What is Martin Schläpfer up to? It will be a mixture of tradition and contemporary. A conversation about the difficult start, his passion for music and an image of women that he doesn’t like.
The State Ballet is scheduled to start the new season on September 20 – the first under the direction of Martin Schläpfer. The conditions are due to the fact that it is a ballet evening at the Volksoper (“Dutch Masters”) for which the new ballet director is putting together new productions from the repertoire. “I can’t conjure up a world premiere in three weeks,” Schläpfer told the “press”. Also you will only be able to rehearse from September 1st, “not a day before”.
He is still working for the Ballett am Rhein and first has to move to Vienna. Covid-19 also forces the State Ballet to work from home. Will there be a season start in September? “I dont know. I hope and at the same time I’m very insecure. ”He doesn’t see any alternatives. “I can say that I do 103 solos and put them online or on stage with a very small formation. These are all imaginations that come to my mind. ”But nothing that would do justice to a people’s or state opera.