Ballet Class Up Close

Taking a peek at the Staatsballett Berlin dancers during their morning class is only seldom possible. However, the Staatsballett's most popular event series, BALLET CLASS UP CLOSE gives audiences this rare opportunity: on the stage of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, the curtain rises for everyone to catch a glimpse behind the scenes of everyday life at the Staatsballett studios. The dancers' daily morning routine in the ballet studio, preparing for rehearsals and performances, is the essential foundation of their art which they master so skilfully. Therein lies the fascination which never misses to astonish the audience. BALLET CLASS UP CLOSE will be led by a ballet master or mistress; the accompanying music will be played live by one of our pianists.

Depending on our event calendar, moderated REHEARSALS UP CLOSE are also planned. Getting a glimpse at a stage rehearsal only hints at the passion involved to prepare for a show; the individual steps taken so that a single performance turns into an unforgettable experience for everyone involved, on stage as well as in the auditorium.