Weimar 1919: The city and the year in which Germany's first democratic constitution was declared, in which the monarchy was abolished and basic liberties and rights as well as the vote for women were established. Weimar 1919: The city and the year in which a revolutionary new school was founded, a school which united crafts and fine arts for the first time, a school which accepted students regardless of their sex, religion, ethnicity and educational background: the Bauhaus school.
These two events still stand today for political and artistic breakthroughs and hold a mythical place in German cultural history. In a co-production with the German National Theatre in Weimar, the Stuttgart Ballet has commissioned three choreographers to create three new works inspired by these events. The works will receive their world premieres in Stuttgart; one week later the triple bill will be performed at the National Theatre in Weimar – on the same day as the opening of the new Bauhaus Museum. Tamas Detrich has chosen choreographers Nanine Linning, Katarzyna Kozielska and Edward Clug to create new works for this special evening which will reflect on history, politics and art.
In April 2019, the Stuttgart Ballet will dance at the German National Theatre in Weimar, where the “second” premiere of the triple bill BREAK-THROUGH will be presented as a part of the nationwide festivities surrounding the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus School and the ratification of the Weimarer Constitution – the first democratic constitution in German history.