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SEASON 2017 / 2018

: BALLET STAATSTHEATER NÜRNBERG


SEASON 2017 / 2018

: BALLET STAATSTHEATER NÜRNBERG

DEAR AUDIENCE, To celebrate the first ten years of Nuremberg Ballet, we would like to look back on the fundaments that have built our beginning. Since long time I wanted to focus on Albrecht Dürer, to create a piece about his personality and the complexity of his creativity and genius. Dürer and Nuremberg would not be the same without each other and this also applies to our company. “Dürer’s Dog”, my new orchestra ballet, therefore is homage to the most famous citizen of Nuremberg and at the same time to the town that became a second home to my company and me. As second production we plan a triple bill ballet evening and we are extremely proud that it came about. Because we succeeded in inviting to Nuremberg two of the presently most sought after and important choreographers, guests with the worldwide first rank stages: Hofesh Shechter and Alexander Ekman. A special artistic treat to my company but first and foremost to our audience! Under the title “Powerhouse” I will combine an own new creation with the choreographies by Shechter and Ekman. Finally with “Dekade: 10 years of Ballet Nuremberg“ I will cast a glimpse on the most representative moments of the work of the last ten years. The focus will be on our company and our repertoire, with the participation of our friends, international ballet stars joining us to celebrate, reflect and at the same time take another step forward.

Goyo Montero

Ballet director and main choreographer


PREMIERE

: BALLET STAATSTHEATER NÜRNBERG

PREMIERE: 9 DECEMBER 2017

DÜRER’S DOG DANCE PIECE BY GOYO MONTERO (world premiere)

Music by Krzysztof Penderecki, Max Richter, Philip Glass, Dmitri Shostakovich, Owen Belton among others Performance Days: 9, 12, 14, 16, 20, 25, 27 December 2017; 13, 15, 20, 28, 31 January; 9 February 2018 The mysteriousness of the artist Albrecht Dürer and his multifaceted ouevre build the sources and inspiration of Goyo Montero’s new full length abstract ballet creation „Dürer’s Dog“: For an innovative metaphorical language Goyo Montero again invited video artist Frieder Weiss to join this adventure. Also the Nuremberg ballet director continues the collaboration with the Canadian sound artist and composer Owen Belton who already created the music for “Cyrano”, “Latent” and “Don Quijote”.


PREMIERE

: BALLET STAATSTHEATER NÜRNBERG

PREMIERE: 21 APRIL 2018

POWERHOUSE CHOREOGRAPHIES BY ALEXANDER EKMAN, HOFESH SHECHTER AND GOYO MONTERO (new creation)

Music by Mikael Karlsson, Hofesh Shechter and others Performance Days: 21, 24, 27 April; 10, 17, 20, 26 May;

2, 4, 8 June 2018 For the new triple bill Goyo Montero managed to invite two very renowned choreographers whose work is essentially defined by strength and energy – as also the title of the ballet evening suggests. Alexander Ekman, decorated with several awards, among them the Faust-Theatre Award 2016, creates for companies such as Nederlands Dans Theater, Cullberg Ballet, Compañia Nacional de Danza, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Boston Ballet and many more. For Ballet Nuremberg he will stage his choreography „Tuplet“, a fast and dynamic dance piece set to the electronic music by Mikael Karlsson. Ballet Nuremberg further welcomes for the first time Hofesh Shechter with his piece „Disappearing Act“ at the State Theatre. Shechter worked so far among others with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Batsheva Dance Company, Royal Ballet London and first and formemost with his own acclaimed company, Hofesh Shechter Company, founded in 2008. Goyo Montero will round up the program with his own new creation.


PREMIERE

: BALLET STAATSTHEATER NÜRNBERG

PREMIERE : 23 JUNE 2018

DEKADE: 10 YEARS OF BALLET NUREMBERG CHOREOGRAPHIES BY GOYO MONTERO Performance Days: 23, 24, 28, 29 June; 6 July 2018 For the ten years anniversary Ballet Nuremberg presents with the gala program “Dekade” highlights from the production of the last decade. Not only the company of State Theatre Nuremberg will perform excerpts of Montero’s choreographies but also important partners and colleagues of Goyo Montero, among them world stars and internationally renowned artists. Goyo Montero will also re-create and restage selected pieces and thereby allow a new perspective on some of his most popular works. Also every one of the five performances provides an artistic surprise. None of the evenings is the same as the other, each one will be unique.


REPERTOIRE

: BALLET STAATSTHEATER NÜRNBERG

14 OCTOBER 2017

DON QUIJOTE DANCE PIECE BY GOYO MONTERO Performance Days: 19, 21, 28 October; 6, 9, 14, 23 November 2017 Goyo Montero’s personal perspective on one of the most inspiring personalities in world literature: Don Quijote. Composer Owen Belton wrote a complete new score for the occasion.

3 MARCH 2018

NUTCRACKER BALLET BY GOYO MONTERO

Music by Peter Tchaikovsky Performance Days: 10, 16, 18, 24, 27, 29 March; 1, 6 April 2018 Approached from its source, the novel by ETA Hoffmann, Montero’s Nutcracker is a dark study of the soul and eye-opener at the same time. Montero understands this world famous work as an exemplary coming of age story that tells us about the dangers and conflicts alongside human development.

Goyo Montero presented with “Nutcracker” not only the high point of his choreographies so far, but also a strong statement for the total and as it is fascinating entitlement of an own ballet company. Nürnberger Nachrichten, Jens Voskamp Nuremberg’s Spanish ballet director successfully achieved with his “Nutcracker” the stunt to decidedly tell alongside this red thread of narration a coming of age-story. And at the same time he thereby combines fairy tale and modern psychology, the literary fundament and the dance fantasy in a very original and prolific way. Nürnberger Zeitung, Thomas Heinold A splendid dance highlight. BR-Klassik, Matthias Rüd

photos: Jake Walters, Jesús Vallinas, Ludwig Olah, T. M. Rives

Nuremberg Ballet Season 2017 2018  

Proudly presenting our program and projects within our 10 years anniversary season. Looking forward to celebrate with you!

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