I try to be distinctive and true to myself on stage

Interview with Daniel Mulligan, Soloist at Ballet Zurich

First of all, congratulations on your nomination as a brilliant Mephisto by Dance Europe!

You have been with the Ballett Zurich for 11 years. What were the most important steps of your career?

The first job which was offered to me after ballet school was a contract with the Junior Ballet in Zurich in 2007. Heinz Spoerli, the ballet director at that time, pushed me quite a lot and gave me some good opportunities and small roles. After 2 years I was offered a position as „Gruppe mit Solo“ in the main company which means being a dancer in the Corps de Ballet of Ballet Zurich with some solo roles. I was very surprised that Heinz Spoerli appreciated me that much.

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Ballerina in Sabbatical

Interview with Eléonore Guérineau – a temporary member at Ballet Zurich.

After 13 years of being a sujet in the Ballet of the Paris Opéra, Eléonore Guérineau has taken a year off to further develop her expertise.  Now, Ballet Zurich has offered her a contract as a soloist, with her first performance, “WINTERREISE” premiering 13th October 2018.

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Modern Dance at its best!

Premiere in Zürich: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 

Das weltberühmte Ensemble aus New York City begeisterte das Publikum mit sensationellen, modernen Stücken wie STACK-UP, MASS und ELLA sowie dem weltweit bekannten Klassiker REVELATIONS. Vier vollkommen unterschiedliche Choreografien – allen gemeinsam der afro -amerikanische Spirit.

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TOP 15 Greatest Dance Movies

What is your favorite dance movie?

Dance Movies are always fun. Thinking of my favorite ones it is very difficult to say which I like the most. There are so many kinds of Dance Movies around, from the classical masterpiece with Gene Kelly „Singing in the Rain“, some sweet 80s dance movies like „Flashdance“, to the more modern street dancing movies like the Step up street dance battle.

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Legendäre Tanzcompanie kommt endlich wieder nach Zürich

Leidenschaft, Energie und Lebensfreude pur!

Legendär, weil das Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

  • die erste erfolgreiche afroamerikanische Tanzcompanie überhaupt war,
  • eine eigene Tanzsprache mit Elementen aus Ballett, Modern Dance und Streetdance geschaffen hat und
  • mit Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Hiphop und Funk untermalt.
AAADT-the-winter-in-lisbon-foto-03-credit-t-woodThe Winter in Lisbon / © T. Wood

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BRAVO!

When to clap at a ballet performance

It‘s tricky to figure out the right time to clap at a ballet. First-time goers are often concerned about embarrassing themselves by being the only one to clap. While you would never consider clapping in the middle of a symphony, at a ballet it is completey acceptable to clap throughout the performance to show your excitement and encourage the ballet dancers. Ballet ettiquette is also dependant on culture. For example, at the Bolchoi Theatre, it‘s a tradition to clap long, loudly and wildly.

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A unique experience for each person

News of Sydney Dance Company: Interview and Tour dates

Don’t miss the European Spring Tour 2018

See the terrific triple bill of Rafael Bonachela’Lux Tenebris, Cheng Tsung-lung’s Full Moon and Gabrielle Nankivell’Wildebeest at Théâtre National de la Danse Chaillot, Paris, at the Belgrade Dance Festival in Serbia, at Cankarjev Dom Cultural and Congress Centre in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and in Germany at the Movimentos Festival, Wolfsburg.

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