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ART OF DANCE

PRINT EDITION: € 2.00 No. 1 // AUG 2016

MAGAZINE POSTERINO DANCE COMPANY WWW.GAETANOPOSTERINO.NET

>>THROUGH PINA'S EYES<< At Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden

>>ŠVANDA DUDÁK<< At Semperoper Dresden

>>LOVE ME IF YOU CAN!<< At HochX Theatre and Live Art Munich

YEAR OF DANCE EVENTS 2016/2017 THEATRE & LIVE ART


CONTENTS ABOUT // PORTRAIT 4 Gaetano Posterino A Live for Dance >>THROUGH PINA'S EYES<< 10 Dance Theatre At Staatstheater Wiesbaden >>LOVE ME IF YOU CAN!<< 12 Dance Theatre At HochX Theatre and Live Art >>ŠVANDA DUDÁK<< 14 Opera in two acts At Semperoper Dresden POSTERINO DANCE 18 COMPANY History & Plans RE-OPENING OF AN OLD 22 ART INSTITUTION HochX Theatre and Live Art EVENT CALENDAR 23 What's on 2016/2017

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EDITORIAL IMPRINT PUBLISHER: Posterino Dance Company Nymphenburger Str. 10 80335 Munich Schiersteiner Str. 20 65187 Wiesbaden EDITOR: Andreas Kullmann DESIGN & LAYOUT: madmagz PRINT: Druckzentrum Rottal-Inn, Eggenfelden PHOTOS: Oliver Bodmer, Matthias Creutziger, Andreas J. Etter, Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Andreas Kullmann, Antonin Michna, Gaetano Posterino, Nik Schölzel, Jürgen Schröder, Semperoper Dresden, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Theater HochX NOTE: Events, dates and casts may be subject to changes. Please refer also to our website under events. This magazine is available as printed edition and is also digitally distributed in the internet and by email. © 2016: Gaetano Posterino

WELCOME TO ART OF DANCE Get intrigued You are reading the first issue of ART OF DANCE, a magazine published by POSTERINO DANCE COMPANY. On an irregular base this magazine aimes to inform about Gaetano's current work and to make you curious about an extraordinary artist and choregrapher. 2016 is proclaimed the Year of Dance in Germany. And for this reason we are putting the foot down in the season 2016/2017 with performances in Wiesbaden, Dresden and Munich, with auditions and workshops. Enjoy reading more about Gaetano and his live dedicated to dance, the evolution of his contemporary choreographic style, about his company, the upcoming contemporary dance and opera performances with choreographies of Gaetano and more events, the re-opening of HochX as an old art institution in Munich as well as about the Year of Dance in Germany. If you are interested in getting in touch with us, do not hesitate to use the contact form on our website: www.gaetanoposterino.net/kontakt. We hope to see you soon at one of our events.//

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A LIVE FOR DANCE

GAETANO POSTERINO

Dancer, choreographer, director, teacher, ballet master, light and costume designer... a multi-talent dedicated to the art of movement.

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ABOUT // PORTRAIT Gaetano Posterino Gaetano Posterino is Italian and works as dance director, choreographer and ballet master. He completed his dance education at the National Ballet School of Canada in Toronto. After a first engagement at the Balletto di Toscana Florence he danced as soloist for a variety of companies e.g. Teatro San Martin, Ballet L'Ensemble de Micha van Hoecke, San Francisco Ballet, English National Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Lucerne Ballet and as first soloist at Peter Schaufuss Ballet and for many years at Wiesbaden Ballet.

