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Sasha Waltz and Johannes Öhman to Leave Staatsballett Berlin

Staatsballett Berlin announced today that artistic directors Sasha Waltz and Johannes Öhman intend to step down at the end of 2020, despite having only held the posts since 2019 and summer 2018, respectively. According to a company press release, Öhman is leaving to accept a directorship at Swedish contemporary dance presenter Dansens Hus. Waltz has […]

Nacho Duato Out, Sasha Waltz In at Staatsballett Berlin

Nacho Duato is on the move again. After two years as artistic director of Staatsballett Berlin, Duato has announced that he will be handing his post over to a co-directing team of choreographer Sasha Waltz and Johannes Öhman, who is currently artistic director at Royal Swedish Ballet. Staatsballett Berlin is the home company of stars […]

10 Minutes with Sasha Waltz

The German choreographer brings her visionary dance theater to the U.S. Niannian Zhou, of Sasha Waltz & Guests, in Continu. Photo by Sebastian Bolesch, courtesy BAM. Whether reinterpreting Wagner or exploring the forces of destruction, Berlin-based choreographer Sasha Waltz creates postmodern worlds onstage. She populates them with dancers whose ages, origins and training vary widely, […]

2021–22 Season Preview: The Shows We Can't Wait to See

While “subject to change” is a given these days, here’s what we’re most excited to catch if all goes as planned during the 2021–22 season. Who Was It For? Clarissa Dyas RJ Muna, Courtesy Joe Goode Performance Group Are you ready to revisit the Summer of Love? With Time of Change, the Joe Goode Performance […]

Chloé Lopes Gomes Speaks Out About Racial Harassment at Staatsballett Berlin

In November, the French dancer Chloé Lopes Gomes went public with accusations of institutional racism against Staatsballett Berlin, first reported by the German magazine Der Spiegel. In the article, several anonymous dancers confirm her account. Lopes Gomes, 29, who trained in Marseille and at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, danced for the Ballet de l’Opéra de […]

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