The Invisible Ones

Theater Baden-Baden: National Youth Ballet of Germany

While different art forms have dealt, at least partially, with history between 1933 and 1945, the stories of the victims and personal tragedies among many dancers and choreographers during the 1920s and 1930s are still largely untold. With his project The Invisible Ones, John Neumeier and the National Youth Ballet of Germany have begun searching for their murdered colleagues, allowing their stories to resonate posthumously in an echo chamber of memory as they present impressions from the time – with a dance collage featuring music, song, and text that illuminates different aspects of German Expressionist dance and commemorates the victims of National Socialism.


The Invisible Ones

Estimated end time: 22:45


Raymond Hilbert Choreography
Kevin Haigen Artistic and Pedagogical Director
Peter Schmidt Exhibition design
Ralf Stabel Scientific consulting and dramaturgical collaboration

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Sponsored by: Theater Baden-Baden


Theater Baden-Baden

Casino tenant Edouard Bénazet commissioned plans for a theater in the style of the Paris Opera in 1856. A design by Charles Couteau was agreed upon. The first performance was Conradin Kreutzer's Das Nachtlager von Granada on August 7, 1862. Two days later, Hector Berlioz conducted the premiere of his opera Béatrice et Bénédict, which he had composed for the opening. Since its complete renovation from 1989 to 1992, performances have been presented with modern stage technology.

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