The Stuttgart ballet miracle
For 50 years the Stuttgart Ballet has danced its way up to becoming one of the world’s best companies, and currently in 2011 its 70 international dancers are celebrating the milestone birthday with a multitude of events and imposing ballet performances.
Under the direction of Reid Anderson, the Stuttgart Ballet today achieves the balancing act between preserving its rich choreographic inheritance and performing many contemporary premieres – over 80 premieres by house choreographers and guest choreographers from around the world could be experienced since 1996, while time and again the dance company also danced classics such as John Cranko’s “Romeo and Julia”, “Swan Lake”, “Onegin” or John Neumeier’s “The Lady of the Camellias” before sold-out audiences. Similar to his predecessors John Cranko, Glen Tetley and Marcia Haydée, Anderson has systematically extended the dance repertory with works from both young as well as established international choreographers, and continues to strengthen the reputation of the Stuttgart Ballet, one of the artistically most interesting dance companies in the world. The Stuttgart Ballet is highly successful at constantly rediscovering the ballet art form, providing rigorous dance training at the John-Cranko School and promoting innovative choreographers.
Leonce and Lena(choreography: Christian Spuck)