Add Your Own Touch and Live That Story

Interview with Michelle Willems on her career at Ballet Zurich 

You danced the main roles in Nutcracker and the Mouseking, the little Match girl and Sleeping beauty. The characters are totally different. Could you tell us about the challenges of each ballet?

Nutcracker was my fist big role at the Ballet Zurich. I was lucky to get this opportunity and didn’t want to disappoint. I enjoyed it very much to play a little girl. 

Ballett Zürich – Nussknacker und Mausekönig – 2017/18 © Gregory Batardon
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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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Interview mit Eric Gauthier, preisgekrönter Choreograf

Was zeigt Gauthier Dance Im Theater Winterthur?

Sie gehört zu den klaren Publikumslieblingen, die international besetzte Stuttgarter Compagnie Gauthier Dance. Wir sprachen mit Eric Gauthier, Leiter und Choreograf, über seinen fünfteiligen Abend «Classy Classics», mit dem er im November (27.11., 28.11., 29.11.) bei uns im Theater Winterthur zu Gast ist. Interview des Theaters Winterthur)

Gauthier Dance Company – Classy Classics
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FORCEFUL FEELING in der MAAG Halle Zürich

Wiedersehen mit ehemaligen Tänzern des Zürcher Balletts

Gegründet wurde die Tanzkompanie FORCEFUL FEELING von den in Zürich bestens bekannten Ballettcracks Arman Grigoryan, Arsen Mehrabyan, Tigran Mikayelyan und Vahe Martirosyan. Mit dem Motto „Starke Gefühle – Starke Tänzer“ wollen diese Tänzer aus Armenien wieder die Zuschauer in Zürich begeistern.

Dazu haben sie nicht nur erstklassige Solisten des Staatsballetts Berlin – Krasina Pavlova, Iana Balova und Ashrak Ghalumyan sowie Sarah-Jane Brodbeck, sondern auch die beliebte Zürcher Prima Ballerina Yen Han eingeladen. Ein Must für jeden Ballettliebhaber!!!

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Learning by Trying – A Dancer’s Route to Choreography

Interview with Valentino Zucchetti, Royal Ballet London

How did you start your choreographic career? How do you learn to choreograph a dance? What skills do you need? Where do you seek inspiration before you start working on a piece of choreography?

Valentino Zucchetti is not just a First Soloist in Royal Ballet London, he is also a choreographer. He recently won best Cinematography as well as the second place prize for Choreography in THE SUN IS GOD at the Utah Dance Festival in 2019.

Watch the interview below to learn more his experience in choreographing.

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Congratulations to the Sydney Dance Company for 50 great years of performances!

To celebrate, a great anniversary program is on offer!

If you are in Sydney, be sure to catch the triple bill with 2 World premieres by Rafael Bonachela and Gabrielle Nankivell.
The National Tour of this amazing company starts on 26 March and runs until 17 August. As one of the best contemporary companies in the world, you won’t be disappointed!

More information, http://www.sydneydancecompany.com

As you all know, I am a huge fan of this company. Having seen the Sydney Dance company in Sydney and Zurich, I was attracted by the diversity of their choreographies and the high standard of the company. I was lucky to meet Rafael Bonachela, Artistic Director in Zurich to get a deep insight of his work.

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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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Knackt das Ballett Zürich den Nussknacker?

Interview mit Christian Spuck über das neue Ballett NUSSKNACKER UND MAUSEKÖNIG am Opernhaus Zürich

Der NUSSKNACKER ist DAS weltberühmteste Weihnachtsballett. Warum braucht es eine Neuinszenierung?

Meine Neuinszenierung basiert auf der Original-Nouvelle von E.T.A. Hoffmann. Mich faszinierte die Idee, die Geschichte der Prinzessin Pirlipat wieder in das Ballett zu integrieren. Da lassen sich dann all die schrägen Theaterregister mit viel Ironie und Humor ziehen.

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I feel naked on stage

Rainer Krenstetter, principal dancer of the Miami City Ballet talks about his experiences in the US

Back when Rainer Krenstetter was a member of the ballet company of Staatsballett Berlin, I often had the opportunity to watch him perform. I was completely fascinated by his brilliant technique and elegance, and I will never forget Béjart’s masterpiece “RING UM DEN RING”, where Rainer delivered an outstanding performance in the role of Loge.

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