Bayerisches Junior Ballett München

Night on Bald Mountain

Music «A Night on Bald Mountain»
Light Christian Kass

The ballet «Night on Bald Mountain» by Eric Gauthier is an artistic exploration of themes revolving around passion, power dynamics, and the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature. Set to the evocative music of Modest Mussorgsky, which vividly and programmatically describes the meeting of witches on the mountain, an intense world is created with the dancers and their partners.

The ensemble piece for five couples captivates with its dynamic choreography. In a neo-classical movement language, featuring women en pointe, a nuanced portrayal of the dancers unfolds. Mussorgsky's music, with its driving rhythms and melodies, draws the audience into a fascinating world where the boundaries between reality and fantasy blur.

Eric Gauthier has garnered attention as the “rock star of ballet.” In 2006 he founded the Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart, which has worked with internationally renowned choreographers in recent years and thereby gained notoriety. The success of the company, which is celebrated by audiences and critics alike, is not only due to Gauthier's charismatic charm, but also to his direct way of addressing the audience and presenting dance evenings that never fail to delight.

Premiere on April 14, 2024 as part of a matinee by the Heinz-Bosl-Foundation at the National Theater in Munich

Impressions from the Creative Process

Rehearsal Trailer