All pictures: Enrico Nawrath
I am looking at the story of the Wizard of Oz from a feminist perspective right now. Three men and a woman in search of what they are missing the most. While the men are seeking personal attributes (intelligence, emotions, courage), the woman’s wish is just to get away as quickly as possible from this foursome date and go home. Because in contrast to the men she is pretty happy with herself. Iana Salenko who is the lead dancer Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz ballet by the Berlin Staatsballet should have been somewhat less satisfied with her performance. But the versatile qualities of the four male dancers, the colorful costumes and the creative sets totally made up for that. This piece is definately worth a visit, even for people who are not into ballet. Some impressions and the play times after the jump. In the German version you can read a more detailed review.