His dance career among other stars brought him on stage in over 100 countries. Between 2001 and 2011 he was working many years for Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden and Augsburg Ballet as choreographer in residence as well as for the International Dance Theater Reutlingen as artistic director and principal choreographer. Engagements as guest choreographer lead him to Theatre Giessen, Theatre Hagen, Mainfranken Theatre >>

Gaetano Posterino, born in Cosenza, Italy in 1974 // Besides many tours on stage around the world, he lived in Italy, Argentina, United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Switzerland and since 2001 in Germany. //

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>> WĂźrzburg, Tanzhaus NRW in DĂźsseldorf, Aarhus Dance Festival in Denmark, Ballet Istanbul, Metropolitan Opera New York, Bilbao Dance Festival in Spain, International May Festival Wiesbaden, Ballet de Santiago de Chile, Pittsburgh Ballet, Semperoper Dresden and Teatro Massimo di Palermo. Until today he created over 45 choreographies. Since 2002 he is heading his own Posterino Dance Company as choreographer and artistic director. Gaetano received several international awards for his choreographic works and dance performances. With his art he supports also social projects. Objectives are mainly fundraising or the involvement of mentally retarded people into the creation of art. The evolution of a "versatile", contemporary, expressive and aesthetic style As an experienced and creative choreographer Gaetano has his own handwriting in the composition of aesthetic movements. In an interview with the newspaper Reutlinger Generalanzeiger in Oct. 2005 he said: "The classic En Pointe is a highly developed movement technique that allows the dancers a perfect body control and elegance. This technique is the basis of my work, but was and constantly is developed further as a movement vocabulary towards an own 'versatile' and contemporary style by integrating modern-contemporary elements. >>

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>> Not at all 'classic', but also contemporary is the concept of my pieces. Although there is a concrete content, its implementation into dance and movement is not as assigned in classical ballet to individual actors but multi-dimensional or abstract, though meaningful in the context." In another interview with the newspaper Münchener Merkur in Dec. 2015 he commented on the question about his style like moving softly through water: "I got influenced by my Romanian teacher Magdalena Popa and her creative approch to the Russian Vaganova teaching method. As ballerina she was a star in

Bucharest, but also on an international scale. In the early 80s she joined the National Ballet of Canada as ballet mistress and 'Principal Coach', where I received my education in the affiliated school. Another influence were choreographers like Jiří Kylián, Mats Ek, Nils Christe, Stephan Thoss or Richard Wherlock whose pieces I performed on stage. My country, the energy of Italy may also play a role. And then last but not least all the years as choreographer in residence at Hessian State Theatre in Wiesbaden and at Theatre Augsburg, where I broadened the base for my style." >>

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>> During his dance career he was performing well-known classical ballet pieces as well as modern and contemporary works. In his own choreographic creations many elements of both directions can be found, either as unique combination or absolutely pure. This allows a vaste variety of works such as the ballets "From Dark to Light" or "Time Lock", the choreography of an opera like "Ĺ vanda DudĂĄk" or dance theatre like "Through Pina's Eyes" and "Les Noces". At the end of the day he is always able to surprise his fans in the audience and among his dancers with a new and creative approach to the art of aesthetic and expressive dance.//

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HESSISCHES STAATSTHEATER WIESBADEN AUG 25 - SEP 4 // 2016 WIESBADEN BIENNALE SEP 17 // 2016 >>THROUGH PINA'S EYES<< POSTERINO DANCE COMPANY APR 26 - MAY 28 // 2017 INTERNATIONALE MAIFESTSPIELE

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>>THROUGH PINA'S EYES<< CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATRE POSTERINO DANCE COMPANY

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>>THROUGH PINA'S EYES<< Defragmentation of a Character This latest masterpiece of Gaetano Posterino is a tribute to the great artist Pina Bausch. Nothing more than just perfection is evident in perfection. With regard to movements and gestures Pina was interested in the self, the treacherous, the playful, the unconscious, the child, which lies dormant in every human being and which still can express itself eloquently and accurately if you understand his language. In the piece the four dancers will reflect these aspects through the eyes of Pina Bausch, interpreted through the eyes of the choreographer.

