Ballett Theater Basel at Budapest Spring Festival

Wednesday, 10.04.2019 – Wednesday, 10.04.2019

© Lucian Hunziker

Ballett Theater Basel: Tevye

The story of Tevye, the milkman became known the world over thanks to the famous musical, Fiddler on the Roof. This ballet, which is based on the motifs of Sólem Aléchem’s novel, and the music of Kolsimcha, a Swiss band that plays authentic klezmer, was premiered by Ballett Theater Basel in the autumn of 2015. Evoking the life of East European Jews in an intensive and engaging manner, the production was enthusiastically received by audiences and critics alike.
The British Richard Wherlock, who choreographed the production, has led the Ballett Theater Basel since 2001. Formerly, he was the director of Lucerne Ballet and the artistic director of the ballet company of Komische Oper Berlin. “Choreography is my love and my passion,” he said once. “I can't imagine my life without dance.”
“You must respect a company’s way of thinking. We all come from different places, have different stories. I’m not especially politically minded, but I consider theatre an amazing opportunity to experience diversity.”

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Location: Budapest, Erkel Színház