Triple Bill

Creations IV – VI

Lee / Stiens / Schläpfer
Triple Bill

Creations IV – VI

Lee / Stiens / Schläpfer
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Creations IV – VI
Sat 29. Feb / 19:00
Opernhaus / Pre-performance Talk (in German) 18:15
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Creations IV – VI
Tue 3. Mar / 19:00
Opernhaus / Pre-performance Talk (in German) 18:15
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Creations IV – VI
Thu 19. Mar / 19:00
Opernhaus / Pre-performance Talk (in German) 18:15
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Creations IV – VI
Wed 25. Mar / 19:00
Opernhaus / Pre-performance Talk (in German) 18:15
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Creations IV – VI
Sun 29. Mar / 14:00
Opernhaus / Pre-performance Talk (in German) 13:15
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Creations IV – VI
Sun 29. Mar / 19:00
Opernhaus / Pre-performance Talk (in German) 18:15
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Creations IV – VI
Wed 8. Apr / 19:00
Opernhaus / Pre-performance Talk (in German) 18:15
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Creations IV – VI
Sat 11. Apr / 19:00
Opernhaus / Pre-performance Talk (in German) 18:15
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Ballet Week
Creations IV – VI
Wed 22. July
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Ballet Week
Creations IV – VI
Thu 23. July
Opernhaus
Further dates
Creations IV – VI
2 hours and 30 minutes, 2 breaks
Naiad
Choreography
Douglas Lee
Music
Joby Talbot "Algal Bloom", Nicolas Sávva "Corallina" (Auftragskomposition)
Stage
Eva Adler
Costumes
Douglas Lee, Eva Adler
Lighting
Sakis Birbilis
Messenger
Choreography, Stage and Costumes
Louis Stiens
Music
Ondřej Adámek "Follow me"
Lighting
Tanja Rühl
Taiyō to Tsuki
Choreography
Martin Schläpfer
Music
Franz Schubert "3. Sinfonie D-Dur", Toshio Hosokawa "Ferne Landschaft III: Seascapes of Fukuyama"
Stage and Costumes
Florian Etti
Lighting
Thomas Diek
For the triple bill titled CREATIONS IV – VI, Artistic Director Tamas Detrich has commissioned world premieres from Douglas Lee, Louis Stiens and Martin Schläpfer, three choreographers from three different generations, each of whom the description “contemporary” most aptly fits.

Douglas Lee, former Principal Dancer of the Stuttgart Ballet, created eleven works for the company from 1999 to 2011 before pursuing a successful career as a free-lance choreographer for companies such as Nederlands Dans Theatre, Zurich Ballet, the Norwegian National Ballet and the Perm Opera Ballet Theatre. Known for his highly aesthetic, futuristic creations which utilized the physical capabilities of his dancers to the utmost, Lee returns to his artistic roots upon the invitation of Tamas Detrich.

Louis Stiens, Demi-Soloist with the Stuttgart Ballet, is creating his first world premiere for the Opera House stage following three successful creations for the smaller Play House. He is – in the most positive sense – an entirely unpredictable choreographer. With his finger on the pulse of his under-30 generation, his choreography is adventurous and raw and defies characterisation in terms of musical choice, movement vocabulary or the stage designs in which his works take place.

The evening will close with a world premiere by the highly acclaimed Swiss choreographer Martin Schläpfer, currently Artistic Director of the Ballett am Rhein. For his creation Schläpfer, known for his distinctive, deeply human and highly musical choreographies, will use Franz Schubert’s Third Symphony juxtaposed with Toshio Hosokawa’s Ferne Landschaft III, “Seascapes of Fukuyama”. Schläpfer intends a work for 19 dancers. Speaking of his choice of Schubert’s music, Schläpfer has said: “I hear and experience Schubert ‘s music as a contemporary choreographer. Just as I consider the pertinent question to be not whether the use of pointe shoes is contemporary, but only whether the choreographer using them is.”
Douglas Lee rehearsing Naiad
Photo Roman Novitzky
Agnes Su rehearsing Naiad
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Elisa Badenes rehearsing Naiad
Photo Roman Novitzky
Louis Stiens and Flemming Puthenpurayil rehearsing Messenger
Photo Roman Novitzky
Flemming Puthenpurayil, Shaked Heller, Jason Reilly and Louis Stiens rehearsing Messenger
Photo Roman Novitzky
Jason Reilly and Shaked Heller rehearsing Messenger
Photo Roman Novitzky
Martin Schläpfer, Timoor Afshar, Alexander Smith, Martino Semenzato and Daniele Silingardi rehearsing Taiyō to Tsuki
Photo Roman Novitzky
Martin Schläpfer and Christopher Kunzelmann rehearsing Taiyō to Tsuki
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Martin Schläpfer rehearsing Taiyō to Tsuki
Photo Roman Novitzky

Further productions this season

Mayerling

Ballet by Kenneth MacMillan
Triple Bill

Breath-Taking

Galili / Inger / Khan
Triple Bill

Creations I – III

Novitzky / Heise / Adorisio