Documentary & Performance | Richard Siegal & Ballet of Difference

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With drive and virtuosity, exceptional settings and energetic sounds, Richard Siegal’s company Ballet of Difference lets classical ballet tradition, contemporary dance and pop culture meet at eye level. After the acclaimed success of “My Generation”, the innovative choreographer and his company, founded 2016 in Munich, return to the Muffatwerk Munich: The new three-part evening “On Body” illuminates the body from different perspectives. After “BoD”, a work that celebrates dancing on pointe and the individual’s joy to dance, pale colours and austere forms dominate the stage in “Made for Walking”. In the “masterpiece” (Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger) “Unitxt”, electronic beats are the driving force of the dancers. Here, “Richard Siegal perfects seemingly impossible movements – you can hardly believe your eyes!” (BR Klassik)
The documentary “Draw A Line” by Benedict Mirow accompanies Richard Siegal and Ballet of Difference during the rehearsal process for “On body” up to the celebrated world premieres in Cologne and Munich. It shows how the diverse troupe blossoms into one of the best modern dance companies of today and it celebrates the creative talents behind Ballet of Difference. A powerful film about artistic freedom, the rousing power of electronic music and the brutal passion, painful discipline and touching sensuality of dance.

Ballet Performance: approx. 58′
Documentary: approx. 90′
A production of Nightfrog and UNITEL in cooperation with arte and BR
Shot in 4K UHD | DoP: Matthias Boch