While the Berlin stages are still closed, the Staatsballett Berlin will present a digital gala programme starting on 3 July 2020. Aurora Dickie, Iana Salenko and Polina Semionova, as well as Dinu Tamazlacaru, Daniil Simkin and Marian Walter will give a taste of the programme in August and September 2020. They’ll be accompanied in parts by Donald Runnicles, General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Alina Pronina on piano and Elisabeth Heise-Glass on violin.
In addition to solos and pas de deux from the repertoire works SWAN LAKE and JEWELS, choreographies by Mauro Bigonzetti and Mauro de Candia will be performed, some of which will be part of the gala programmes FROM BERLIN WITH LOVE I+II at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in August and September 2020. As a taste of the Staatsballett’s first new production, LAB_WORKS COVID_19 with choreographies by dancers of the company, Ross Martinson showcases one of his choreographies and Ksenia Ovsyanick and Johnny McMillan present an improvised work.
The footage shot at the Deutsche Oper Berlin shows a change of perspective: behind the dancers on stage, the empty auditorium becomes an impressive backdrop, not only accentuating the beauty of the choreography but also the painful absence of the audience.
FROM BERLIN WITH LOVE will be available on 3 July 2020, 7pm CET via the company’s Youtube channel!