Rachmaninow | Tschaikowsky

Ballet from Xin Peng Wang

Music from Sergej Rachmaninow and Peter I. Tschaikowsky

Premiere: November 11, 2017

Dortmund Opera

In his new creation Xin Peng Wang risks a glimpse behind the curtain of artistic creation. He takes the audience on a tour of his inner struggle to find the mystic moment between action and standstill, between noise and silence – effect and affect. “Sometimes” says Wang “you have to pause and think about what you do and why. That’s part of the responsibility we take on by taking our first breath and which we can’t deny even after we'll take our last one.”

 

Premiere: November 11, 2017, Dortmund Opera

Additional shows: November 24, December 3 / 2018: January 17 & 27, February 23, March 4 & 24

Tour to China

The Dortmund Ballet will go on tour to China, performing “Faust II - Redemption!”

Its official now. The Dortmund Ballet will go on tour to China, performing “Faust II - Redemption ”. There are still many things to do, and we are really looking forward to the tour.

Prix Benois de La Danse 2017

In May Xin Peng Wang will travel to the gala in Moscow.

On 30th of May 2017 Xin Peng Wang will travel to Moscow. Together with his team he will participate in the gala of the Prix Benois de la Danse. Two couples of the company will be dancing in the prestigious show: Lucia Lacarra and Marlon Dino will perform a duet choreographed by Russell Maliphant; Ida Kallanvaara and Giacomo Altovino will present a duet from the piece "Hora" by Edward Clug who is nominated for this year's Prix Benois. He created the piece especially for Ballett Dortmund earlier this year.

Matthäus Passion

Cooperation between the Dortmunder Bachchor an St. Reinoldi e. V. & Ballett Dortmund

Premiere: march 30, 2017

Choreography: Xin Peng Wang

Xin Peng Wang interacts in this cooperation with the Opus Magnum of the famous composer Johann Sebastian Bach. He transforms it into a surface where the baroque capacity to suffer meets the pressure of modern life. The passion of christ becomes the passion of human kind.

A very interesting cooperation between the singers of the Bachchor, the musicians of the live orchestra and the young dancers of Ballett Dortmund.

Faust II - Redemption!

Ballet from Xin Peng Wang,

Light installation from Li Hui

Premiere: October 29, 2016

Ballet from Xin Peng Wang
Light installation from Li Hui
Premiere: October 29, 2016
Additional shows : November 5, 13, 19, 25, April 2, 14; 2017, May 6, 20, June 2, 8, July 2

Faust II, Rehearsal

Ballet from Xin Peng Wang,

with Light installations from Li Hui

Premiere: October 29, 2016

Ballet from Xin Peng Wang
with Light installations from Li Hui
Premiere: October 29, 2016

XXIV international Balletgala Dortmund September 24, 25 2016

Special guests: Xander Parish, Steven Mc Rae ...

Special guests: Xander Parish, Steven Mc Rae + Francisca Hayward, Herman Cornejo, Oscar Chacon, Friedemann Vogel, Iana Salenco

XXIII international Balletgala Dortmund June 25, 26 2016

Special guests: Tricia Albertson + Rainer Krenstetter...

Special guests: Tricia Albertson + Rainer Krenstetter, Anna Tsygankova + Jozef Varga, Melissa Hamilton + Istvan Simon, Dorothé Gilbert + Hugo Marchand

Juniorballet

The Nordrhine Westphalia Juniorballet goes to the second Generation!

The NRW Juniorballett has been proved with great success and goes now to the second Generation. Within are: Victoria Grassmug, Gemma Gullefer, Jana Nenadovic, Beatrice Rosi, Tess Voelker, Madeline Andrew. Giovanni Cusin, Simone Dalè, Dayne Florence, Erik Sosa Sanchez, Matheus Vasz Guimares, Nikita Zdavkovic.  

Faust l – Conscience!

A good man, through obscurest aspiration,

Has still an instinct of the one true way.

Premiere: February, 13, 2016, Dortmund opera.

More: February 19, March 13/27, April 1, May 1/21, June 4, July 1

Goethe’s drama „Faust“ starts with a bet between god and the devil.Is man just a a victim of his own instincts and passion or does he knows of the good, the true?Will it succeed to corrupt him through and through? Faust is a famous wise man, who has researched anything the world can offer. However, he is not happy nor satisfied. He wants to explore the last secrets of creation. Like Faust, we also seek complete knowledge nowadays, but we need to be aware of the price we might have to pay for this.  Knowledge is based on conscience. This is the crucial and substantial test for all of us, over and over again...

