The company impressively shows that they can present a sophisticated and even artistically challenging ballet in perfection.

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Ballett Dortmund is on top. The company of Xin Peng Wang admires the audience with every performance. The company is great in contemporary pieces as well as in classic and neoclassic ballets.

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Dance Open 2019:
Alice, choreography by Mauro Bigonzetti

Tobias Ehinger and Xin Peng Wang
about ballet Alice

Ballett Dortmund

The unique mixture of classics and modernism, acrobatic technique and virtuoso dances breaking the laws of physics and gravitation…In the recent decades a small modest company without extreme funding is so quickly developing that it’s frequently called a «Dortmund miracle».

This miracle appeared due to the Chinese choreographer Xin Peng Wang, Dortmund’s ballet director since 2003. He studied choreography at the Beijing Dance Academy and modern dance at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen (a cradle of contemporary German choreography). He has been working as a freelance choreographer worldwide: at the Hong Kong Ballet, National Ballet of China, Contemporary Dance Festival in New York, Dresden Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Royal Flanders Ballet, as well as at many others.

Xin Peng Wang may be considered a genuine wizard. Otherwise, Mauro Bigonzetti’s Alice would not have happened with his company.

The extraordinary Italian choreographer preaches that the human body is a source of infinite opportunities and he expects the same from the dancers he works with. One should be a bit crazy and very passionate in order to perform his choreographies insightfully and brilliantly.

Over the past few years, Dortmund Ballet has also worked with such choreographers as William Forsythe, Hans van Manen, Alexander Ekman, Douglas Lee, Christian Spuck, Edwaard Liang, Benjamin Millepied, Demis Volpi, Jiří Bubeníček. All these names prove how talented the company is.