Ulenspiegeltänze Martin Schläpfer
Eleven years of the Ballett am Rhein under the direction of Martin Schläpfer have been eleven years of dance artistry of the highest quality that have left traces behind them in Düsseldorf and Duisburg, in North Rhine-Westphalia, and also around the world. With a ballet gala we would like to bid farewell to Martin Schläpfer and say thank you. In addition to official and personal speeches the central focus will be on one thing: the art of dance.
There will be a chance to experience works by colleagues of Martin Schläpfer and the Ballett am Rhein as well as ‘Ulenspiegeltänze’ that received its world premiere in February 2019 at Theater Duisburg and can now be seen at Opernhaus Düsseldorf exclusively on this occasion. Fascinated by the hidden but also dance-like rhythms of Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 7 Martin Schläpfer has created a ballet featuring the ancient character of Till Eulenspiegel: “a rogue who observes and mocks, someone who recognizes all the farces and fakes in our world.”
MUSIC Symphony No. 7 in C sharp minor op. 131 by Sergei Prokofiev