Swiss Cultural Fund UK

Swiss Cultural Fund UK

Bern Ballett_May

Bern:Ballett is the resident company of the Stadttheater in Berne. With a diverse and innovative repertoire ranging from full-length ballets to cutting-edge productions on a smaller scale, performed to very high standards, the company has managed within just a few years to gain a considerable reputation in Switzerland and also abroad. In May Bern:Ballett was invited to perform four times at the Royal Opera House. A double bill of works created especially for Bern:Ballett by Cathy Marston (CLARA) and Andrea Miller (Howl) were danced by the company. The music for CLARA, by Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms, was performed live by pianist Sonia Lohmiller and baritone Benot Capt. Prior to the performances in the United Kingdom the piece was hailed by critics and audiences while it was on stage in Berne under the German title Auf immer und ewig (forever after).