ALTER HASE - Ballett für 5 Ehemalige | Lajos Talamonti

12. Jan. 2023

Why did we do all that: hardness, perseverance, pain, all the youthful struggle and competition
for skill and discipline, with the goal of becoming classical dancers? This is the question four former ballet dancers and a performance colleague face in the revival of ALTER HASE. On January 12, 13 and 14 at HochX.

Why did we do all this: toughness, perseverance, pain, all the youthful struggle and competition

for skill and discipline, with the goal of becoming classical dancers?


Four decades later, four former ballet dancers and a performance colleague look back on their experiences as guests at a gala of the "old hand" Lajos Talamonti, on the occasion of his 40th stage anniversary, look back on the time of their common artistic imprint. The memory of the structures is still alive in the bodies, the demon of the search for perfection and universal beauty, for indescribable body-poetry is still alive, but life has written completely new pages: full of contradictions, new beginnings, changes of perspective. Art and life have indissolubly mixed and rubbed off on each other.


In a last common dance, they make, also through the temporal distance, the rigid structures of the classic

and tell of life as an often surprising school, the method of which each must invent anew for himself every day.

The search for "expression", once obsessively rehearsed according to precise rules, thus shifts to open terrain and also allows the question of "style" to appear in a new light.


By and with Christine Bombosch, Martin Clausen, Marc Geifes, Brit Rodemund, Lajos Talamonti

Artistic direction Lajos Talamonti

Choreography Berit Jentzsch

Set design Katharina Kromminga

Dramaturgy Werner Waas

Technical direction Dirk Lutz

Artistic collaboration Corinne Maier

Production Olaf Nachtwey

PR Beate Zeller


We would like to thank the Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung for their kind support.

Special thanks to Heinz Manniegel, Hanna Miller, Martin Puttke, Dagmar Springer and Johanna Wall.

A production by Lajos Talamonti in co-production with SOPHIENSAELE (premiere 4.11.2021, Berlin).

Supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the Cultural Department of the City of Munich.


HochX - Theater und Live Art | Entenbachstraße 37 | 81541 Munich | www.hochx.de Tickets: 18,- / 10,- erm.

DOCK 11 | DOCK ART | Kastanienallee 79 | 10435 Berlin | www.dock11-berlin.de Tickets: 15,- / 10,- erm.