CHOREOGRAPHY & PRODUCTION: Gaetano Posterino // DANCER: Franziska Angerer, Gaetano Posterino, Aya Sone, Lucas Teodoro // MUSIC: Maria Callas featuring "Norma" of Vincenzo Bellini

The dance theatre will be on stage in Wiesbaden in Sept. 2016 and in Munich in March 2017.//

HESSISCHES STAATSTHEATER WIESBADEN Theater Wartburg Schwalbacher Str. 51 65183 Wiesbaden PREMIERE: Sept. 17 // 2016 7:30 pm TICKETS: Box Office ART OF DANCE //11


>>LOVE ME IF YOU CAN!<< CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATRE POSTERINO DANCE COMPANY

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>>LOVE ME IF YOU CAN!<< A Love Story of the Sixties Gaetano Posterino's new work revolves basically around the ever lasting theme of loneliness, craving and search for love. A woman is experiencing love, rejection and passion in the storyline. In a dynamic choreography to soul music of the sixties, the eight dancers are to be experienced closely and individually. The piece follows rather an abstract concept as an approach to contemporary choreography resulting in a story in fragments.

CHOREOGRAPHY & PRODUCTION: Gaetano Posterino // DANCER: Annalisa Piccolo, Ariane Roustan, Aya Sone, Lucas Teodoro and others // MUSIC: Aretha Franklin, James Brown, The Temptations, Nina Simone, Brookers T & The MG, Ray Charles, Sam & Dave, The Platters, Glady's Night & The Pips, Fontella Bass

Rousing. Let's see whether the audience remain seated when it is on stage in Munich in March 2017.//

HochX THEATRE AND LIVE ART Entenbachstr. 37 81541 Munich PREMIERE: MAR 13 // 2017 8:00 pm MAR 17 // 2017 8:00 pm MAR 18 // 2016 8:00 pm TICKETS: www.theater-hochx.de

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>>ŠVANDA DUDÁK<< OPERA IN TWO ACTS SEMPEROPER DRESDEN ART OF DANCE //14


>>ŠVANDA DUDÁK<< Opera // Jaromir Weinberger

MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Mikhail Agrest // STAGE DIRECTOR: Axel Köhler // CHOREOGRAPHY: Gaetano Posterino // SET DESIGN: Arne Walther // COSTUME DESIGN: Henrike Bromber // LIGHTING DESIGN: Fabio Antoci // CHOIR: Jörn Hinnerk Andresen // DRAMATURGY: Nora Schmid ŠVANDA: Christoph Pohl // DOROTKA: Marjorie Owens // BABINSKY: Ladislav Elgr // QUEEN: Tichina Vaughn // MAGICIAN: Tilmann Rönnebeck // DEVIL: Michael Ede State Opera Choir // Staatskapelle Dresden

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musician is well-loved everywhere.

Just one week after marrying Dorotka, Švanda is lured away by Babinský to seek his fortunes in the wide world. Even Dorotka’s unshakeable belief in the power of marriage in the face of it all proves to be of no avail. In the palace of the ice queen, Švanda’s bagpipe breaks an evil spell and melts frozen hearts. He is to be crowned king, and a passionate kiss seals the bargain. Dorotka, however, magically appears and denounces her unfaithful husband; upon denying everything, he is promptly whisked off to the underworld. Babinský returns to his life of robbery – though always ready and willing to help a man in need; in a diabolic card game, he fools the devil himself, thereby saving Švanda’s soul. The moral of the story? Regardless of how much fame your artistry might bring you in far-off lands, true happiness can only be found at home … Or not? This fairy tale on human strengths and weaknesses by Prague composer Jaromír Weinberger was a smash hit in 1927. All around the country, Weinberger’s musical kaleidoscope of pulsating dance rhythms, folksongs and great symphonic intermezzi rang out. The libretto by Miroš Kareš was translated into no fewer than 17 languages. However, political forces in Europe conspired to bring this sweeping success to an abrupt end. As a Jewish composer, Weinberg escaped persecution by fleeing to the USA in 1938 via France. Gaetano Posterino is once again responsible for the complex choreography of this opera with around 20 dancers after previous productions in Dresden in 2012 and 2014 as well for Teatro Massimo di Palermo in 2014.// ART OF DANCE //15


