Digital stage 2021

Distant Matter, Photo: Jubal Battisti Distant Matter, Photo: Jubal Battisti
 

Berlin, 31 March 2021 --- Despite currently closed theatres, audiences will now be able to experience the Staatsballett Berlin via a variety of streams starting 1 April 2021.

Starting this Easter weekend, we presents repertory highlights from classical to contemporary on its digital stage. Streaming once or twice a week, all productions – SWAN LAKE by Patrice Bart, CARAVAGGIO by Mauro Bigonzetti, STRONG and HALF LIFE by Sharon Eyal and DISTANT MATTER by Anouk van Dijk – are free of charge and will be available for 24 hours via the Staatsballett's website. Should Berlin's opera houses open their doors again before the end of the season, the digital stage will certainly not close its curtain.

SWAN LAKE has been part of the the Staatsballett Berlin's repertory since 1997 and is its longest-running production. The 1998 recording offers viewers the opportunity to experience former ballet stars Steffi Scherzer and Oliver Matz accompanied by the Staatskapelle Berlin conducted by Daniel Barenboim.

Audiences were thrilled when Mauro Bigonzetti created CARAVAGGIO for the Staatsballett Berlin ensemble in 2008. In a mysterious world of light and shadow, Vladimir Malakhov embodies the Italian early-Baroque painter, sharing the stage with Polina Semionova, Beatrice Knop and Shoko Nakamura amongst others.

In recent years, Sharon Eyal has conquered stages worldwide with her unmistakable artistic style. With HALF LIFE, she certainly thrilled Berlin audiences and critics in 2018, presenting a »techno ballet« which centres around the individual in relation to complex group dynamics. She followed up on her success with STRONG, a creation for the company, in 2019.

In 2019, Anouk van Dijk developed a creation together with the Staatsballett Berlin dancers in 2019. DISTANT MATTER gave them the exciting opportunity to engage with her very own movement technique, referred to as the »Countertechnique«. Bringing movements back into balance with the help of counter movements is a concept which opens up unusual perspectives and features impressively in her works.

 

DIGITAL CALENDAR April - June 2021

Repertory
CARAVAGGIO
Dance piece by Mauro Bigonzetti
Music by Bruno Moretti after Claudio Monteverdi

Recorded in December 2008

Stream available at 6 pm for 24 hours
1 April 2021
7 | 25 May 2021
11 June 2021

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Repertory
STRONG
Dance piece by Sharon Eyal
Music by Ori Lichtik

Recorded on 8 December 2019

Stream available at 6 pm for 24 hours
9 April 2021
11 | 28 May 2021
15 June 2021

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Repertory
SWAN LAKE
Choreography by Patrice Bart after Ivanov and Petipa
Music by Peter I. Tchaikovsky

Recorded on 16 January 1998

Stream available at 6 pm for 24 hours
16 April 2021
14 May 2021
1 | 18 June 2021

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Repertory
DISTANT MATTER
Dance piece by Anouk van Dijk
Music by Jethro Woodward

Recorded on 1 June 2019

Stream available at 6 pm for 24 hours
23 April 2021
18 May 2021
4 | 22 June 2021

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Repertory
HALF LIFE
Dance piece by Sharon Eyal
Music by Ori Lichtik

Recorded on 1 June 2019

Stream available at 6 pm for 24 hours
30 April 2021
21 May 2021
8 | 25 June 2021