Developing a choreography of one’s own from the initial idea to the premiere contains numerous challenges. With this new format »Plattform Choreographie«, Martin Schläpfer offers dancers from the Vienna State Ballet who are interested in working as choreographers the chance to develop their own ideas within the professional framework of the complex structures of a theatre with all its resources and to present them to an audience at the Volksoper Wien once a year, starting in the 2021/22 season. »I envisage a platform in which young artists are allowed and able to practice securely«, the Director of the Vienna State Ballet says. »If a choreographer occasionally grows out of this project similar to the Noverre Society in Stuttgart – all the better. But that’s not primarily what it’s about for me. I want my dancers to experience how the art of creation can be the greatest thing in the world, something that makes being an artist a wonderful mission in life.«

The audience can look forward to a performance at the Volksoper that shows the creative potential within the dancers of the Vienna State Ballet, the aesthetics and themes that interest the young generation and how the way they see the world is reflected in the art of dance. 

Funded by the Ballettclub Wiener Staatsballett


Thursday, 16 . June 2022 11:00 Buy tickets

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