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The Christmas Oratorio in the Berlin Cathedral


Idea, Musical direction, Christoph Hagel

Choreography: Yeri Anarika, Aleks Uvarov, Norman Beck, Ingo Günther.

Production: Tocc Concept

Orchestra: Berlin Symphony Orchestra.

Choir: Ernst Senff Choir.

Dancers: Deutsches Fernsehballett & Children from the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin

Costumes: Claudio Aguirre

From: 4.12.2014 until 4.1.2015

Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio in Berlin Cathedral was a great scenic performance with singers, dancers and children from the Berlin State Ballet School, the Ernst Senff Choir and the Berlin Symphony Orchestra.


Yeri Anarika under the direction of Christoph Hagel, in collaboration with choreographers: Aleks Uvarov (magazine), Norman Beck (ballroom dancing), Ingo Günther (baroque dance), made the brilliance of different dance styles a means of expression for the montage.


Christoph Hagel, visualized in his idea Mary, Joseph and the birth of Jesus are surrounded by the abstraction of contemporary dance, the shepherds experience their peaceful existence and the angels can let off the joy of their jubilant choirs into a Bollywood fugue.  Social and revue dances mix and bring Christmas stories and Christmas stress, seriousness and satire against each other. "Christmas today takes place between buying and giving away, between shopping arcades and Bethlehem. But at the end of the celebration of love, of course, there should be reconciliation, not irony."

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