Mon 25.10.2021 Staatsballett Berlin

Ballet for Future? – A Staatsballett Berlin podcast


The Staatsballett Berlin published the first episode of BALLET FOR FUTURE? today, a companion podcast to the eponymous five-part event series. As in the round table discussions, different topics concerning the institution of ballet, its values and structures will be discussed controversially.

The first episode puts the ballet repertoire to the test. What may, what can, what should a ballet company perform nowadays? Are the works of the classical ballet repertoire still contemporary? What exactly are the critical contents and how can they be dealt with? The so-called three C's: ›Cancel Culture‹, ›Censorship‹ und ›Contextualization‹  are up for debate.

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Black Pearl de Almeida Lima (freelance dancer), Ingrid Lorentzen (Artistic Director of the Norwegian National Ballet Oslo), Federico Spallitta (principal dancer Staatsballett Berlin), Dr. Christiane Theobald (Acting Artistic Director, Staatsballett Berlin), dance critic Arnd Wesemann (tanz) and dance scholars Prof. Dr. Gabriele Brandstetter (FU Berlin) and Dr. Mariama Diagne (Director of the Gesellschaft für Tanzforschung, gtf) will discuss the topic.

Further topics and dates of the event series and podcast are
(publication of the podcast approx. 4 weeks after each event):

4 November 2021
Power relationships and discrimination in the culture industry

13 January 2022
Training and Mentoring. The path to the stage

3 March 2022
Visitors and non-visitors. An art world for specialists?

31 May 2022
Best Performance? To the limits of endurance