Tanzpodium: Ballet Class

Gustav Mahler-Saal

11. December 2021
15.00 - 16.30
No intermission
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Cast 11.12.2021

Gesprächspartner Martin Schläpfer Christiana Stefanou


Daily training is the basis of all dance. It is practice and more: »exercitium« in the true sense of the word. It trains the dancer – makes him grow in body and mind. The schools and techniques for the daily class are diverse. Martin Schläpfer is not only one of the most important choreographers of his generation, but he is also an important ballet teacher who – based on classical dance technique – has developed his own way of training. And of course, also Christiana Stefanou, Director of the Ballet Academy of the Vienna State Opera and an internationally ballet teacher in demand, has an immense knowledge about the daily class work. In our series »Tanzpodium« both will discuss methods and the importance of training for artistic processes and will explain different techniques using various examples.