Glaube – Liebe – Hoffnung

M I L K (Uraufführung)

Choreografie Guillaume Hulot Bühne Takaya Kobayashi Kostüme Marvin M'toumo Licht Elana Siberski


Choreografie, Bühne, Kostüme Medhi Walerski Licht Pierre Pontvianne in Zusammenarbeit mit Lizette van der Linden Dramaturgie Pierre Pontvianne

Hello Earth

Choreografie Marco Goecke Bühne, Kostüme Marco Goecke Licht Udo Haberland Dramaturgie Nadja Kadel

2 hours 10 minutes, two intermissions

For adults and young people from age 12

Dates and tickets

Unfortunately, no further dates are planned for this production.

„Hope is the thing with feathers“
What do we believe in? What gives us hope? What part does love play in our lives? Three contemporary choreographers look for their own answers to these questions in the ballet evening Glaube – Liebe – Hoffnung.

“Can I be a mother?” Guillaume Hulot asks himself at the start of his new creation M I L K. The fact that his initial, instinctive reaction to this question is a “no” makes him think: Is the role of mother tied to only one sex? In the ballet hall, he explores this issue together with the dancers, delving deeper into the subject: To what extent did my mother influence me? Who would I be without her? What does motherhood mean? In his choreography, the sounds of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s variations on the French folk song “Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman” (in English: “Ah, should I tell you, Mother”) meet those of English rock band The Police.

The Hanover audience was already introduced to Medhi Walerski through his ballet Prélude. With his poetical dance vocabulary, he seeks to lend shape to the invisible and the intangible. The question he asked at the outset of the creation phase of Sway was this: What is hope? Fluid, harmonic transitions between the group and individuals give the choreography an aura of mystery and timelessness. The ballet will be accompanied by a commissioned composition by young Belgian sound designer Adrien Cronet, who transposes the music of Johann Sebastian Bach into our present times.

Marco Goecke decided to introduce the audience to one of his earlier works from the year 2014: In Hello Earth the choreographer appears to be looking at our planet from a long distance. A snow-white heart made of popcorn lies on the stage floor. Through the dancers’ movements, this heart is scattered into countless individual flakes, individual atoms. It appears as if the dancers came from nothingness into this world of popcorn, confronted with the task of managing their lives and, in the best scenario, giving them purpose. This invites the audience to think about what we wish to do with the time allotted to us. “There is no understudy for your life. Where will you decide to go? We are no more than the blink of an eye in the universe”, Marco Goecke said during rehearsals.

Dramaturgie Leira Marie Leese
Xchange Bettina Stieler

Staatsballett Hannover