Ballet for Future? We have to talk!
The Staatsballett Berlin opens up the debate circling around issues of repertoire, canon and ballet performance practices, questioning its own historic traditions. Wherein lies the value of this art form in the 21st century? »Ballet for Future? We have to talk!« is an invitation to join our round table; to voice ideas and suggestions that move the audience, dancers, critics, activists and academics alike. During five events, experts will focus on a variety of issues. Held at the invitation of Dr. Christiane Theobald, pressing questions of age/race/religion/ability/class/gender will be discussed, openly and unbiased. What kind of perspectives and spaces are necessary and possible to initiate institutional development and change? Together with Dr. Mariama Diagne, a dance researcher and professional dancer, moderated by Claudia Henne, dance critic and cultural journalist, the Staatsballett Berlin continues the conversation about the future of ballet.
4 November 2021, 7pm
Power relationships and discrimination in the culture industry
Panelists: Claudia Henne (Moderator), Dr. Mariama Diagne (Leitung Gesellschaft für Tanzforschung (gtf)), Dorion Weickmann (Süddeutsche Zeitung, tanz), Friedrich Pohl (dancersconnect, GDBA), Maren Lansink (Themis Vertrauensstelle gegen sexuelle Belästigung und Gewalt e.V.), Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmidt (Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt, HfMDK), Annemie Vanackere (HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Intendantin und Geschäftsführerin)
13 January 2022, 7pm
Training and mentoring. The path to the stage
3 March 2022, 7pm
Audience and audience-to-be. An art world for experts?
31 May 2022, 7pm
Best performance? The limits of resilience
Free entry, registration via firstname.lastname@example.org required. Please make sure to follow current corona safety guidelines.
On the night, a photographer will be present do take photos of the event. Even though, the focus will be on the panelists, audience members might still appear in the background. In case you don't want to appear in any of the photos, please talk to the photographer beforehand.
90 minutes without a break
Tickets at the box office