As always, the schedule for the Ballet Festival Week in Munich offers a iety of dance performances to suit everyone's taste. Whether you're a fan of contemporary, modern dance, or prefer classical ballet, you're sure to find something to inspire and entertain you. The Baian State Ballet opens this year's festival with the world premiere of an exciting new contemporary collection. Inspired by early 20th century Kandinsky artwork, the first movement is entitled 'The Yellow Sound' set to music by Frank Zappa, followed by 'Spiral Pass' and 'Concert for Violin & Orchestra'.
If your taste in ballet is more classical, look out for performances of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and the Russian classic 'La Bayadère', which is beautifully faithful to the original choreography by Marius Petipa, with music by Ludwig Minkus. Look out for 'The Kingdom of the Shades' in Act III, which is considered to be one of the most important scenes in the history of classical ballet. There is also the rare opportunity to see what happens backstage and behind the scenes, with open rehearsals with the Baian State Ballet, offering a greater insight into the skill and dedication of this art. The festival closes with another contemporary mix, including 'Broken Fall' by Russell Maliphant, featuring a guest appearance from Oxana Panchenko dancing the female lead.