A firework of premieres is expecting the audience in Heidelberg and Esslingen in March and April! With two festivals in these two cities in southern Germany, the BUNDESJUGENDBALLETT has two projects scheduled giving high priority to the presentation of new creations.
And not just one new piece is going to have its premiere: Seven new choreographies will premiere only in Heidelberg. For the project titled "Folk Songs", choreographers of different nationalities will create new works to folk songs of the 19th and 20th century, by Benjamin Britten, Aaron Copland and Heitor Villa-Lobos among others.
In December 2012, Kenneth Tindall – the winner of the "BUNDESJUGENDBALLETT production prize" of the last "International Competition for Choreographers in Hanover" –, guested at the Ballet Center in Hamburg to create with the ensemble.
In January, first Thiago Bordin and after him John Neumeier created with the company, also for the Heidelberg event.
Currently, the Ballet Director and Chief Choreographer from Kiel, Yaroslav Ivanenko, is in Hamburg to work with the BUNDESJUGENDBALLETT on his contribution to the young classical music festival "Podium", which will take place from April 25 to May 5 in Esslingen.
And also the next few weeks are dedicated to the creation of new choreographies. We're getting all excited!
"Folk Songs" at the festival "Heidelberger Frühling"
on March 20, 21 and 24
Tickets for 25 euros here
Young European Music Festival "Podium" on April 28 and 29
Photo © Silvano Ballone