Introductions by dance scholars

Staatsballett Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin to cooperate

The Staatsballett Berlin and the Master's program in Critical Dance Studies at Freie Universität Berlin will resume their cooperation in the 2023/24 season. Thanks to this partnership, there will once again be introductory presentations before each performance conducted by students from the Freie Universität Berlin and dramaturges of the Staatsballett Berlin.

From the 2023/24 season onwards, visitors to the Staatsballett Berlin will be able to experience a free, personal introduction before each performance. This is made possible by the revival of the collaboration between the Staatsballett Berlin and the Master's programme in Critical Dance Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin.

What is it that captivates us during a ballet evening? Is it the current political references, the unique language of movement, the virtuosity of the dancers, encounters with (dance) histories? These and other questions are at the heart of the presentations, which will take place 45 minutes before the start of each performance at the venue.

Under the direction of the Staatsballett dramaturg Katja Wiegand and dance scholar Lucia Ruprecht from the Freie Universität Berlin, dance scholars from the Master's programme in Critical Dance Studies will present introductions to the performances, not only providing insights into the academic study of dance, but also sharing their personal enthusiasm for choreographic details, fascinating forms of movement and the social relevance of dance as an art form with the audience.