Leipziger Ballett

Solitude (Livestream)

Livestream | May 15th | 7 p.m.

Available for 48 hours!

Every decision is ultimately a lonely one and it is precisely these decision-making moments that ballet director and chief choreographer Mario Schröder puts at the center of his creation »Solitude«. In times of voluntary and imposed isolation, loneliness arises in many facets, which the dancers of the Leipziger Ballet face. Because it remains unclear who can decide when being alone turns into loneliness. Can't loneliness also become a place of longing in a society of permanent accessibility?



Ballet director and chief choreographer Mario Schröder approaches the tension between involuntary loneliness and self-chosen moments of solitude. In the constant interplay of encounter and isolation, questions arise about the visibility, representation and effects of loneliness. What is the flaw of being lonely and how do we react to loneliness in a social context? What balance does it take to feel togetherness and at the same time be able to live the luxury of a solitude?

The term »Solitude«


The term »solitude« describes a voluntary state of being that excludes the physical presence of another being and focuses on one's own inner landscape. Moments of deep reflection, self-awareness and creativity are only possible when external influences disappear and there is room for loneliness.