Apropos Liebe (Speaking about love)

Ballet for 12 dancers | Duration ca. 70 minutes

Musics from Lucienne Boyer, Edith Piaf, Claude Debussy, Erik Satie, Pierre Boulez, Plastic Bertrand, Gabriel Fauré, Boris Vian, Barbara, Francis Poulenc, Joan Baez, Colette Magny

Created on the 30th of November 2016 for Mecklenburg State Theater Ballet.

Critic #1 (Deutsch)

Critic #2 (Deutsch)

Martin Chaix composes, as it were, melodies and chords of bodies, sometimes harmonious, sometimes dissonant, also strident, also silent. His figurations appear as a seismograph of emotions, with violent eruptions and moments of near impotence. [...] The group vibrates as a whole with episodes in which the soloists stand out. [...] Chapeau!
— 2.12.2016, Schweriner Volkszeitung, Manfred Zelt
... delicate, fine and yet precise and therefor touching. [...] a sure and genuine performance, which enlightens and touches our own experiences. [...] in their ever-flowing, edgeless and elegant mixture of elements from classical ballet to modern expressive dance, in imaginative variations, even on pointe as a symbolic expression of the nostalgia from which the beauty can arise from everyday life[...] a very unique poetry, not gilt-edged, but rather with a delicate melancholy and yet with a tender smile.
— 03.12.2016, Ostsee-Zeitung, Heinz-Jürgen Staszak

©Photos Silke Winkler

Trailer Apropos Liebe. Premiered on the 30th of November 2016 with the Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Ballett Schwerin. Dir. Jutta Ebnother.