With his great, visually stunning story ballets Faust, Magic Mountain, Hamlet, The Dream of the Red Chamber or War and Peace, to name just a few of his acclaimed creations, Dortmund’s ballet director has broken new textual ground for the dance art of our times.
Rachmaninow | Tschaikowsky is one of his creations that has been praised enthusiastically by audiences and the international press alike. The successful choreographer dares to take a look behind the scenes of the art. In a sensitive and very personal balancing act between bravura and introspection, he explores the physical nature and dynamics of artistic creation, illuminating the niches and angles of human creativity.
“Music that calls out to me…” Sergej Rachmaninow’s Piano Concerto No. 3, this firework of artistic brilliance and virtuosity, and Peter Tchaikowsky’s enigmatic Sixth Symphony serve the choreographer as a starting point for questions at the interface of art and life: What drives us to artistic performance peaks? What lets us cross boundaries again and again? Why are we reaching for the stars?