Lohnt es sich, eine Ballett-Gala zu besuchen?

Was passiert überhaupt auf einer Ballett-Gala?

Eine Ballett-Gala ist eine festliche Veranstaltung, auf der viele bekannte Highlights des Balletts von internationalen Gaststars präsentiert werden. Meist wird ein bunter, repräsentativer Mix von Solostücken und Pas de Deuxs aus dem klassischen und zeitgenössischen Repertoire zusammengestellt – ein Potpourri der “Best of” der Ballettgeschichte von Schwanensee, Giselle oder Don Quixote sowie Stücke aus dem aktuellen Ballettprogramm.

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Ein Bienenschwarm zum Schwärmen

EMERGENCE – ein zweiteiliges Ballett der Extraklasse am Opernhaus

So was Verrücktes habe ich noch nie gesehen. EMERGENCE – ein Ballett über das Schwarmverhalten der Bienen von der weltweit gefeierten Choreografin Crystal Pite! Schon mal eine geniale Idee!

Energiegeladen und geschäftig tanzt das Ballett Zürich im Bienenstock (herrliches Bühnenbild von Jay Gower Taylor). 37 Tänzerinnen und Tänzer demonstrieren das Verhalten der fleissigen Insekten, die nur in der Gruppe erfolgreich sind.

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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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How do you write down a dance?

Interview with Birgit Deharde, a freelance Choreologist and expert in Benesh Movement Notation

Why do we need Movement Notation?

Similar to music, dance needs to be written down, but unlike music, dance is a fleeting art. It has taken until the 20th century to find a tool to record dance notations and preserve these choreographies. It was Rudolf Benesh who created a tool for human movement notations in 1955 and defined choreology as “The aesthetic and scientific study of all forms of human movement by movement notation”.

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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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5 Christmas gift ideas for Ballet lovers!

It’s only 25 days until Christmas – but there is still enough time to think about Christmas gifts!

Here are my top suggestions for all ballet lovers:

 

Theatre tickets

Invite your ballet loving friend to join you for a live ballet performance and top of the evening with a nice glass of champagne. There’s nothing better than some festive bubbles to enliven your discussion of the performance. The Nutcracker or Swan Lake are perfect ballet choices to get you both in the Christmas mood.

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