The idea of this name contains two words "Berlin" and "Ballet"
Berlin is a diverse city with traditions absorbed from around the world, is an ideal location that boasts a reputation for innovation in the field of modern art.
Over the years, Berlin has welcomed countless artists and performers from all over the world, including numerous ballet dancers.
Ballet’s traditions go back centuries; The Taglioni family worked in Berlin, Frederick II attended the ballet, and Anna Pavlova performed her "Dying Swan" solo on tour.
We aim to build a new ballet tradition in Berlin, which we hope will improve the detached relationship that many in the city have to classical ballet. We want Berliners to identify with a "NEW GENERATION OF BALLET" – whether classical or contemporary.
We believe that this change begins with the younger generation.
Even though the traditional way of teaching has many advantages, we acknowledge that we must keep up with constantly changing reality. Without access to works by contemporary ballet choreographers, students are narrowed within their training curriculums.
International Ballet Masterclasses Berlin provides a unique chance to improve classical technique, learn distinctions between Russian, French, and other schools, and study the styles of leading contemporary choreographers, such as William Forsythe, Nacho Duato, Marco Goecke, including an opportunity to take GAGA classes (a movement language originated by Ohad Naharin).
Masterclasses will be held in modern studios in the east of Berlin, where the Berlin State Ballet School is located.
Courses are held in association with YAGP ( YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX ).
And with the support of the STAATSBALLETT BERLIN.