Premiere: February, 13, 2016, Dortmund opera.
More: February 19, March 13/27, April 1, May 1/21, June 4, July 1

XXII international Balletgala Dortmund September 12, 13 2015

Special guests: Lucia Lacarra & Marlon Dino, ...

Special guests: Lucia Lacarra & Marlon Dino, Polina Semionova & Dmitry Semionov, Iana Salenko & Stephen McRae, Adiarys Almeida & Joseph Gatti, Filipa de Castro & Carlos Pinilos

Research “Faust”

Xin Peng Wang is making research on his upsoming story - ballet “Faust”. He travelled to the Faust museum in Knittlingen, Germany, the birthplace of the original mold, the “Urfaust”.

Xin Peng Wang is making research on his upsoming story - ballet “Faust”. He travelled to the Faust museum in Knittlingen, Germany, the birthplace of the original mold, the “Urfaust”.

The Bajazzo

With it’s extraordinary idea to make outstandingly talented dancers become great soloists the Junior Ballet of Northrhine Westphalia came to be a talent factory and is therewith sharing the goals of the Bajazzo foundation.

Since 1984 the theatre and the friends of concerts in Dortmund are promoting a program called the “Bajazzo” to support young artists. The Junior Ballet of Northrhine Westphalia was awarded this price in April. 

Ruhr Nachrichten: Junior Ballet of Northrhine-Westphalia dancing around lunch boxes

In February the Junior Ballet travelled to the consumer goods trade fair “Ambiente” in Frankfurt to put into scene the design of “Wesco”. Wesco is sponsoring scholarships for young dancers.

In February the Junior Ballet travelled to the consumer goods trade fair “Ambiente” in Frankfurt to put into scene the design of “Wesco”. Wesco is sponsoring scholarships for young dancers.

City Ring

The City Ring was awarded to Xin Peng Wang on January 13.

Since 1976 the City Ring Dortmund awards personalities for their outstanding services to the city of Dortmund  ( www.city-ring.do.de). This prize was awarded to Xin Peng Wang on January 13. City Ring president Dirk Rutenhofer honored the artist during his ceremony speech in the Westphalian Club of Industries: “Dortmund has been developed to be a reknowned centre for dancing and a main attraction drawing many visitors to the city of Dortmund.”

Magic mountain

based on the novel of Thomas Mann, Ballet from Xin Peng Wang, Music by Lepo Sumera

Premiere: November 8, 2014, Theater Dortmund

based on the novel of Thomas Mann, Ballet from Xin Peng Wang, Music by Lepo Sumera

Premiere: November 8, 2014, Theater Dortmund

On July 28, 1914 two gunshots fired in Sarajevo changed the world. Visions of the apocalypse in the decade before World War One were captured by Thomas Mann in his benchmark novel. An X-ray detects a small spot on the lung of young Hans Castorps. Though benign and not dangerous, it affords him the opportunity to escape his surroundings. He spends seven years in the striking landscape of the Swiss Alps, among suffering and dying patients in a tuberculosis sanitarium. He lives amongst the moribund. He learns that his increasing interest in death is in fact his hunger for life, and that illness is rather a cry for love. Until those gunshots are fired in Sarajevo. They also change his world.

Junior Ballet of North Rhine-Westphalia

In June 2014  the Junior Ballet of North Rhine-Westphalia was founded in Dortmund.

Six female and six male dancers, educated in a recognized ballet school or postgraduate program, will practice three years with the Dortmund Ballet company, performing with them on stage twice a year. More …

In June 2014  the Junior Ballet of Nordrhine Westphalia was founded in Dortmund.

It is based in the ballet center. Six female and six male dancers, aged 18-20, educated in a recognized ballet school or postgraduate program, will practice three years with the Dortmund Ballet company, performing with them on stage twice a year.

In addition, they work on their own performances with top choreographers  and perform at local and regional states, also working with schools and imigrants.

