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In her interview with TANZFONDS, Lady Deborah MacMillan talks about her role as the heiress to her husband’s work and about transmitting his choreographies to the next generation.

SAARLAND STATE THEATRE:
Anastasia/­Shadow

The one-act ballet Anastasia, which was created by Kenneth MacMillan in 1967 during his time as ballet director at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, was one of his biggest successes. The choreography was created with both classical ballet and expressionist dance in mind. The ballet company of the Saarland State Theatre produced an exact reconstruction of the Berlin premiere from 1967 with original costumes and stage design. The company contrasted the reconstruction with a new production, Shadow.

For Shadow, Marguerite Donlon took her inspiration from three extremely different personalities: the authors Virginia Woolf and Sarah Kane as well as the musician Kurt Cobain trod their creative paths with uncompromising clarity but ultimately fell to pieces as a result of inner conflict. Based on her 2006 choreography Schatten (Shadows), which was set to music by Claas Willeke, and using additional compositions by Sam Auinger, Donlon developed an atmospheric piece full of expressive correlations of movement, text and music.

Kenneth MacMillan website with video material, interviews and images

Credits
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Choreography – Sir Kenneth MacMillan
Music –Symphony No. 6 by Bohuslav Martinů; electronic music by Fritz Winckel and Rüdiger Rufer
Stage design and costume – Bob Crowley
Lighting – John B. Read
Répétiteur – Gary Harris
Musical director – Thomas Peuschel

Programme
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Programme for the ballet evening with the choreographies Anastasia and Shadow

Performance Dates
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  • 1 February 2014 |  Saarland State Theatre, Saarbrücken
  • 8 February 2014 | Saarland State Theatre, Saarbrücken
  • 15 February2014 | Saarland State Theatre, Saarbrücken
  • 19 February 2014 | Saarland State Theatre, Saarbrücken
  • 15 March 2014  | Saarland State Theatre, Saarbrücken
  • 15 April 2014 | Saarland State Theatre, Saarbrücken
  • 9 May 2014 | Saarland State Theatre, Saarbrücken
  • 15 May 2014 | Saarland State Theatre, Saarbrücken
  • 18 May 2014 | Saarland State Theatre, Saarbrücken
  • 24 May 2014 | Saarland State Theatre, Saarbrücken
  • 15 June 2014 | Saarland State Theatre, Saarbrücken
  • 21 June 2014 | Saarland State Theatre, Saarbrücken
  • 17 July 2014 | Saarland State Theatre, Saarbrücken
  • 23 July 2014 | Saarland State Theatre, Saarbrücken
  • 27 July 2014 | Saarland State Theatre, Saarbrücken

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