Dear Readers, Dear Basel

This season is a very special one for our ballet department: Richard Wherlock, head of the department and head choreographer, is celebrating his twentieth anniversary at Theater Basel. Under his artistic direction, the ballet once again presents full-length ballets d'action, including classics such as ‹Giselle› or Wherlock's successful piece ‹Tewje›. In addition, you can experience abstract, contemporary short pieces by internationally renowned guest choreographers, such as Hofesh Shechter, Sharon Eyal, Alexander Ekman, etc.

Ballet premieres 20/21

We’re celebrating 20 years of Richard Wherlock

Richard Wherlock has been shaping dance at Theater Basel for twenty years. And we’re celebrating a big anniversary bash with the audience to mark the premiere of the anniversary evening ‹Ballett auf allen Bühnen›. Before, during and after the dance performances on all three stages of Theater Basel, you’ll be able to meet up with old acquaintances, discover dance interventions by new friends and look out for the odd surprise. And after the premiere, Ballett Basel invites you to an unforgettable party. We’ll party and celebrate together until the early hours – and guess what? With lots of dancing!

Ballet calendar

Ballet subscription

A ballet subscription is well worth the money. You save up to 20%.

Over the summer of 2020 we will only be selling subscriptions. This allows forward-thinking theatre-goers to secure their seats and tickets for the 20/21 season. ATo see an overview of all subscriptions, click here

Klassikermaschine

1 hour, 1 artist, 1 classic
«Limitations reveal the master.» Goethe

Hamlet, Käthchen, Othello, Medea. The theatre department is taking its educational mission seriously. Every month we will be performing a different work of the classical canon. Reworked as a solo performance. On a specially designed small stage in the foyer. The run time is one hour. Budget-friendly admission. The ballet and opera departments are also involved in this cross-disciplinary project within the framework of ‹Klassikermaschine spezial›. Revolving around the most fundamental of all theatre questions: What has it got to do with me?

Night café

The night café is legendary. Its new home after 14 November 2020 will be in the recently opened theatre café. Surprise formats of all kinds perform on the newly installed café stage. Every 3rd Friday of the month. At eleven in the evening. Dance, performance, music or show.

Ballet school

Training scheme for children and young people

The ballet school at Theater Basel has been offering a wide-ranging training scheme since 2001. More than 200 children, young people and adults receive training in basic skills and leisure-based activities. Around 130 children and young people attend the pre-professional and professional training schemes. They receive first-class training in close cooperation with the professional company.

Basics for a professional career

Graduates of the stage dance apprenticeship have been given employment contracts at renowned houses and in prestigious companies. The school is run as an association and is closely linked to the City of Basel and the ballet company in Basel. Every year in December the ballet school of Theater Basel performs the Christmas classic ‹Der Nussknacker› and in the summer it puts on a ballet gala on the Grosse Bühne.

Team

  • Direktorin: Amanda Bennett
  • Stellvertretender Direktor: François Petit
  • Direktorin Junior School: Julie Christie Wherlock
  • Geschäftsführerin: Simone Merkli
  • Administrative Leitung Grundausbildung und Freizeitbereich: Viviana Molle
  • Leitung Wohnen/Betreuung: Monika Linge

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Team Ballett

Ballettdirektor

Projektleitung / Produktionsmanagement

Dramaturgie

Ballettmeister*in / Choreographische Assistenz

  • Cristiana Sciabordi
  • Manuel Renard

Korrepetitorin

  • Rita Vizvàriovà

Physiotherapeut

  • Tommaso Pennacchio

Choreographie

  • Bryan Arias
  • Stijn Celis
  • Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
  • Alexander Ekman
  • Johan Inger
  • Muhammed Kaltuk
  • Pontus Lidberg
  • Hofesh Shechter
  • Richard Wherlock
  • Ed Wubbe

Musikalische Leitung

  • Thomas Herzog
  • Johannes Keller
  • Andrea Marcon
  • Alexander Mayer
  • Benjamin Pope
  • Ariel Zuckermann

Bühne/Kostüme

  • Patrick Bogardh
  • Zaria Forman
  • Bruce French
  • Francesca Messori
  • Rachel Quarmby-Spadiccini
  • Tom Scutt
  • Hofesh Shechter

Lichtdesign

  • Patrick Bogardh
  • Peter Lundin
  • Jordan Tuinman
  • Tom Visser

Musik

  • Keith Jarrett
  • Hofesh Shechter
  • Max Zachrisson

Tanzensemble

Inspizienz

  • Jean-Pierre Bitterli
  • Martin Buck
  • Thomas Kolbe
  • Arthur Kimmerle
  • N.N.

Statisterie

  • Robert Keller (Leiter Statisterie)

Orchesterwart

  • Robert Keller

Bibliothek

  • Michael Rath (Bibliothekar)