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|The 2020/2021 season has been announced today. Here's the press release:
Martin Schläpfer takes over the direction of the Vienna State Ballet with the 2020 / 21 season. The renowned Swiss choreographer and ballet director has recently led the multi-award-winning Ballett am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg to international acclaim. His works fascinate with their intensity, their virtuosity, their deeply moving images and a concise language of movement, which is understood as making music with the body, but always reflects the atmosphere and questions of today’s world.
Several performances offer the opportunity to encounter Martin Schläpfer’s art – including two world premieres: Two new pieces for Vienna are being created to Gustav Mahler’s 4th Symphony and Dmitri Shostakovich’s 15th Symphony, which also mark the beginning of the intensive creative dialogue that Martin Schläpfer will be establishing with the artists of his ensemble in the coming years. As director, Martin Schläpfer is a bridge-builder who will naturally continue to cultivate the great ballet traditions, but will also enrich the programme with important contemporary artists and a great variety of choreographic signatures.
The masters of American neo-classical ballet George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins will continue to be among the fixed stars of the Vienna repertoire, as will the Dutchman Hans van Manen.
For the first time, however, the State Ballet will present works by Alexei Ratmansky and the two great American modern dance artists Paul Taylor and Mark Morris. But also dance modernism, whose home is the Nederlands Dans Theater, will delight the audience with works by Sol León & Paul Lightfoot, Jiří Kylián and of course Hans van Manen.
Another central concern of Martin Schläpfer is the close cooperation with the two orchestras of the State Opera and the Volksoper, with internationally renowned conductors and instrumentalists. In addition to working on the symphonies of Mahler and Shostakovich with the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, the restaging of Martin Schläpfer’s »Ein Deutsches Requiem«, in which the choir and extra choir as well as singers of the Volksoper participate, is another highlight of the season.
The ensemble’s major productions remain in its repertoire: at the Vienna State Opera, in addition to »Jewels«, the story ballets »La Fille mal gardée«, »Giselle« and »Swan Lake«. At the Volksoper, the popular family piece »Peter Pan« and »Coppélia« are again on the programme. The »Nureyev Gala« will be held every two years in the future as a tribute to these exceptional dancer and choreographer who has been so important for Vienna and the world.
With introductory events as well as the new discussion series »Tanzpodium«, the State Ballet will provide more insight into its productions and historical contexts. A weekly open class opens the doors of the Opera House to advanced amateurs and interested professionals of the Viennese dance scene.