Discovery / Mama, ich kann fliegen / Marimba Dances / Out of place

Munich Opera Festival
Friday, 30. June 2017
08:00 pm – 09:45 pm

Duration est. 1 hours 45 minutes · (est. 08:00 pm - 08:40 pm ) · Interval (est. 08:40 pm - 09:05 pm ) · (est. 09:05 pm - 09:45 pm )

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Andrey Kaydanovskiy

Luiza Bernardes Bertho, Manoela Gonçalves, Ziyue Liu, Nicha Rodboon, Mia Rudić, Alexa Tuzil
Marco Arena, Alexander Bennett, Jonah Cook, Nicholas Losada, Gianmarco Romano, Dukin Seo

Mama, ich kann fliegen

Dustin Klein
Louise Flanagan
Paul Putzar

Maria Daniela González Muñoz, Marta Navarrete Villalba, Nicha Rodboon, Jonah Cook, Nicholas Losada, Dukin Seo

Marimba Dances

Anton Pimonov
Bühne und Kostüme
Anton Pimonov

Kristina Lind, Ksenia Ryzhkova, Prisca Zeisel, Konstantin Ivkin, Stefano Maggiolo, Alexey Popov, Dmitrii Vyskubenko

Out of place

Benoît Favre
Benoît Favre
Shlomi Miara
Benoît Favre
Dmitry Khamzin

Séverine Ferrolier, Ziyue Liu, Mia Rudić, Alexa Tuzil, Marco Arena, Alexander Bennett, Stefano Maggiolo, Matej Urban
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The Opera Festival 2017 will once again also host a ballet premiere: four young talents in the field of choreography have been asked by director Igor Zelensky, to create new pieces for the Bayerisches Staatsballett. The premiere of Ballet Evening - Young Choreographers will take place in the Prinzregententheater, Munich. 

The 2017 edition of this from now on yearly programm will feature Andrey Kaydanovskiy, born in Russia in 1986 and demi-soloist at the Wiener Staatsballett, Austria. In 2016 he was award the German Dance Prize "Zukunft" ("Future"). Andrey is a storyteller, who takes us on a journey through the human history of evolution in his newly created piece "Discovery". Benoît Favre, 23-year-old is based at the Zurich Ballet and focuses on the harmony of movements and structure in his piece "Out of place". Among the four young choreographers is also the Russian Anton Pimonov (Mariinsky Theater), whose "Marimba Dances" has a touch of classical ballet, with a fresh and modern twist. Pimonov was educated at the Waganova School and has recently been award the "Golden Mask" in the category best choreography. All three choreographers have created pieces for their home compagnies before and now, for the first time, will be working with the Bayerisches Staatsballett. The home advantage surely lies with the fourth choreographer Dustin Klein. 

In his piece "Mama, ich kann fliegen" the demi-soloist of the Bayerisches Staatsballett explores how we strive for freedom, ease and weightlessness. 


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Dustin Klein was born in Landsberg am Lech/Germany, where he started his ballet training in his mother's ballet school. At the same time, he joined the class of Professor Heinz Manniegel in Munich and of the Jaga Antony Ballet School in Luxemburg. He completed his dance training at the Royal Ballet School in London and joined the Ballett der Deutschen Oper am Rhein for the seasons 2006 to 2008. He joined the corps de ballet of the Bayerisches Staatsballett in 2008 and was promoted to soloist rank with the beginning of the season 2014/2015. His first work as choreographer was Myopic Bounds in 2012. Repeater RPTR, Repeater RPTR II, Carnival and Auf der Matte bleiben followed in the subsequent years. In the autumn of 2015 he created his first piece for the Bayerisches Staatsballett II: DisTanz. In 2017 he created for the Moscow Stanislawski Theatre, wer ko der ko for the Young Choreographers Night of the Noverre Society in Stuttgart and Mama, ich kann fliegen for the Ballet Evening - Young Chreographers of the Bayerisches Staatsballett. He created Abferkeln in the 2018 edition of Young Choreographers.  Dustin Klein  left the Bayerisches Staatsballett in March 2021 to focus fully on his career as a choreographer. 

(Information as of: March 2021)


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Debuts with the Bayerisches Staatsballett

Gods and Dogs (J. Kylián)
Valet in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Unitxt (R. Siegal), creation
Broken Fall (R. Maliphant), creation
Russian HipHopper in The Girl and the Knifethrower (S. Sandroni)
Francis Flute, the bellows-mender in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (J. Neumeier)
For the Children of Yesterday, Today and tomorrow. A piece by Pina Bausch (P. Bausch)
Wizard / The Mad hatter in Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland (C. Wheeldon)
Flaut in A Midsummer Night´s Dream (J. Neumeier)
Wilfried in Giselle (P. Wright/M. Petipa)
Companion of Princess Betsy in Anna Karenina (C. Spuck)
Entourage of Abderakhman in Raymonda (R. Barra, M. Petipa)
Lobby-boy in Cecil Hotel (A. Kaydanovskiy)

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