Vienna State Ballet 


in frames of the XIV international ballet festival DANCE OPEN
April 25, 2015, 19:00. Main Stage of the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater


Dance is just an element to help reveal the essential

La vie Vennoise

Three contemporary choreographers – Helen Pickett, Patrick de Bana and Natalia Horecna – offer three different views on the contemporary ballet, three different stories and styles, but the common desire to explore the expressive nature of dance, opportunity to use the best out of experience and constantly move forward. All the pieces will be performed by the Vienna State Ballet company.




Choreography: Helen Pickett     Music: Anouar Brahem, Jan Garbarek, Philip Glass, Shaukat Hussain, Ravi Shankar


A ballet of extreme beauty on all levels, choreography, costumes, music and scenography

Danser a Paris

For an experienced eye, there were many incidental pleasures from the “Eventide”

New York Times




Choreography: Patrick de Bana     Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


With this ballet the choreographer Patrick de Bana – taking the music of P. I. Tchaikovsky – invites the audience to explore different levels of space. The interaction of these levels is analogous to wind chimes: in the same way that the latter take and transmit energy, in Windspiele de Bana’s creative energy is transformed by the artists and transmitted to the audience

Vienna Opera




Choreography: Natalia Horecna     Music: George Crumb, Max Richter et al


When united with dramaturgy and adequate staging, dance can be life changing

Horecna’s work is profound and shows the full potential of dance. When united with dramaturgy and adequate staging, dance can be life changing. Grigorovich understood that and gave that gift to John Neumeier and it lives on Horecna

La Vie Vennoise