The contemporary, theatrical transmission of stories to broad audiences shapes the focus of the choreographic work of Thorsten Kreissig. He manages to bring the talents to bloom, regardless of the dancing quality and age of the dancers.
During his time as a director in Switzerland for the Lucerne Ballet, he created new versions of numerous classical ballet works. including “Sleeping Beauty”, “The Firebird” and “Coppélia” after E.T.A. Hoffmann.
With only 13 dancers, he receives impressive translations of Ibsen’s “Peer!” And completely unique creations that anticipate the fractal narrative style of today’s media world. (A list of works can be found here)
“According to the announcement”, the world of associations of the number ten varies in a subtle way, in “Digits” high-acrobatic fast moving arithmetic operations take place and “Crazy Clips” and “Game Over Petrushka” shift the boundaries between reality and media consumption.
His sovereign handling of complex musical structures led in 1993 to a pure Schnittke evening for the International Music Festival Lucerne and in 2007 to the posthumous premiere of Adnan Saygun’s ballet “Bir Kumru Masali” at the State Opera in Izmir.
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