Lights off… Curtain up! The Bavarian State Ballet opens the new season 2010/11 with an autumn-season at the Prinzregententheater.

Munich, September 2010
For the twenty-first time the curtain will rise after the theatre holidays for the Bavarian State Ballet to start a new season. Its leading themes will be in close context with Munich and the National Theatre, but will also bring the great wide world to Munich.

The opening matinée Curtain Up! Prospects for the New Season on September 19, 2010 at 11a.m. at the Prinzregententheater will present the whole diversity of the repertoire of the new season in short excerpts. With choreographic snippets from the repertoire, film sequences and talks with artists the company will welcome their audiences as well as the new dancers, volunteers and scholarship holders. The pro-gram will be presented by the well-established trio of ballet director Ivan Liška and his co-directors Bettina Wagner-Bergelt and Wolfgang Oberender.

On September 21, the series of performances of Giselle - Mats Ek will be continued. For her captivating interpretation of Giselle Gözde Özgür was nominated for the title “Female Dancer of the Year” by the international dance magazine “Tanz” in their critics’ survey. She will lead off the dance around love, betrayal and sacrifice - to-gether with Matej Urban as Albrecht, Lukáš Slavický as Hilarion and Emma Barrow-man as Bathilde.

With Terence Kohler’s Série Noire – a Choreographic murder mystery to music by Philip Glass on September 28, the search for the murderer of the principal dancer will be taken up again. Since the Hollywood thriller “Black Swan” has now likewise discovered the murderous atmosphere behind the wings of a ballet company Série Noire is absolutely trendy…

Performances at the Prinzregententheater

Curtain Up! Prospects for the New Season
Sunday, September 19, 2010, at 11.00 a.m.

Mats Ek
Giselle – Mats Ek
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at 7.30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at 7.30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at 7.30 p.m. (family performance)
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at 7.30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at 6.00 p.m.

Terence Kohler
Série Noire – a Choreographic murder mystery
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at 7.30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at 7.30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at 7.30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at 6.00 p.m.

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