With the series of events "Ballet Extra" the direction of the Bavarian State Ballet offers insights into the work behind the scene and beyond the performance with public rehearsals, in the intimate frame of a ballet studio, with master classes, discussions and lectures.
There have been over 100 events already and the popularity is only growing. We open our doors once a year for an entire day, inviting our audience to observe the dancers as they go about their daily life until they finally take the stage at night. There is no "magic" involved here, only hard work: from the daily morning technique class, to adding the finishing touches at the afternoon rehearsal.
In addition, we offer insight evenings for our premieres in different formats: sometimes as a lecture, where the intellectual content takes center stage, sometimes in form of an open rehearsal.
During a master class, our audience might be sitting only inches away from great ballerinas and ballerinos of our time, learning about the process of passing on dance heritage in the studio.