Contemporary Dance at it‘s best!

A Sydney Dance Company Rehearsal

I was lucky to watch a rehearsal at Sydney Dance Company, one of the world‘s strongest forces in contemporary dance. It was the first run after the summer break, prior to starting their tour to South America.

I immediately noticed the amazing diversity of dancers. One young, tall, lean dancer in particular caught my attention during the warm up, doing such incredible stretches it seemed he had no bones at all.

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Nutcracker – a cash cow!

Did you know that the NUTCRACKER Ballet is a money making machine for ballet companies?

I just read an article in The Economist which stated that this ballet can generate up to 45% of a ballet company’s annual revenue in America. That’s why you can see at least one version in every state. It’s a tradition for families to come together and attend a performance of this famous Christmas ballet. Often, children from ballet schools are involved, dancing in the roles of small mice or toy soldiers. Magic happens when the beautiful music of the Waltz of Flowers starts.

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Christian Spuck weiterhin auf Erfolgskurs

NUSSKNACKER UND MAUSEKÖNIG am Bolschoi Theater

Ballettdirektor Christian Spuck und sein Ballett Zürich können auf ein äusserst erfolgreiches Jahr zurückblicken. Das absolute Highlight 2017 war die Neuproduktion des Nussknackers. Unter dem Titel NUSSKNACKER UND MAUSEKÖNIG revolutionierte Christian Spuck das berühmte Weihnachtsballett radikal. 17 ausverkaufte Vorstellungen wurden am Opernhaus Zürich bejubelt. Auch am renommierten Moskauer Bolschoi Theater löste der neue Nussknacker an zwei ausverkauften Abenden Begeisterungsstürme aus.

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