Saturday, 20. June 2020
07:00 pm

Prices PG24

Premiere at 06. June 2020

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Andrey Kaydanovskiy
Christian Kass
Carmen Kovacs
Matteo Dilaghi, Jeanette Kakareka, Elisa Mestres, Marta Navarrete Villalba, Jinhao Zhang
Anna Buchenhorst

Damenchor der Bayerischen Staatsoper

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In June, monodramas with musicians of the Bayerisches Staatsorchester and singers who are members of the ensemble or have close ties to the Bayerische Staatsoper are to be shown on the Ensemble Saturday. The Bayerische Staatsballett is also working on new creations.



petit pas - a new creation by Andrey Kaydanovskiy with dancers of the Bayerisches Staatsballett

11 March. The day we realized: from now on there will be no more productions. Backstage, the evening paper of the last performance is still hanging - since then, the company has been waiting for its big performance in front of a large audience. On March 11, there was a lot of complaining, scolding, maybe even crying. A day that was painted red in the calendar - and coincidentally Marius Petipa's birthday! The grandmaster of classical ballet, especially in the last years of his life, also lamented a lot and with pleasure. A grumbler, you might say. His diary notes provide insight into a hypochondriacal, eccentrically vain personality who struggled with the feeling of loneliness. However, when it came to his birthday, he could proudly pat himself on the back as he grew older. "I'm a phenomenon," he confessed on his 87th birthday.

Andrey Kaydanovskiy leads us in humorously mysterious, melancholically honest and hopefully overwhelmed scenes sketchily through situations from Petipa's later years, not leaving his three most famous choreographies uncommented. 11 March - it has hit us hard, and long shall he live.

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 Christian Kass, geboren in Frankfurt, studierte Bühnenbild in Salzburg. 1990 wurde er an die Bayerische Staatsoper engagiert und ist seit 1997 Beleuchtungsmeister. 1992 arbeitete er als persönlicher Assistent von Günther Schneider-Siemssen an der Sommerakademie in Salzburg und entwickelte 1995 eine Licht- und Multimediainstallation für das Mozarteum im Mozart-Haus. In der Folge schuf er u.a. das Lichtdesign für Rigoletto in der Arena di Verona (1996), Sergei Polunins Satori im London Coliseum (2017) und Kinsun Chans Coal, Ashes and Light am Theater St. Gallen (2020). Für das Bayerische Staatsballett arbeitete er zum ersten Mal als Lichtdesigner 1999 bei Kenneth MacMillans Manon. Seither kreierte Christian Kass neben zahlreichen Arbeiten für die Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung das Lichtdesign für Schwanensee, Raymonda, Dornröschen, Helden, Les Ballets Russes und Cecil Hotel (2019) von Andrey Kaydanovskiy.

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