Callas von Reinhild Hoffmann


Reinhild Hoffmann was a successful dancer and choreographer who significantly shaped the German dance theatre scene. Between 1978 and 1986 she worked as a choreographer and the artistic director of the Bremen Dance Theatre, where she developed the production "Callas", one of the most outstanding works of German dance theatre. The production was invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen in 1984 and was performed at venues around the world during the 1980s. Yet "Callas" was not merely the life story of a great opera singer; it was the story of theatre itself, of life on stage, of a world of illusion and stardom. Thirty years later, another project of the same name reconstructed and produced "Callas" again at the Theater Bremen. Reinhild Hoffmann directed the re-enactment together with her original production team, the set designer Johannes Schütz and costume designer Joachim Herzog. The Dance Studies department at the FU Berlin accompanied the project from an academic perspective. Students documented and analysed each phase of its reconstruction and published the results as a book and DVD. Theater Bremen also cooperated with the Posen opera ballet company and the Adam Mickiewicz University in Posen; following its premiere in Bremen, "Callas" was performed at the Posen Opera House.

Artistic directors: Reinhild Hoffmann, Patricia Stöckemann; Set design: Johannes Schütz; Costume design: Joachim Herzog


Theater Bremen

Goetheplatz 1-3

28203 Bremen (external link, opens in a new window)