by Richard Siegal / Ballet of Difference at Schauspiel Köln
Premiere: 11th February 2022
With the three-part evening TRIPLE, Richard Siegal draws a connection between his internationally successful ballets of recent years and his recently created work with the Ballet of Difference in his new artistic home, Cologne.
Concealed under the title ALL FOR ONE, the 20-minute opening sequence of TWO FOR THE SHOW danced on point was premiered by Richard Siegal in April 2021. On the opulently radiant stage set, which Siegal developed together with the lighting designer Matthias Singer, and in Flora Miranda’s futuristic costumes, the unbroken belief in the power of art is formulated.
METRIC DOZEN, originally created for the Marseille National Ballet, is perhaps one of Siegal’s fastest ballets: breathlessly, with almost inhuman timing, the dancers whirl through the nightclub-esque darkness of the stage and offer an insight into »the future of dance«. (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
With MY GENERATION, which the US choreographer staged for Cedar Lake in New York in 2015, the finale becomes a sprawling party in fashion designer Bernhard Wilhelm’s loud costumes. Musically formulated as a tongue in cheek critique of the pop industry, the choreography charges into a kind of »flashing electricity« (New York Times) »a monstrous high, that you hope will never end.« (Huffington Post).