Ballet of Alexei Ratmansky Music by Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovcky
Alexei Ratmansky’s creation for the company takes several of Tchaikovsky’s overtures as a starting point to reflect in choreographic-playful form on the historicity of classical ballet. The core of Ratmansky’s new work for the Bayerisches Staatsballett is how the traditional step material and body expression change over time and what dance play can be derived from this for the present. The stage design by Jean-Marc Puissant works with various veils and space-dividing elements. These translate the progressive unveiling and build-up of expectations, inherent in the overture with its announcement character, into visual images. The stage space is designed with transparent veils, moving surfaces and sculptural forms. Ratmansky is not primarily concerned with telling a specific story. In the foreground is the joy of an event that lives from the diverse emotional moods of the music, the technical skill of the dancers, and the play with contrasting figures. The Bayerisches Staatsorchester interprets, among others, the concert overtures to Hamlet, The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky.
Ensemble of the Bayerisches Staatsballett; Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Conductor : Mikhail Agrest Set design :Jean-Marc Puissant Lighting :James F.Ingalls Dramaturgy :Serge Honegger
Production compagny : Telmondis
Coproduction compagny : The Bayerische Staatsoper with the participation of France Télévisions
Running Time : 82'
Production Year : 2022
Distribution compagny : Telmondis Distribution
Video Format : HD