Adam Linder


Performance Tanz 2022/23

“Loyalty” – this is what ballet can look like in the future. With five world-class dancers, the Australian-American choreographer Linder brings archetypal ballet attributes such as corps de ballet, partner work and visual language into a modern form. After several contemporary dance pieces, which were shown in renowned houses such as Sadler’s Wells in London or MoMA in New York, this exploration of the tradition-rich language of movement is for the former student of the Royal Ballet School London also a look at the power relations inscribed in the genre of classical ballet. Linder and his team combine virtuosity, theatricality and abstraction, presenting themselves as simultaneously raw and sublime, melancholy and serene, and astonishing in their animal-human physicality. The music for this “new ballet in three acts” is provided by the British avant-garde band Coil.


Adam Linder, born 1983 in Sydney/Australia, lives and works in Berlin and Los Angeles. At the age of fifteen, Linder was scouted by the Royal Ballet School in London and left Australia to pursue a career as a dancer. Linder’s early, rigorous training was later solidified in his work with the Michael Clark Company and Meg Stuart’s Damaged Goods. It was during this time that he developed the critical and experimental strands that inform his choreographic work today.

Concept & choreography: Adam Linder
By & with: Douglas Letheren, Joshua Harriette, Louella May Hogan, Riley Watts, Vânia Doutel Vaz
Stage & lighting design: Shahryar Nashat
Costume design: Adam Linder
Music: Coil
Music arrangement: Steffen Martin
Artistic assistance: Cooper Jacoby
Artistic advisement : Justin Kennedy, Emma McCormick-Goodhart
Choreographic assistance: Anand Dhanakoti
Programme design: HiT Studio
Technical director: Jan Havers
Lighting: Boris Heiland
Production & tour management: Uta Engel
Company management & international relations: Andrea Niederbuchner

Production: Adam Linder
Co-production: Kampnagel

Funded as part of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

The guest performance is supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK Guest Performance Funding Dance, sponsored by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Ministries of Culture and the Arts of the Federal States.