Dance may be the world’s most varied language. The expressive power of bodies in motion is just about limitless in its direct examination of people, emotional states and spaces. Leipzig Ballet embodies this variety of dance in its wide range of different styles, from neo-classical ballet to contemporary dance. For the latter in particular, there has been a very special venue since the 2015/16 season: the Große Bühne of Schauspiel Leipzig. There, Leipzig Ballet presents extraordinary forms of expression by international choreographers. The three-part work “FLESH” by Iván Pérez was an exciting launch, received with equal enthusiasm by the audience and the expert press. In this current season, Dutch choreographer Didy Veldman will lead us into emotional and physical borderlands between dance theatre and performance.
With her contemporary dance vocabulary, Didy Veldman opens an unusual view of people in motion, ranging from playful levity to intense exertion. She has created pieces for internationally renowned companies like Introdans, Grand Ballet Canadien de Montréal, Cullberg Ballet or Rambert Dance Company. Her surprising and innovative works have made her one of the most important Dutch choreographers.