At the end of the year, the Staatsballett Berlin is excited to present the fourth iteration of its successful gala series FROM BERLIN WITH LOVE. The newly compiled programme not only draws from the company's extensive repertory but from Berlin's rich ballet history as well. Two excerpts from Angelin Preljocaj’s contemporary classic LE PARC (2000), which refelcts on the topic of love, are part of the bill, as is the mesmerizing male duet from Roland Petit's ballet LES INTERMITTENCES DU COEUR (1984), one of the evening's highlights which expresses one of the central motifs of Marcel Proust's IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME.
In the second act of his ballet DON QUIXOTE, Victor Ullate, not without a wink, conjures a male Cupid who encourages the desperate hero from Spanish literature in his adamant believes in the good of the world and carefree times in a virtuous ballet divertissement. As ballet in its essence was created to spread joie de vivre amongst its spectators, the Staatsballett Berlin presents THE NUTCRACKER Grand Pas de Deux featuring Peter I. Tchaikovsky's distinctive score as well as August Bournonville's FLOWER FESTIVAL IN GENZANO and George Balanchine's TARANTELLA. Fedor Lopuchow's GOPAK exudes vitality in its pure form.
FROM BERLIN WITH LOVE IV promises to be a delightful evening, spreading positive energy through an additional selection of contemporary choreographies, optimistically celebrating the end of this unusual and unique year.