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Chess Fever - chess on the dancefloor

Dresden, 14/05/2008

Second youth dance project of the Dresden State Operetta
„Johann Georg Palitzsch“ school and Bertolt-Brecht highschool students excitedly looking forward to the Chess Olympiad

„It is an immense pleasure for the Dresden State Operetta to bring dance, music, theater and professional artists closer to more than 100 Dresden students for the second time already!“ launches the director of the operetta theater, Wolfgang Schaller, the press conference at the stage premiere of the project „Chess Fever“.



As early as in 2006 the highly talented choreographer Silvana Schröder carried the first youth project „Dancin’ Jesus“ to great success. Now again, to see how, under her instruction, the young adults get into the ‚unknown’, how they grow with it, how they run up against it, how they delve in it is watched with great interest by the project fathers. Gaining body awareness, experience new ways of self-expression, adapt social behavior – all that accompanies the students everyday course of life during their rehearsals. A strong community and greater self-confidence are the approval for the right and relevant project approach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the center of attention of the dance project „Chess Fever“ is a young man who wholeheartedly lives for his chess passion. The game steadily becomes compulsive to him. He falls prey to playing frenzy, loses contact to reality, becomes inapt to feel emotions and to allow proximity. Love he cannot reciprocate. Finally, he rises to the challenge of an all-dominant game of chess: will he be able to escape from his gambling world through this duel?

A thrilling question whose answer you may get watching the show. Besides pieces of the musical „Chess“ by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulveaus film music by Wojciech Kilar from the movie “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” and excerpts from Stefan Zweig’s “Schachnovelle” are incorporated. For more information please check the theater’s homepage.