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Pre-scheduled advance booking from July 19 to 31

Die Kameliendame. Lucia Lacarra. ©Charles Tandy Spiral Pass. ©Wilfried Hösl Terence Kohler: Once upon an ever after. Ensemble
The pre-scheduled box office-, telephone- and online-booking for all performances of the State Ballet, State Opera and State Orchestra until October 31 will take place between July 19 and 31.

The Bavarian State Ballet will launch the season of 2014/15 with an open rehearsal day in the rehearsal building located at Platzl 7, visitors are more than welcome to attend. Scheduled rehearsals include those for Der gelbe Klang / Spiral Pass / Konzert für Violine und Orchester, the new season's inaugural performance at the National Theatre billed for September 22. 
Les Ballets Russes will be performed in its original form, with Terence Kohler's Once Upon An Ever After alongside Shéhérazade and Les Biches. The revival will take place on October 12.
John Neumeier's tragic story of the courtesan Maguerite Gautier and her lover Armand - The Lady of the Camellias - will return to the stage on October 18.

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An open rehearsal day with the Bavarian State Ballet
Sat 20.09.14, 9.45 am, t-i-c-k-e-t-s

Michael Simon / Russell Maliphant / Aszure Barton
Der gelbe Klang / Spiral Pass / Konzert für Violine und Orchester
Mon 22.09.14, 7.30 pm, t-i-c-k-e-t-s
Sat 04.10.14, 7.30 pm, t-i-c-k-e-t-s

Mikhail Fokine / Bronislawa Nijinska / Terence Kohler
Les Ballets Russes
Shéhérazade / Les Biches / Once Upon An Ever After
Sun 12.10.14, 7.30 pm, t-i-c-k-e-t-s
Tue 28.10.14, 7.30 pm, t-i-c-k-e-t-s

John Neumeier
The Lady of the Camellias
Sat 18.10.14, 7.30 pm, t-i-c-k-e-t-s
Fri 24.10.14, 7.30 pm, t-i-c-k-e-t-s
Sat 25.10.14, 7.30 pm, t-i-c-k-e-t-s

Programme for the 2014/15 season out now

The programme of the Bavarian State Ballet for the 2014/15 season is now available. It includes all dates and relevant information for the upcoming season, the second to bear the motto 'Tanzland Deutschland'.

Ground-breaking choreographers of the past 100 years, all of whom profoundly influenced dance in Germany with their creations, will stand at the centre of attention in the following season. In addition, we will celebrate the 25th birthday of one of the biggest companies in 'Tanzland' Germany – our very own.

Der gelbe Klang, a triple bill inspired by Kandinsky's synaesthetic concept, will launch the season. Les Ballets Russes, also a triple-header, will feature Shéhérazade, Les Biches and Once Upon an Ever After. The Lady of the Camellias will also return to the repertory as of October.

A highlight among the classics thought lost but restored is Paquita, premiere scheduled for December, in a choreography by Alexei Ratmansky according to the version by Petipa. This reconstruction has kept an entire team of dramaturges, dance academics and music scholars busy for years. The premiere of José Limón’s The Exiles will also feature the revival of Forsythe's Artifact II and Kylián's Zugvögel which was created specifically for the Munich company.

For the opening of the Ballet Festival Week 2015, Richard Siegal, whose highspeed-choreography Unitxt from 2013 proved a blockbuster, will create a whole evening programme for the ensemble. Afterwards, we invite you to celebrate with us and all our artists during our TanzFest in the National Theatre. We also welcome Martin Schläpfer’s Ballett am Rhein to Munich during the Festival Week. Schläpfer’s company will give guest performances of 7, en evening set to Gustav Mahler's 7th Symphony.

July’s programme will include The Triadic Ballet / Le Sacre du printemps, the latter to be accompanied by the Munich Symphonic Orchestra. We also look forward to performances of Onegin, Romeo and JulietA Midsummernight's Dream, four Heinz-Bosl-matinées, in which the Junior Company will present its newest creations, and an exciting Campus-programme for children and adolescents.

Quote of the month

I think the project is really great because of the challenges one needs to face. One realises that one grows stronger, and it’s fun learning all the steps.


Participant about the last Heinrich tanzt Project

For the third time running, over 120 pupils of the Heinrich-Heine-School will storm the ballet rehearsal building at the Platzl, from whence, after an intense rehearsal period, they will go forth to conquer the stage of the Muffathalle. Since 2012, the childrens'- and youth-project Heinrich tanzt, a collaboration between the Bavarian State Ballet and Tanz & Schule e.V., has been offering pupils from Neuperlach (Munich) the chance to creatively mix up their daily school routine.
This year's mottos for Heinrich tanzt are 'self-orientation' and 'attitude towards life'. Four weeks of intense rehearsal lie ahead of our young protagonists who will collectively work on a choreography which will be presented at the Muffathalle on July 24. The students will be supported by a creative team consisting of Martina La Ragione, Stephan Dreher, Norbert Graf, Ruth Geiersberger, as well as stage designers, dancers and musicians.

Heinrich tanzt III
Thu 24.07.14, 11.00 pm, t-i-c-k-e-t-s
Thu 24.07.14, 7.00 pm, t-i-c-k-e-t-s
Muffathalle

A CAMPUS Bayerisches Staatsballett production
Concept: Bettina Wagner-Bergelt