BALLET OF SALZBURG STATE THEATRE – AUSTRIA
The Salzburg State Theatre is the leading and most influential institution for the performing arts in the City and State of Salzburg with a full season. The theatre is home to opera, theatre, dance and the theatre for young audiences »Junges Land«, four vivacious and distinguished companies together under one roof. The theatre is playing 400 performances each season which stretches from September to June.
The main theatre building is located next to the Mirabell Gardens and seats an audience of 707. A total of 25 new productions are presented at the State Theatre each season. Alongside modern and contemporary productions, classic productions in all sectors are staged. 340 persons from 35 different countries work at the State Theatre.
Since 2017/2018 Reginaldo Oliveira is Ballet director and choreographer of Salzburg State Theatre. Oliveira, who grew up in Rio de Janeiro, completed his dance training at the Maria Olenewa School, the Ballet Dalal Achcar and with Jorge Texeira. In 1998 he won the first prize at the Russian Ballet Competition in São Paulo and received a scholarship to the State Academy of Choreography of the Bolshoi Ballet Moscow. In 2000 he became a member of the ballet company at the Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, where he rose to the rank of soloist in 2003. With the 2006/2007 season he bacame member of the ballet company of the Baden State Theatre Karlsruhe, Germany.
His first choreography, “Attempt”, was presented by Oliveira in the 2009/2010 season as part of “Choreographers introduce themselves”, followed by “Torn” (2012). In a large-scale project, which was shown in several exhibitions throughout Germany, he worked together with Flavio Salamanka and Barbara Blanche 2012 for the Gerlinde Beck Foundation, choreographically and cinematically exploring sculptures by the late sculptor.
For the 2012 Gala of the Birgit Keil Dance Foundation, Oliveira also created “Across the border”, a solo for Flavio Salamanka. Following the premiere, this piece was performed at the 3rd International Ballet Gala Salzburg, at the Ballet Gala for the presentation of the German Tanzpreis 2013 as well as at the World Stars Ballet Gala Donetsk and most recently at the 6th Ballet Gala at the Baden State Theatre Karlsruhe. This was followed by “Presente” for the Gala “Ein Abend für Birgit Keil” (“An Evening for Birgit Keil”) in October 2014 and “Attacke” for Ballet Gala at Baden State Theatre in 2014 and “Eiskalt” in 2015. After its premiere, “Eiskalt” was also successfully performed in Brasília at the Festival Internacional de Dança de Brasília.
Also at the Baden State Theatre he created his first commissioned work “Der Fall M” as part of the ballet evening “Mythos” in 2014. Bruna Andrade, who danced the main role of Medea, received the German Theatre Prize “Der Faust” in the category “Best Actress in Dance” for her role interpretation in this work. A further success was the choreography for the State Ballet as part of the opening show for the 300th birthday of the city of Karlsruhe in 2015.
This was followed by Reginaldo Oliveira’s first full-length story ballet, “Anne Frank”, which premiered in April 2016 at the Baden State Ballet Karlsruhe and was a great success with the audience. This creation also received critical acclaim in various dance magazines, including Angela Reinhardt’s “Choreographer of the Year” nomination for Reginaldo Oliveira in the magazine “tanz”.
In autumn 2017, Reginaldo Oliveira made his debut as the new head choreographer of the Salzburg State Theatre with “Medea – Der Fall M.” as part of “Dionysien” in the Salzburg Festival Theatre Felsenreitschule, which was celebrated by the audience and the press. This was followed in May 2018 by “Balacobaco”, a ballet celebrating the Brazilian way of life. In November 2018, ballet director Oliveira created “Othello”, the first full-length story ballet for the audience of the Salzburg State Theatre, followed by his version of “Romeo and Juliet” in February and Haydn’s “Die Schöpfung” (“The Creation”) as part of “Mysterien” in March 2020.
