Photo Galleries - Bavarian State Ballet

The Yellow Sound / world premières

Ballet Festival opening 2014 at Nationaltheater Munich
world première on April 4, 2014

Der gelbe Klang
Stageing Michael Simon
Music Frank Zappa  
Set design Michael Simon
Costume design Besim Morina/Michael Simon

Spiral Pass
Choreography Russell Maliphant
Music Mukul
Light design Michael Hulls

Concert for Violin and Orchestra
Choreography Aszure Barton
Music  Mason Bates
Light design Burke Brown
Costume design Linda Chow

Helden (Heroes)

World premère of Terence Kohler's Helden on April 21, 2013 at Nationaltheater, München.

Choreography Terence Kohler
Music Alfred Schnittke, Lera Auerbach
Stage and costumes rosalie

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La Bayadère

Revival of La Bayadère on September 21, 2012 in the Nationaltheater

Choreography Patrice Bart after Marius Petipa/trad.
Music Ludwig Minkus

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Goldberg-Variations / Gods and Dogs

Première Goldberg-Variations / Gods and Dogs on April 22, 2012 in the Nationaltheater

Choreography Jerome Robbins and Jiří Kylián
Music Johann Sebastian Bach / Jiří Kylián (Concept) / Dirk Haubrich and Ludwig van Beethoven

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The Girl and the Knife Thrower / AfterLight / Las Hermanas

Première The Girl and the Knife Thrower / AfterLight / Las Hermanas on January 30, 2012 in the Prinzregententheater

Ballets by Simone Sandroni, Russell Maliphant and Kenneth MacMillan
Music by 48nord, Eric Satie and Frank Martin

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Steps & Times

Première Steps & Times on December 22, 2011 in the Nationaltheater

Choreographies Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan
Music Igor Stravinsky, Johannes Brahms, Johann Strauß and Gustav Mahler

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Illusions – like Swan Lake

Première Illusions – like Swan Lake on April 21, 2011 in the Nationaltheater

Choreography and Staging John Neumeier
Music Peter I. Tchaikovsky

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Forever Young

Première Forever Young on November 14, 2012 in the Nationaltheater

Choreography Jerome Robbins and Jiří Kylián
Music Henry Purcell, arrangiert von Simon Sadoff / Johannes Brahms / Barry Adamson

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The Taming of the Shrew

Revival of The Taming of the Shrew on February 26, 2011 in the Nationaltheater

Choreography: John Cranko
Music: Kurt-Heinz Stolze after Domenico Scarlatti

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My Ravel

World première of My Ravel: Whichever Way he Looks... / Daphnis and Chloé on November 21, 2010 in the Nationaltheater

Choreography: Jörg Mannes and Terence Kohler
Musical direction: Kent Nagano

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Première of William Foresythe's Artifact on April 25, 2010 in the Nationaltheater.

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Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness

Bach meets ballet. In its Christmas premiere the Bavarian State Ballet expresses in virtuoso dance the emotional essence of compositions by Bach. Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness is a ballet inspired by the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach and interprets Bach’s music through the idiom of contemporary dance.

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Terpsichore-Gala VIII



Revival of Zugvögel on February 15, 2013 in the Nationaltheater.

Jiří Kyliàn will for the first time create an evening-length work for Munich. Together with fellow artists like Michael Simon and Yoshiki Hishinuma he will present a synthesis of the arts, using the National Theatre with all its “hidden” rooms behind and under the stage as well as public spaces around the theatre for installations, film, drama, music and dance.

Underworld © Day Kol
Stage © Wilfried Hösl

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Terpsichore-Gala VIII


Exits and Entrances

Première of Merce Cunnhingham's BIPED and world première of Richard Siegal's Unitxt on June 25, 2013 at Prinzregententheater, München.

Choreography Merce Cunningham
Music Gavin Bryars

Choreography Richard Siegal
Music Carsten Nicolai
Objects Konstantin Grcic

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Romeo and Juliet

Revival on September 21, 2013 at Nationaltheater München

Choreography John Cranko
Music Sergej Prokofjew
Designs Jürgen Rose
Conductor Leitung Robertas Šervenikas

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100 Years Ballets Russes

Première of 100 Years Ballets Russes on December 7, 2008 in the Nationaltheater

The evening is dedicated to the “Ballets Russes”, the legendary troupe of Russian dancers, managed by Serge Diaghilev, who, a hundred years ago, initiated the development towards modern dance.
The three-part ballet program “100 Years Ballets Russes” will present two Munich premieres of works from Diaghilev’s repertoire, “Shéhérazade” by Mikhail Fokine and “Les Biches” by Bronislava Nijinskaja, together with a creation “Once Upon An Ever After”, a work the young choreographer Terence Kohler will produce in close collaboration with design artist Rosalie and thus revive the fundamental idea of the Ballets Russes: the mutual stimulation of choreography and graphic art.

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La Fille mal gardée

Revival of La Fille mal gardée on July 5, 2012 in the Prinzregententheater

Choreography Frederick Ashton
Music Ferdinand Hérold, arranged by John Lanchbury

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Schläpfer/Van Manen/Sandroni



Der Sturm (The Tempest)




Le Corsaire



Limb's Theorem



Mit drei Uraufführungen zu aparten musikalischen Kompositionen - u. a. dem Klavierkonzert von John Adams und Surrogate Cities von Heiner Goebbels -  choreographiert von Davide Bombana, Michael Simon und Jacopo Godani wird die Ballettwoche 2006 eröffnet.

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The Silver Rose

For the moment our main focus is on the creation of The Silver Rose by Graeme Murphy, that will see its première on December 10 with Lucia Lacarra (Sophie), Sherelle Charge (Marschallin), Lukás Slavický (Octavian) and Cyril Pierre (Baron Ochs) and will then also be on our programme during the Christmas season.

(c) Wilfried Hösl

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