Die Bühne war seine Welt!

André Doutreval – Ein Zeitzeuge der Ballettgeschichte

Buchrezension „Ein Leben für den Tanz. Die Geschichte einer Leidenschaft“

Als Ballettdirektor und Chefchoreograf am Staatstheater Kassel schrieb André Doutreval zusammen mit seiner Frau Silvia Haemmig Ballettgeschichte. Ihr damals revolutionäres Konzept, modernes Tanztheater zu inszenieren, das sich kritisch und provokativ mit gesellschaftlichen Problemen auseinandersetzt, brachte internationalen Erfolg. Themen wie Umweltzerstörung, Technisierung, Gewinnmaximierung und Sexismus wurden von ihnen schon in den 70er-Jahren choreografisch avantgardistisch umgesetzt. Ein richtungsweisendes und mutiges Konzept!

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Marquee.TV – Your One Stop Shop for Ballet and Dance

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While I am dearly missing live ballet and dance performances in these times of corona, fortunately there are plenty of streaming offers around. As it will still take a while for operas and theaters to open, I started watching Marquee.TV – streaming Arts and Culture https://www.marquee.tv .

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#stayhome and watch ROMEO AND JULIA today

My Highlight of the Month

Don’t miss the most romantic ballet beautifully choreographed by Christian Spuck perfectly danced by the Ballet Zurich. It will be available on 8th May 6 pm online free of charge and registration for 2 days at https://www.opernhaus.ch/spielplan/streaming/romeo-und-julia/

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Be Yourself in Dance

Interview with EléOnore Guérineau about her carreer and her blog

Introduction of Eléonore

Two years ago, I had the chance to meet Eléonore, usually a soloist at the Paris Opera Ballet, during her sabbatical at the Zurich Ballet.  Back in Paris, Eléonore recently created her own blog in which she tries to share her experience with other young dancers.  This gave me the opportunity for another interview with her.

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The Secret of Fouette Turns

How can ballerinas do turns on pointe?

You’ve seen dancers do the 32 fouettés in Swan Lake, but why don’t they get dizzy? David McAllister, Artistic Director of the Australian Ballet, is here to teach us how to turn like a dancer. ©FB Australian Ballet

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Balletdancer in Home Office

Watch as Dominik Slavkovský, Ballet Zurich, makes the best of quarantine – on his new ballet floor.

How do you train in times of corona? 

When working in the theatre we always get driven by new guest classes that usually take place for about two weeks and we get a choice from variety of teachers here in Ballett Zürich and it‘s actually incredible that this time we can just go online and take a class from different teachers everyday by our taste 😀.

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