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NEUE BAHNEN - with Ida Praetorius - a dance evening by Trio Vitruvi and Kammerballetten at the Elbphilharmonie

Modern ballet and chamber music in the Elbphilharmonie: The Christoph Lohfert Foundation presents this extraordinary combination on 06.04.2023 with the Copenhagen TRIO VITRUVI and KAMMERBALLETTEN.  The Great Hall of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg will be the stage for internationally awarded artists of the dance scene - for example, Ida Praetorius, Principal dancer at the Hamburg Ballet, and Stephanie Chen Gundorph, Principal dancer at the Royal Danish Ballet. Princess Benedikte of Denmark will honor the musicians and dancers and has announced her visit to the performance.

See here the interview with Alexander McKenzie

Kammerballetten (c) Tom McKenzie
Kammerballetten (c) Tom McKenzie
Kammerballetten (c) Tom McKenzie
Kammerballetten (c) Tom McKenzie
Kammerballetten (c) Tom McKenzie
Kammerballetten (c) Tom McKenzie
Kammerballetten (c) Tom McKenzie
Kammerballetten (c) Tom McKenzie
Dialogue of music and dance

See here the program booklet (4MB) for Download. Choreographies specially created for Kammerballetten by international award-winning artists will be presented. The musicians of Trio Vitruvi - with zhe special guest hartmut Rohde, viola - accompany the pieces live with cello, violin, and piano. The result will be an unforgettable evening in which chamber music and modern ballet form a new, moving symbiotic relationship.

"I am happy to bring these intense moments to life in the dialogue between music and dance."

The Pianist and artistic director of Kammerballetten, Alexander McKenzie states: "With Kammerballetten we want to bring the dialogue between music and dance to the stage. As a composer and musician, one of the most exciting moments for me is when I first experience a new choreography and in it the very personal output of this connection between music and dance. I am very grateful that we have already been able to attract so many choreographers to work with Kammerballetten. Especially in a space like the Great Hall of the Elbphilharmonie, where every sound is directly con-veyed, I hope the audience might experience the intensity of these works.”

Selvportraet by Paul Lightfoot, Music: Alexander McKenzie


„Neue Bahnen“

Oenothera - Choreography Tobias Praetorius / Music Franz Schubert, Nocturne, D. 897 / Dance Stephanie Chen Gundorph, Astrid Grarup Elbo, Ida Praetorius

Johannes Brahms - Andante, Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60

Unravel - Choreography Kristian Lever / Music Maurice RavelPavane pour une infante défunte / Dance Stephanie Chen Gundorph, Tobias Praetorius

Absolute Pitch Black - Choreography Sebastian Kloborg - Music Frédéric ChopinNocturne in c-sharp minor, arr. Niklas Walentin & Alexander McKenzie / Dance Emma McKenzie, Mathieu Rouaux, Alexander Stæger, Ryan Tomash, Carling Talcott-Steenstra

Neue Bahnen - Choreography Tobias Praetorius / Music Johannes BrahmsAdagio from Piano trio in B Major, Op. 8 / Dance Mayo Arii, Alban Lendorf

Unio - Choreography Ilya Jivoy / Music Pēteris VasksPlainscapes / Dance Stephanie Chen Gundorph, Emma McKenzie, Marcin Kupinski, Alexander Stæger, Ryan Tomash

Selvportræt - Choreography Paul Lightfoot / Music Alexander McKenzie / Dance Mikaela Kelly, Sebastian Pico Haynes, Toon Lobach

Estimated end time: 22:15


Trio Vitruvi: Niklas Walentin, violin, Jacob la Cour, violincello, Hartmut Rohde (guest for Brahms´ Piano Quartett), viola, Alexander McKenzie, piano


Mayo Arii, Stephanie Chen Gundorph, Astrid Grarup Elbo, Sebastian Pico Haynes, Mikaela Kelly, Marcin Kupinski, Alban Lendorf, Toon Lobach, Emma McKenzie, Ida Praetorius, Tobias Praetorius, Mathieu Rouaux, Alexander Stæger, Carling Talcott -Steenstra, Ryan Tomash


125 Minutes (incl. one interval)

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Kammerballetten was founded in 2018 by Trio Vitruvi with Niklas Walentin, violin, Jacob la Cour, cello, and Alexander McKenzie, piano, and has since presented world premieres of new ballet works at the Royal Danish Opera House in Copenhagen and at international festivals. Kammerballetten is supported by Augustinus Fonden, Copenhagen.


Kammerballetten, Künstlerische Leitung, Alexander McKenzie, T +45 23 36 11 58 / Christoph Lohfert Stiftung, Stiftungskommunikation, Julia Hauck,, T +49 40 55 77 54 00


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