This year, on November 2, we celebrate World Ballet Day! The organizers, The Royal Ballet and The Australian Ballet announced that will be an impressive number of events streamed online, including shows, rehearsals, workshops, interviews with great choreographers and dancers.
World Ballet Day returns for its ninth year, giving you an insider’s view into dance companies around the globe. See morning class and rehearsals, get a sneak peek of upcoming performances and see ballet’s biggest stars at work. Fill your day with dance, streamed for free across six continents.
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Happy World Ballet Day with Reginaldo Oliveira, Ballet Director of the Salzburg State Theatre
Reginaldo Oliveira, who grew up in Rio de Janeiro, completed his dance training at the Maria Olenewa School, the Ballet Dalal Achcar and Jorge Texeira. In 1998 he won first prize at the Russian Ballet Competition in São Paulo and received a scholarship for the State Academy for Choreography of the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. In 2000 he became a member of the ballet company at the Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, where he rose to the rank of soloist in 2003. With the 2006/2007 season he switched to the ballet company of the Baden State Theater Karlsruhe.
Reginaldo Oliveira presented his first choreography, “Attempt”, in the 2009/2010 season as part of “Choreografen stellen sich vor”, followed by “Torn” (2012). In a large-scale project that was shown in several exhibitions throughout Germany, he worked with Flavio Salamanka and Barbara Blanche in 2012 for the Gerlinde Beck Foundation choreographically and cinematically with sculptures by the deceased sculptor.
Reginaldo Oliveira also created “Across the border”, a solo choreography for chamber dancer Flavio Salamanka for the 2012 gala of the Birgit Keil dance foundation. Following its world premiere, this piece was performed at the 3rd International Ballet Gala in Salzburg, at the Ballet Gala for the 2013 German Dance Prize, as well as at the World Stars Ballet Gala Donetsk and most recently at the 6th Ballet Gala at the Baden State Theater Karlsruhe. This was followed by “Presente” for the gala “Ein Abend für Birgit Keil” in October 2014 and “Attacke” in 2014 and “Eiskalt” for ballet galas at the Baden State Theater in 2014 and “Eiskalt” in 2015. After its premiere, “Eiskalt” was, among others, also successfully performed in Brasília at the Festival Internacional de Dança de Brasília.
Also at the Badisches Staatstheater, the first commissioned work “Der Fall M” was created as part of the ballet evening “Mythos” in 2014. Bruna Andrade, the Medea dancer, received the German Theater Prize “Der Faust” in the category “Best Actress Dance” for her role interpretation in this work. Another success was the choreography for the State Ballet as part of the opening show for the 300th birthday of the city of Karlsruhe in 2015.
This was followed by Reginaldo Oliveira’s first full-length narrative ballet with “Anne Frank”, which was premiered in April 2016 at the Baden State Theater Karlsruhe and was a great public success. This creation also found attention in the critics’ surveys of various dance magazines. Amongst other things, Reginaldo Oliveira was named “Choreographer of the Year” by Angela Reinhardt in the magazine “tanz”.
In the autumn of 2017 Reginaldo Oliveira made his debut as the new chief choreographer of the Salzburg State Theater with “Medea – Der Fall M.” as part of the “Dionysien” in the Felsenreitschule, which was celebrated by the public and the press. This was followed in May 2018 by “Balacobaco”, a ballet feast for the Brazilian way of life for the opening of the venue in the new rehearsal center in Aigen. With “Othello”, ballet director Oliveira created a full-length narrative ballet for the audience of the Salzburg State Theater for the first time in November 2018.
After “Othello” and “Romeo and Juliet” (2019), with “Anna Karenina” (2020) Reginaldo Oliveira presented a production that centres on the fictional life of a great and complex female character.
Last season he celebrated a great success with “Lili, the danish girl” in which he told a story of the historical figure Lili Elbe as an example to shine a light on a virulent social issue.
Happy World Ballet Day with Salzburg State Theatre ballet
Salzburg State Theatre is the leading company for performing arts in Salzburg with an international reputation. The theatre is home to Opera, Theatre, Dance and Theatre for Young Audiences – four vivacious and distinguished companies working together for a vision of artistic excellence.
The theatre provides an important and indispensable cultural service to the city and the State of Salzburg. It performs consistently contemporary and classical works – interpreted in an artistic awareness of the 21st century, creating diverse educational activities and developing exceptional talent.
In 2009, Carl Philip von Maldeghem moved to the position of Artistic Director of the Salzburg State Theatre. The theatre’s profi le has grown rapidly with the new team, most significantly expressed in a higher number of performances and an audience increase of 65 % until 2014.
The main theatre venue is located in the heart of the city of Salzburg adjacent to Mirabellgarden and opposite Mozart’s residence. The theatre is known as a masterpiece of neo-baroque architecture. Other venues include a studio, the Salzburg Festival Theatres and Stage 24 at the Marionette Theatre. The State Theatre presents 25 new productions and 400 performances per season with a staff of 340 in total.
October 1st 1893 was the offi cial opening date of the State Theatre’s main building, designed by the famous architects Fellner and Helmer. 120 years later, October 1st 2013, was the place and time for a grand gala – on the traces of all the artists who had written their signatures into the dust of the stage.
The Salzburg State Theatre has always been a place for ambitious emerging talents who explored the stage before moving on to international careers. Some of these are Cornelia Froboess, Christine Schäfer, Margot Werner, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jonas Kaufmann, Hellmuth Matiasek or Werner Schneyder. At the same time, many wonderful artists have stayed loyal to the stage and to their audiences for years.