Fringe Events


The artistic teams are invited to talk about their works. This classic format provides audiences with unique insights which are normally unveiled through personal exchange with the entire team only.

DAWSON: 19.9. Deutsche Oper Berlin
DON QUIXOTE: 21.11. Deutsche Oper Berlin
SYM-PHONIE 2020: 6.3. Staatsoper Unter den Linden
SLEEPING BEAUTY: 8.5. Deutsche Oper Berlin

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The Staatsballett Berlin opens up the debate circling around issues of repertoire, canon and ballet performance practices, questioning its own historic traditions. During five events, experts will focus on a variety of issues. Held at the invitation of Dr. Christiane Theobald, pressing questions of age/race/religion/ability/class/gender will be discussed, openly and unbiased. Together with Dr. Mariama Diagne, a dance researcher and professional dancer, moderated by Claudia Henne, dance critic and cultural journalist, the Staatsballett Berlin continues the conversation about the future of ballet.

14 September 2021, 7pm
Ballet repertory yesterday, today and tomorrow

4 November 2021, 7pm
Power relationships and discrimination in the culture industry

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Taking a peek at the Staatsballett Berlin dancers during their morning class is only seldom possible. However, the Staatsballett's most popular event series, BALLET CLASSES UP CLOSE gives audiences this rare opportunity: on the stage of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, the curtain rises for everyone to catch a glimpse behind the scenes of everyday life at the Staatsballett studios.

Depending on our event calendar, moderated REHEARSALS UP CLOSE are also planned. Getting a glimpse at a stage rehearsal only hints at the passion involved to prepare for a show; the individual steps taken so that a single performance turns into an unforgettable experience for everyone involved, on stage as well as in the auditorium.

2.10./19.3. Staatsoper Unter den Linden
28.12./28.6. Deutsche Oper Berlin

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