Hänsel und Gretel


Choreography by Giorgio Madia Music by Engelbert Humperdinck

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Rebecca Berger
Sets Cordelia Matthes
Choreography and Production Giorgio Madia
Stage Design Claudio Madia
Dramaturgy Annegret Gertz
Dancing Kinder von Tanz ist Klasse! - Kinder tanzen
Music Engelbert Humperdinck
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Premiere on December 8th, 2014 at the Deutsche Oper Berlin
The children and youth ballet „Tanz ist KLASSE! Kinder tanzen“ is part of the education program of the Staatsballett Berlin since 2014. The special thing: The performers on stage are about the same age as the members of the audience. In the new season, the company will present a creation by the renowned choreographer and stage director Giorgio Madia, who normally is working with large and famous ballet and opera companies all over Europe. For “Tanz ist KLASSE! Kinder tanzen”, he will create “Hänsel und Gretel” as a fairy tale piece based on the music by Engelbert Humperdinck. The production will be tailored to the skills of the young dancers, who can demonstrate their talent and their esprit.
There’s no limit to imagination: Only because of their dreams, the siblings Hänsel and Gretel are able to conquer their fear and to survive the adventures in the dark forest. With their ingenuity they trick the weird and malicious witch, leaving behind the sweet temptations of her delicious gingerbread house.
To create enchanting effects by surprisingly simple means, is essential for Giorgio Madia’s artistic style. He will be supported by designer Cordelia Matthes as well as by Claudio Madia, who, as the long-time artistic director of “Piccola scuola di circo”, is a specialist for inspiring children and young people of all ages to create a world of their own with little to no means. “Hänsel und Gretel” promises a poetic children’s spectacle, which, with humor and love for details, will capture the hearts – not only of children.