david hallberg (english version)

Challenge. Curiosity. Question. If you search for a key to enter in David Hallberg's world and see what makes David run so fast across the ballet planet, these three words could be considered the revealing clue. During our talk, the day after his acclaimed debut as Siegfried in Rudolf Nureyev's production of «Swan Lake»with La Scala Ballet in Milan, David has often repeated them. And each time it has been as if he revealed his continuous inner quest to the true meaning of being a dancer; more: being an artist and how, in his progress, he could shift his own limits.

Maybe, although he is wordly acclaimed as the noblest Prince of Classical Ballet all around - so blonde, naturally elegant and refined, but not affected!, he appears on stage – the pioneering spirit of his ancestors (not for nothing he is from South Dakota and has grown up in Phoenix, Arizona) makes him always looking for a new frontier to conquer. He indeed did it, in September 2011, when was appointed as principal dancer of Moscow Bolshoi Ballet. The news was a shocker to the ballet world, making headlines in the global media: David's appointment on request of Bolshoi artistic director Sergej Filin had broken a taboo ...

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Tanz Juli 2014
Rubrik: People, Seite 26
von Silvia Poletti