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.
Weiterlesen „I try to be distinctive and true to myself on stage“
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.
Weiterlesen „Ballerina in Sabbatical“
Zauberhafte Meisterleitungen der Artisten
Cirque de Soleil ist kein normaler Zirkus. Die Show TOTEM nimmt uns Zuschauer mit auf eine Fantasiereise durch die Geschichte der Evolution und lässt uns den Alltag für gut zwei Stunden vergessen.
Heute ist Premiere im Hardturm Areal Zürich. In 48 Vorstellungen – bis zum 14. Oktober -präsentieren 46 Weltklasse-Artisten eine Show der Superlative.
Weitere Infos https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/Totem Weiterlesen „Behind the scenes im CIRQUE DE SOLEIL“
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.
The Winter in Lisbon / © T. Wood
Weiterlesen „Legendäre Tanzcompanie kommt endlich wieder nach Zürich“
Interview with Li Cunxin, Artistic Director of the Queensland Ballet, also known as Mao’s Last Dancer
Everybody knowns the story of Mao’s Last Dancer but not everyone is aware of his current career as the Artistic Director of the Queensland Ballet. I was lucky to get the opportunity to talk to him about the new production of Swan Lake in May 2017. Then I was invited to watch a rehearsal which I really loved. It was heartbreaking!
Weiterlesen „Swan Lake has taken 4 years of patience“
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’s Lux Tenebris, Cheng Tsung-lung’s Full Moon and Gabrielle Nankivell’s 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.
Weiterlesen „A unique experience for each person“
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“.
Weiterlesen „How do you write down a dance?“