The Ballet Festival Week commences on 26. March with the premiere of the triple bill production, Passages. With the Bayerische Staatsballett, Alexei Ratmansky rehearsed his choreography produced for the New York City Ballet in 2014 for Modest Mussorgsky's piano cycle, Pictures at an Exhibition. Marco Goecke and David Dawson will each present a world premiere. The latter will transform the violin concerto, Affairs of the Heart by Marjan Mozetich, into dance. The premieres of these three pieces are followed by further productions, which will set the tone of the Bayerisches Staatsballett’s 2021/22 season. They include: George Balanchine’s Jewels, as well as Paradigma with choreographies by Sharon Eyal (Bedroom Folk), Russell Maliphant (Broken Fall) and Liam Scarlett (With a Chance of Rain). These contemporary ballet performances are complemented by the classics, Schwanensee (Swan Lake) and Giselle and by the contemporary narrative ballet, Der Schneesturm (The Blizzard), which celebrated its world premiere in the previous season. Andrey Kaydanovskiy created this dynamic and energy-packed production based on the eponymous story by Russian author, Alexander Pushkin. The music is by composer Lorenz Dangel, who complements the Bayerisches Staatsorchester’s live interpretation with digital sound design and cinematic effects. The opulent version of Cinderella in Christopher Wheeldon’s choreography can be enjoyed as the Ballet Festival Week draws to a close. The 2022 Ballet Festival Week takes place from 26 March until 3 April 2022 in the Nationaltheater.