SEMPEROPER DRESDEN Theaterplatz 2 01067 Dresden >>ŠVANDA DUDÁK<< DEC 17 // 2016 7.30 pm DEC 20 // 2016 7.30 pm DEC 22 // 2017 7.30 pm TICKETS: www.semperoper.de

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2016 AS YEAR OF DANCE A German Initiative The initiative wants to communicate the impact of dance on society. Germany's contributions to the contemporary dance world are many and varied. From the inception of expressionist dance and dance therapy by Mary Wigman in the early 20th century to the striking Tanztheater that choreographer Pina Bausch made famous in the 1970s, Germany has played an influential role in the way we experience dance performances today. Drawing attention to that influence and to the great diversity existent in Germany's dance world today are the goals of "Tanzjahr 2016" or the "Year of Dance" declared by the Dachverband Tanz, an organization of dance companies across the country.

The Federal Ministry of Culture and Media has since taken on sponsorship for the action. So far in 2016 there have been a lot of fairs and congresses across Germany. Following on that theme at the end of August (Aug. 31 - Sept. 3 // 2016) will be the international "tanzmesse nrw", an international networking event that brings artists and their audience together, this year in DĂźsseldorf. But it's not only large-scale trade fairs that are on the agenda for the Year of Dance. Nearly every stage across Germany will play host to new performances and premieres throughout the year as they pay homage to the country's important position in contemporary dance and >>

>> attempt to confirm the vital role that dance plays in society, as a connector, integrator and high art form. Posterino Dance Company has put its dance theatre premiere "Through Pina's Eyes" at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden in Sept. 2016 under the motto of the initiative.// Read more on: www.tanzjahr2016.de

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POSTERINO DANCE COMPANY About // Portrait HISTORY & OBJECTIVE

CURRENT STATUS AND PLANS

In 2002 Gaetano Posterino founded his own dance company in Wiesbaden. He is heading the company as Artistic Director and Choreographer. At first he created the core of its repertoire with the Wiesbaden Ballet. Since then the company presents contemporary choreographic creations on a regular base.

After the latest audition in June 2016 Gaetano is building up a new dance ensemble in Munich for the upcoming season 2016/2017. This process is comprising dancers on an international scale aiming to present creative works aside the mainstream to the audience in Germany and abroad.

The objective of the company is to combine Gaetano's choreographic creativity with the abilities of extraordinary dancers and incorporate their different cultural backgrounds resulting in unique dance pieces on stage.

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The company will held another audition in 4th quarter 2016 to engage additional dancers for the productions planned in 2017- the year of the 15th anniversary of the company.// More information on: www.gaetanoposterino.net/company


POSTERINO DANCE COMPANY MEMBERS 2016 / 2017 BRIEF PORTRAITS #1

FRANZISKA ANGERER Nationality: German // Ballet and dance education: Ballettakademie Benedict-Manniegel Munich, Académie de Danse Princesse Grace Montecarlo // Last works: Posterino Dance Company, Bayerische Staatsoper, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Stadttheater Klagenfurt//

GAETANO POSTERINO Nationality: Italian // Ballet and dance education: National Ballet School of Canada Toronto // Artistic Director and Choreographer // Last works: Posterino Dance Company, Semperoper Dresden, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Ballet Augsburg, Ballet Wiesbaden, International Dance Theatre Reutlingen//

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POSTERINO DANCE COMPANY MEMBERS 2016 / 2017 BRIEF PORTRAITS #2

ARIANE ROUSTAN Nationality: French // Ballet and dance education: Palucca School Dresden, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Danse de Marseille // Last works: Compagnia Zappalà Danza Sicilia, Tania Perez Salas Compañia de Danza Mexico, Collective Body Dance Lab New York, Bennyroyce Dance Productions New York, Jeune Ballet du Quebec//

ANNALISA PICCOLO Nationality: Italian // Ballet and dance education: Accademia Nazionale di Danza Roma // Last works: Teatro di Rapallo, Teatro Grande Roma, Festival Danza in Fiera, Teatro delle Vittorie Roma//