The Junior Ballet provides a supplement to standard education practiced and recognized worldwide. It provides for the first time additional courses like German (language), contract law, alimentation and nutrition and more. This gives an enhanced preparation for the challenges the professional dancer faces. 

The students come from seven different countries and have been selected from 4000 applicants. They commenced their training in August 2014.

Wien!! – insight into the latest creation

Dortmund, Harenberg City-Center (HCC),

Saturday, January 18 at 7pm

 

With WIEN!!, a number of events around the city of Vienna, Xin Peng Wang in cooperation with the HCC introduces his new creation GESCHICHTEN AUS DEM WIENERWALD – Viennese Stories. Enjoy an evening seeing behind the curtain ...

Dortmund, Harenberg City-Center (HCC),
Saturday, January 18 at 7pm

 

With WIEN!!, a number of events around the city of Vienna, Xin Peng Wang in cooperation with the HCC introduces his new creation GESCHICHTEN AUS DEM WIENERWALD – Viennese Stories. The first event preceding the upcoming debut performance of this new story ballet based on a folk play and drama by Ödön von Horváth gives insight into the work of Xin Peng Wang. Enjoy an evening seeing behind the curtain, food is provided, so save the date!

Viennese stories

Ballet from Xin Peng Wang

based on the novel „Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald“ of Ödön von Horváth with music by Johann Strauß (jr.) and Alban Berg. Dramatic Composition: Christian Baier

World premiere: February 22, 2014,

Ballett Dortmund.

Ballet from Xin Peng Wang
based on the novel „Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald“ of Ödön von Horváth and music by Johann Strauß (jr.) and Alban Berg. Dramatic Composition: Christian Baier

World premiere: February 22, 2014,
Ballett Dortmund.

Xin Peng Wangs new creation is based in Vienna and shines a light on the lives of ordenary people, their anxieties, hopes and dreams...

The Dream of the red Chamber

Ballet from Xin Peng Wang

Music by Michael Nyman

Premiere Hongkong: October 25, 2013

additional shows in Hongkong Culture Centre: October 26, 27 and November 01, 02, 03.

Ballet from Xin Peng Wang
Music by Michael Nyman

Premiere Hongkong: October 25, 2013
Additional shows in Hongkong Culture Centre: Oct. 26, 27 and Nov. 01, 02, 03.

The novel Hong Lou Meng by Cao Xuquin was crated in the middle of the 18th century during the empire and tells in a rich language about the rise and consequent fall of the Kia dynasty.

XVIII international Balletgala Dortmund – October 5, 6, 2013

Special guests: Alina Cojocaru, Joseph Gatti, Osiel Gounod

With great pleasure ballet director Xin Peng Wang starts the new season again with this grandiose event. International star dancers can be admired in Dortmund: Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg from London, Adiarys Almeida Joseph Gatti from the Boston Ballet, Grettel Morejón and Osiel Gounod from the National Ballet of Cuba, Xu Yan and Sun Ruichen from the National Ballet of China, Filipa de Castro and Carlos Pinilos from the National Ballet of Portugal, Noah Gelber and Katharina Markowskayain in a new play from William Forsythe, and last but not least excellent dancers from the Ballet Dortmund.

Illustrated book of Ballet Dortmund

A special gift for ballet enthusiasts

The new photo book delivers insight into the artistic work of Xin Peng Wang. Visually scenic highlight of great ballet produktions. Essays of the famous dance critic Dorion Weickmann and the art historian Rebecca Schönsee engrosses the reflection about the creator of the „ballet miracle Dortmund“.

A special gift for ballet enthusiasts

The new photo book delivers insight into the artistic work of Xin Peng Wang. Visually scenic highlight of great ballet produktions. Essays of the famous dance critic Dorion Weickmann and the art historian Rebecca Schönsee engrosses the reflection about the creator of the „ballet miracle Dortmund“.

XIN PENG WANG. With Essays from Christian Baier, Rebecca Schönsee and Dorion Weickmann.
96 p., 90 colored pictures.

This illustrated book is purchasable at the thatre box office, before and after all Ballet performances in the Opernhaus and at Mayersche Buchhandlung, Westenhellweg for 28,- Euro (Softcover, japanesee Broschur). Furthermore a high-class, 100 pieces limitied special edition is released, alll autographed by Xin Peng Wang (Hardcover/japanese Broschur, 98,- Euro).

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