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Matinee of the Ballet Academy of the Vienna State Opera

on May 01, 2023
This is the page for the performance on May 01, 2023.

Cast 01.05.2023

The cast will be published soon.


Once a year, the students of the Ballet Academy present themselves on the big stage of the Vienna State Opera with an artistic programme that they have been working towards for many months – studying classical roles, experiencing the power and beauty that dancing in the ensemble or the creative work with contemporary choreographers can unfold. The Matinee on 1 May 2023 draws a bow from ballet romanticism with excerpts from August Bournonville’s La Sylphide to the present day.

Fifty students from the lower levels meet for a Unisono that demands homogeneity, musicality and concentration in Hans van Manen’s so masterfully clear movement language. For the Jugendkompanie, Martin Schläpfer has completed his piece Jamie, which he presented a year ago as a work in progress. The Canadian Kinsun Chan, now director of the Tanzcompagnie St. Gallen, has entrusted his youth piece JIT (Just in Time) to the students of the upper levels: a sophisticated, up-to-date play between robotic uniformity and touching humanity.


Music Adagio from the Concerto for Violine and Orchestra No 1 C major Hob. VIIa:1 by Joseph Haydn & Air from the Suite No 3 D major BWV 1068 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Choreography Hans van Manen
Dancers Students of the lower level


Music Hermann Severin Løvenskiold
Choreography after August Bournonville
Dancers Students of the upper level

Music Ludwig van Beethoven, Zäuerli, Martin Stadtfeld, Giovanni Girolami Kapsperger, Cyndi Lauper, Johann Sebastian Bach, among others
Choreography Martin Schläpfer
Costumes Maria Alati
Dancers Members of the Jugendkompanie of the Ballet Academy

Music Michael Nyman & Josh Ralph
Choreography, Stage design & Costumes Kinsun Chan
Staging Juliette Rahon
Dancers Students of the upper level

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