BALLET FESTIVAL WEEK

The Ballet Festival Week commences with the premiere of the triple bill production, Passagen. With the Bayerisches Staatsballett, Alexei Ratmansky is staging his choreography produced for the New York City Ballet in 2014 for Modest Mussorgsky's piano cycle, Pictures at an Exhibition. Both Marco Goecke and David Dawson will each present a world premiere. The latter will transform the violin concerto, Affairs of the Heart by Marjan Mozetich, into the language of dance. The premieres of these three pieces are followed by further productions, which will set the tone of the Bayerisches Staatsballett’s 2021/2022 season. They include: George Balanchine’s Jewels, as well as Paradigma with choreographies by Sharon Eyal (Bedroom Folk), Russell Maliphant (Broken Fall) and Liam Scarlett (With a Chance of Rain). These contemporary ballet performances are complemented by the classics, Swan Lake and Giselle and with the contemporary narrative ballet, The Blizzard, which celebrated its world premiere in the previous season. Andrey Kaydanovskiy created this dynamic and energy-packed production based on the eponymous story by Russian author, Alexander Pushkin. The music is by composer Lorenz Dangel, who complements the Bayerisches Staatsorchester live performance with digital sound design and cinematic effects. The opulent version of Cinderella in Christopher Wheeldon’s choreography can be enjoyed as the Ballet Festival Week closes.