29.09.2020 Staatsballett Berlin

Behind the scenes of LAB_WORKS COVID_19

VIDEO - Take a look behind the scenes with Artistic Director Christiane Theobald and find out how all our dancers' "choreographies from isolation" were created.

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Thu 03.09.2020 Staatsballett Berlin

Locked in

VIDEO - On September 3, LAB_WORKS COVID_19 premieres at the Komische Oper Berlin. On the night, eight Staatsballett dancers* presented choreographies which were created during the lockdown period. Today, as a digital preface, we post LOCKED IN by one of the choreographers, Vivian Assal Koohnavard.

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Thu 13.08.2020 Tanz ist Klasse! e.V.

»Distance« streaming now

DOCUMENTARY - Last year, the dance pedagogues of Tanz ist KLASSE! went to four Berlin-based schools to talk about »Grenzen«, which translates to »limits« but also implies »borders«, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Wall.

The participating children not only choreographed their own dances but also engaged in the medium of film. The outcome is the 60-minute dance film DistANCE documenting the children's dances and in doing so becoming a form of dance itself.

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Tue 30.06.2020 Staatsballett Berlin

From Berlin with Love – Berlin streams digital gala

VIDEO - We have reached the end of a more than unusual 19/20 season. However, we have a surprise up our sleeve for all dance enthusiasts out there. On Friday, July 3, 7pm CET, we'll stream FROM BERLIN WITH LOVE via YouTube!

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Fri 26.06.2020 Staatsballett Berlin

I can't get no...

VIDEO - Our dancers can't wait to get back on the stages of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Komische Oper Berlin and the Staatsoper Berlin!

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Fri 19.06.2020 Staatsballett Berlin

Sunny in the Park

VIDEO - At the end of August, our dancers might be back on stage, however, with a limited amount of people only. So, we decided to take Emanuel Gat's SUNNY with music by Awir Leon to the park, keeping the necessary distance, of course.

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Thu 14.05.2020 Michael Hoh

Back in the Studio

VIDEO - The dancers are back in the studio!

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Fri 10.04.2020 Michael Hoh

LA BAYADERE | Nikiya Solo Variation

VIDEO - Just prior to all of Berlin's cultural institutions shutting down due to the Corona pandemic, we went to the studio with Principal Dancer Ksenia Ovsyanick to record one last solo from Alexei Ratmansky's LA BAYADERE to compensate for all the cancelled performances this season.

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Wed 08.04.2020 Michael Hoh

Swan Lake Rehearsal with Patrice Bart - Part 2

VIDEO - On March 16, we filmed one of the last SWAN LAKE rehearsals with choreographer Patrice Bart, dancers Aurora Dickie and Alejandro Virelles, ballet mistress Christine Camillo and Peter Hartwig on piano. All performances might have been cancelled, however, we still want to treat you to an extended clip. Enjoy!

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Wed 25.03.2020 Staatsballett Berlin

FROM BERLIN WITH LOVE | Creating in Times of Corona

VIDEO - Even in isolation, our wonderful dancers are connected and ready to create!

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Mon 23.03.2020 Michael Hoh

Swan Lake Rehearsal with Patrice Bart - Part 1

VIDEO - Last week, we filmed one of the last SWAN LAKE rehearsals with choreographer Patrice Bart, dancers Yolanda Correa and Alejandro Virelles, ballet mistress Christine Camillo and Peter Hartwig on piano. All performances might have been cancelled, however, we still want to treat you to an extended clip. Enjoy!

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Thu 02.01.2020 Staatsballett Berlin

One Day in One Minute

VIDEO - We are speeding into 2020 with a behind-the-scenes time lapse recorded by our dancer Vladislav Marinov.

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Thu 21.11.2019 Michael Hoh

La Bayadere – Rehearsal with Polina Semionova and Alejandro Virelles

VIDEO - On World Ballet Day, Polina Semionova and Alejandro Virelles allowed us to witness the first rehearsal with Christine Camillo since their stage performances last season.

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Wed 23.10.2019 Michael Hoh

World Ballet Day 2019

VIDEO - On Wednesday, October 23, we celebrated #WorldBalletDay presenting an hour-long programme featuring classical and contemporary morning classes, »Plateau Effect« rehearsals and »La Bayadère« rehearsals with Polina Semionova and Alejandro Virelles. Enjoy!

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Tue 17.09.2019 Staatsballett Berlin

Wir trauern um Bernd Dreyer

NACHRUF - Bernd Dreyer ist am 16. September 2019 verstorben. Das Staatsballett Berlin wird dem Meistertänzer Bernd Dreyer als herausragende Künstlerpersönlichkeit seiner Geschichte ein besonderes Andenken bewahren. Kolleginnen und Kollegen, die teilweise über Jahrzehnte hinweg mit ihm arbeiteten, werden mit ihm auch einen sensiblen, herzlichen und humorvollen Menschen vermissen.

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Wed 21.08.2019 Staatsballett Berlin

Staatsballett Berlin honoured as »Company of the Year«

PRESS RELEASE - A total of 25 dance journalists from all German-speaking countries voted for the Staatsballett Berlin Company of the Year. The annual survey by the magazine tanz thus confirms what viewers' voices and critics have already shown: the first season of the Staatsballett Berlin under new artistic direction was a success. In its statement, the jury emphasized not only the reorientation of the repertoire but also the impressive ensemble performance.

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Mon 10.06.2019 Michael Hoh

»It's like coming home«

INTERVIEW - The end of the season is approaching fast, but we still have five performances of John Cranko's »Romeo and Juliet« coming up at Deutsche Oper Berlin. We talked to Reid Anderson, former director of the Stuttgarter Ballett and Cranko student, about the masterpiece.

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Mon 13.05.2019 Michael Hoh

»Once I know it doesn't work, I want to do it«

INTERVIEW - Dutch composer Thom Willems predominantly composes music for ballet. Since 1985, he has been collaborating with choreographer William Forsythe, both working on over 65 pieces together. In 1991, they premiered The Second Detail which is now staged as part of our triple bill, Balanchine | Forsythe | Siegal at Staatsoper Unter den Linden in May and June. After soundcheck, we asked the composer to give us an interview.

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