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POSTERINO DANCE COMPANY MEMBERS 2016 / 2017 BRIEF PORTRAITS #3

LUCAS TEODORO Nationality: Brazilian // Ballet and dance education: Ballet Academy Bottaini Merlo International Center of Arts Munich // Last works: BMICA Academy Theatre Leo17 Munich//

AYA SONE Nationality: Japanese // Ballet and dance education: Sakon Sachiko Ballet School, Kyoto Ballet Academy // Last works: Landesbühnen Sachsen, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Stadttheater Chemnitz//

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HochX // RE-OPENING OF AN OLD ART INSTITUTION THEATRE AND LIVE ART HochX Theatre and Live Art is an institution of the free dance and theatre scene in Munich with a very long history and will be re-opening with its new label and under new management in Sept. 2016. The theatre as an infrastructure is funded by the City of Munich and provides space and stage for the scene. The program contains works in the areas of theatre, dance, music, performance and media art. Furthermore HochX will be hosting guest performances of national and international scene artists, e.g. in the context of festivals in Munich like DANCE, SPIELART or RODEO. With two new works Posterino Dance Company will be starring in the first season 2016/2017 of HochX.// ART OF DANCE //22

POSTERINO DANCE COMPANY Dance Theatre Performance >>TROUGH PINA' EYES<< >>LOVE ME IF YOU CAN!<< MAR 13 // 2017 8:00 pm MAR 17 // 2017 8:00 pm MAR 18 // 2017 8:00 pm TICKETS: www.theater-hochx.de


SEP 17 // 2016 THROUGH PINA'S EYES // Dance Theatre // Premiere // Choreography: Gaetano Posterino // Dancer:Posterino Dance Company // Location: Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Wartburg ____________________________________ OCT 23 // 2016 MODERN CONTEMPORARY CHOREOGRAPHY // Workshop // Choreography: Gaetano Posterino // Location: Bottaini Merlo Intl Centre of Arts, Munich ____________________________________ DEC 17, 20, 22 // 2016 ŠVANDA DUDÁK // Opera in two acts // DIRECTOR: Axel Köhler // Choreography: Gaetano Posterino // Location: Semperoper Dresden ____________________________________

JAN 24 // 2016 MODERN CONTEMPORARY CHOREOGRAPHY // Workshop // Choreography: Gaetano Posterino // Location: PAS Performing Arts Studio, Munich ____________________________________

JAN 27 // 2017 BMICA WINTER GALA // Ballet - classical and modern // Choreogaphies: Gaetano Posterino & others // Location: Theater KUBIZ Munich-Unterhaching ____________________________________

EVENT CALENDAR WHAT'S ON 2016/2017 FEB 28 // 2016

MAR 14, 17, 18 // 2017

MODERN CONTEMPORARY CHOREOGRAPHY // Workshop // Choreography: Gaetano Posterino // Location: Bottaini Merlo Intl Centre of Arts, Munich ____________________________________

THROUGH PINA' EYES and LOVE ME IF YOU CAN! // Dance Theatre // Choreography: Gaetano Posterino // Dancer: Posterino Dance Company // Location: HochX Munich ____________________________________

JUN 19 // 2016

SEP 16 // 2017

POSTERINO DANCE COMPANY // Audition for Dancers (m/f) // Choreography: Gaetano Posterino // Ballet Training: Alen Bottaini // Location: On personal invitation only ____________________________________

POSTERINO DANCE COMPANY // Dance Theatre // Choreography: Gaetano Posterino // Dancer: Posterino Dance Company // Location: Staatstheater Wiesbaden ____________________________________

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BOTTAINI MERLO INTERNATIONAL CENTRE OF ARTS School of Artistic Dance Ballet Academy Munich The Professional Program offers a full professional training supported by an excellent team of tutors with an extensive and successful stage career and pedagogic preparation, willing to aid students achieve their best by sharing their knowledge and experience. The program focuses on educating and developing a new generation of professional dancers together with a lifelong appreciation of the arts, working towards the highest standards of technique and artistry. Internet: www.bmica.com

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