Saturday, 20. June 2020
09:00 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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Resident Choreographer

Andrey Kaydanovskiy was born in Moscow (Russia). After his education in Moscow, Stuttgart (Germany) and Vienna (Austria) he joined the ballett of the Vienna State Opera. His extensive repertoire includes various solo roles in classical and contemporary pieces. He has worked with numerous renowned choreographers. In 2009 he presented his first own choreography and during the next years several others followed. In April 2013 his first work for the Vienna State Ballet was Zeitverschwendung (Waste of Time). In October 2013 the first performance of The Ugly Duckling (ballet in one act) at the Volksoper Wien took place. Other projects followed: he was in charge of the complete opening of the "Life Ball 2014", involving artists from all genres and choreographed a piece for 5 dancers to Mozart's Apollo et Hyacinthus.

His piece Love Song, choreographed for the event "Young Choreographers ’14" at the Odeon Theater in Vienna was also presented in Slovakia, Germany and was staged for the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia. On February 27, 2016 his piece Tea or Coffee successfully premiered at the Stanislavsky Theatre in Moscow and led to a closer collaboration with the theatre where he later created Pajama Party, sharing the evening with works of Balanchine and Kylián, and Birthday Waltz for the 100-Year-Anniversary of the theatre.

He created two works for Bundesjugendballett (Hamburg), Igor Stravinsky´s Firebird for the Vienna State Ballett, Perfect Example for the Czech National Ballet and Solo for Sergei Polunin at the Origen Festival in Switzerland. Fable, which premiered in March 2018 at Taganka Theatre in Moscow, was his first full-length piece as stage director and choreographer for actors in a Drama Theatre. For the TV broadcast of the New Years Concert 2019 of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, which was broadcast in almost 100 countries worldwide, he choreographed Künstlerleben Waltz and Pazman-Csárdás by Johann Strauss II with the Vienna State Ballet. 

He received the Special Prize as "Best Dance Theatre Performer and Choreographer" at the International Dance Festival TANZOLYMP in Berlin, is awarded with the "German Dance Award 2016" in the category "future" and was nominated for two categories for "The Golden Mask" in Russia.

His piece Discovery premiered in July 2017 in Munich. The new creation Cecil Hotel will premiere on 28 June 2019 with À Jour - Contemporary Choreographies

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