Artistic Director Christian Spuck and Dramaturg Katja Wiegand invite the artistic teams to talk about their work. This classic format provides the audience with unique insights into the production process which only a personal exchange with the artists themselves could give. Join the conversation and get a glimpse of how exciting the final days before a ballet premiere are like.
With the atmospheric Apollosaal of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden as the perfect backdrop, the Staatsballett Berlin invites you to a series of talks on four Sunday mornings. Moderated by staff members of the Staatsballett Berlin, ensemble members, choreographers, costume designers and other participants talk about their work and the secrets behind their art. With plenty of time for deep and personal insights into the lives and daily routines of the artists, entertaining and very special encounters behind the scenes are guaranteed.
With the new three-part discussion series Forum featuring Dr. Mariama Diagne, the Staatsballett Berlin continues the dialogue between theory and practice, which has opened up discussion spaces with formats like Ballet for Future. Guests and the audience are invited to engage with a central aspect of the performing arts on three evenings in the foyer of the Deutsche Oper Berlin: How are emotions portrayed in artistic works? Which elements in artistic body practices evoke emotions in what way? What influence do they have on dance as an art form?
Forum discusses the ambivalences of the three concepts, «Beauty,» «Violence,» «Memory,» and their interconnection with the art of dance. These three concepts are not only central themes of tragedies and comedies that shape life and art. They are fundamental facets of human existence. Through them, not only cultural identity is articulated but also norms of societal forms of (co-)existence. What primarily connects beauty, violence, and memory is that they are highly charged with emotions. In the complex network, these three concepts influence human actions and create a fabric of memory images from shared experiences.
To set the stage for the ballet evening, the dramaturgy of the Staatsballett, as well as students of dance studies from the Freie Universität Berlin, invite you to an introduction in the foyer 45 minutes before the start at all performance dates. They will provide information about the music, plot, choreography, creation, and interpretation of the work.