TH 04.11.2021, 7.00 PM

Ballet for Future? We have to talk!

Panel discussion


Free entry, registration via required. Please make sure to follow current corona safety guidelines


Power relationships and discrimination in the culture industry

As part of the event series BALLET FOR FUTURE? WE HAVE TO TALK!, the Staatsballett Berlin opens up the debate, once more. This time, on November 4, 2021, it's about "Power and Discrimination in the Cultural Sector". What is the current status of power relations at the theatre and in other cultural institutions?  Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmidt, author of the book "Power and Structure in Theatre. Asymmetries of Power" (Springer VS 2019), speaks of a "structural abuse of power in German-speaking theatres". At Dr. Christiane Theobald's invitation, Acting Artistic Director of the Staatsballett Berlin, Dr. Mariama Diagne (Director of the Gesellschaft für Tanzforschung (gtf)), Dr. Dorion Weickmann (Süddeutsche Zeitung, tanz), Friedrich Pohl (dancersconnect, GDBA), Alan Barnes (ballet master, choreographer, dancer), Maren Lansink (Themis Vertrauensstelle gegen sexuelle Belästigung und Gewalt e. V.), Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmidt (Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, HfMDK) and Annemie Vanackere (HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Artistic Director and Managing Director), moderated by Claudia Henne (dance journalist).


On the night, a photographer will be present do take photos of the event. Even though, the focus will be on the panelists, audience members might still appear in the background. In case you don't want to appear in any of the photos, please talk to the photographer beforehand.


Further dates

13 January 2022, 7pm
Training and mentoring. The path to the stage

3 March 2022, 7pm
Audience and audience-to-be. An art world for experts?

31 May 2022, 7pm
Best performance? The limits of endurance


Previous dates

14 September 2021, 7pm
Ballet repertory past, present and future

On the topic of "Diversity and Ballet Repertoire," experts will meet at the invitation of Acting Artistic Director Dr. Christiane Theobald at the round table of the Staatsballett Berlin: the multi-voiced panel, chaired by dance journalist Claudia Henne, includes Ingrid Lorentzen (Artistic Director of the Norwegian National Ballet Oslo), dance critic Arnd Wesemann (tanz), Black Pearl De Almeida (freelance dancer), Federico Spallitta (principal dancer, Staatsballett Berlin), and dance scholars Prof. Dr. Gabriele Brandstetter (FU Berlin) and Dr. Mariama Diagne (currently university assistant for gender studies at the University of Performing Arts, Vienna).

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Foyer de la danse

(Past event)

90 Minuten ohne Pause