27th Festival 2017

Main programme

Tuesday 07. Nov. // 7.30 – 9.00 p.m. / opening night

From 14 years

Wednesday 08. Nov. // 7.30 – 9.00 p.m.


Schauspielhaus / Große Bühne

€ 28.00 / 24.00 / 18.00
(red. € 24.00 / 19.00 / 13.00)

Bayerisches Juniorballett München


»Das Triadische Ballett«
(»The triadic ballet«) VIDEO CLIP  

Dance piece

Conception and costumes:

Oskar Schlemmer (1922) 


Gerhard Bohner (1977)



Hans-Joachim Hespos

Reconstruction of the costumes:


Ulrike Dietrich



Colleen Scott, Ivan Liška (2014)



Sehyun An, Carollina Bastos, Sinthia Liz, Eloise Sacilotto, Angelo Accardi, Armando Arens, Benjamin Balasz, Federico Bruccoleri, Justin Rimke

Introduction before both performances: Nele Hertling, Akademie der Künste, Berlin

At 08. Nov. Ivan Liška is holding the workshop »Goldkugeln der Tanzgeschichte« (»Golden spheres of the dance story«).

»Das Triadische Ballett« (»The triadic ballet«) has written dance history. With its visionary power, this outstanding work of the century by the Bauhaus artist Oskar Schlemmer (1888-1943) reset the coordinates of dance. The choreography with its legendary costumes has inspired entire generations of artists up until today. The original choreography is not preserved. The iconic choreographer Gerhard Bohner (1936-92) created in 1977, in association with composer Hans-Joachim Hespos (born in 1938) and through a commission by the Akademie der Künste Berlin / West, a reconstruction of the ballet. Ivan Liška and Colleen Scott took over the reconstruction in 2014 for the Bayerisches Staatsballett II (now Bayerisches Junior Ballett München).

The libretto features 12 characters in 18 costumes. Oskar Schlemmer oriented himself towards dance and theatre history and shows funny and burlesque atmospheres with artificial characters, references to classical ballet as well as mystically fantastic mask dances. Schlemmer was a painter, sculptor, dancer, choreographer, director, pedagogue and poet. His objective was a conceptual renewal of the human being following the horrors of the First World War. A commitment to creating a »purely artificial figure« remains an important legacy of his work.

Ivan Liška and his wife Colleen Scott were part of the original cast of Gerhard Bohner and danced 85 performances in 32 different theatres between 1977 and 1989 across Europe, North America and Japan.

World première: 30.09.1922, Württembergisches Landestheater / Kleines Haus, Stuttgart

Contact: www.heinz-bosl-stiftung.de

Première new version by Gerhard Bohner: 02.09.1977, Akademie der Künste, Berlin / West

Première Bayerisches Staatsballett II / Junior Company: 04.06.2014, Reithalle, Munich

Production: Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung, Munich

Co-Production: Akademie der Künste, Berlin / Bayerisches Staatsballett, Munich

Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Guest Performance Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Departments of Culture and Arts of the German federal state.