Extras

Our matinées in the auditorium of the Vienna State Opera provide interesting background information and insights into a new production. Usually one week before a premiere, we introduce the programme and its artists in a panel discussion.

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Our matinées in the auditorium of the Vienna State Opera provide interesting background information and insights into a new production. Usually one week before a premiere, we introduce the programme and its artists in a panel discussion.

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How does a dance maker find his movements? How does he communicate them to his dancers? What are the thoughts behind a ballet? What role does the music play? In the Ballet Workshop, our choreographers together with the dancers of the Vienna State Ballet and others involved in a production provide insights into artistic processes: live rehearsal excerpts give first impressions of a new production, in conversations with the artists you will learn interesting facts about a work.

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How does a dance maker find his movements? How does he communicate them to his dancers? What are the thoughts behind a ballet? What role does the music play? In the Ballet Workshop, our choreographers together with the dancers of the Vienna State Ballet and others involved in a production provide insights into artistic processes: live rehearsal excerpts give first impressions of a new production, in conversations with the artists you will learn interesting facts about a work.

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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.

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In the Tanzpodium on 19 March 2022, ballet director Martin Schläpfer, former first soloist and now teacher and repetiteur Brigitte Stadler and other guests will look at the historical repertoire of the Vienna State Ballet, its maintenance and questions of reconstruction.

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Immerse yourself in the work of the Vienna State Ballet for an afternoon at the Festspielhaus St. Pölten: A masterclass offers dance students and young professionals the opportunity to participate in a classical training of Martin Schläpfer together with dancers of the Vienna State Ballet. A public rehearsal of the new ballet »The Seasons« provides insights into the creation process, and Martin Schläpfer talks about his work in an artist talk.

With a weekly Open Class the Vienna State Ballet offers professional dancers, dance teachers, and students as well as advanced amateurs (age 14 and above) the opportunity to take part in a top-class ballet training. Led by Martin Schläpfer, Louisa Rachedi, and other members of the Vienna State Ballet the classical training takes place to live piano accompaniment.

Showers and changing rooms are available. Please come in comfortable clothing, slippers or socks and bring your own water bottle.

For the Covid-19 safety compliance, proof must be presented that you are fully vaccinated or recovered. MNS is required during practice, FFP2 mask recommended. Outside the ballet studio, wearing an FFP2 mask is mandatory.

When: from 2 October 2021 every Saturday (except on public holidays and during the summer break).

Entrance: 3.30 pm, Start: 4 pm

Duration: 90 minutes

Fee: € 20 per class

Where: Ballettakademie der Wiener Staatsoper, Nurejew-Saal, Hanuschhof 3, 1010 Wien

A new cooperation with the Viennese cinemas Filmcasino and Filmhaus accompanies the program of the Vienna State Ballet with interesting documentaries about dance makers and shows important dance films. Please see our monthly publications for the dates.