Kammertänzer / Choreographic Assistant
The Brazilian dancer Flavio Salamanka won the gold medal at the Seminário Internacional de Dança de Brasília in 2002 after first years of training in his home country at the Academia Salamanka, Academia de Ballett Karla Ferreira in Vitoria as well as Studio de Danças in Recife. The Dance Foundation Birgit Keil awarded him the Grand Prix in 2002 and enabled him to train at the Akademie des Tanzes Mannheim. Since 2003/2004 he was engaged at the Baden State Theatre, in 2005 he was awarded the Deutscher Tanzpreis “Zukunft” (German Dance Prize “Future”), already in 2006 he advanced to First Soloist at State Ballet of Karlsruhe and 2011 he was awarded with the Goldener Fächer (Golden Fan) of Kunst- und Theatergemeinde Karlsruhe (Arts and Theatre Association) Karslruhe.
Guest performances have taken him through Germany, to Brazil, China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Korsika, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine and in Austria at the Salzburg Festival. His repertoire includes all major roles of the classical and modern repertoire, he danced pieces by Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, John Cranko, William Forsythe, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Peter Schaufuss, Jaroslav Slavický, Jorma Uotinen, Youri Vámos, Hans van Manen, Uwe Scholz, Youri Vámos, Christopher Wheeldon, Richard Wherlock, Sir Peter Wright and Renato Zanella. Numerous choreographers, such as Ray Barra, Davide Bombana, Peter Breuer, Jiří Bubeníček, Ralf Jaroschinsky, Jörg Mannes, Tim Plegge, Heinz Spoerli, Philip Taylor created roles for him. In Reginaldo Oliveiras ballets Flavio Salamanka created the role of the companion of the summoned in “Medea – Der Fall M.” as well as Kitty in the full-length ballet “Anne Frank”. For the 2012 Gala of the Birgit Keil Dance Foundation, Oliveira also created the solo “Across the border” for Flavio Salamanka. Following the premiere, this piece was performed at the 3rd International Ballet Gala Salzburg, the Ballet Gala for the presentation of the German Tanzpreis 2013 as well as the World Stars Ballet Gala Donetsk and the 6th Ballet Gala at the Baden State Theatre Karlsruhe.
In 2010 and 2012 he presented his first choreographies “Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt”, “Das Haus der sieben Frauen” and “Super-stition” for the evening “Choreographen stellen sich vor” (“Choreographers present themselves”) and “Burn it Blue” at the Stuttgart Noverre Society, furthermore he choreographed the “Dance of the Hours” for the opera production “La Gioconda” at the Baden State Theatre Karlsruhe.
In a large-scale project, which was shown in several exhibitions throughout Germany, Salamanka worked together with Reginaldo Oliveira and Barbara Blanche 2012 for the Gerlinde Beck Foundation, choreographically and cinematically exploring sculptures by the late sculptor. 2017 Salamanka created a LED-enhanced choreography for the Bertelsmann Stiftung
In 2013 Flavio Salamanka was awarded the title “Kammertänzer” at the State Ballet of Karlsruhe.
For the 2017/2018 season he left Karlsruhe to join the ballet company of Salzburg State Theatre together with choreographer Reginaldo Oliveira. In the male lead role in Reginaldo Oliveira’s “Medea – Der Fall M.” he convinced press as well as audience, followed by the Prince in Prokofiev’s “Cinderella” and Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”.
In Summer 2018 Jiří Bubeníček invited him to be part of his creation “Má vlast” fot the 100th anniversary oft he founding of Czechoslavakia, presented on Old Town Square in Prague.
In the 2018/2019 season, he created the role of “Othello” in the choreography of Reginaldo Oliveira and presented himself as choreographer to the Salzburg audience with his first full length ballet “The Little Prince”. In February 2020 he created Romeo in Reginaldo Oliveria’s version of “Romeo and Juliet”, followed by his second full length evening as a choreographer, “Tanto … Tango!” in May 2020.
Mikino Karube began her classical dance training at the age of 5 in Japan at the Niigata Ballet School. At the age of 17 she was a finalist in the “Youth America Grand Prix” in New York. In 2011 she moved to the “Rudra Béjart Ballet School” in Lausanne. At the “Béjart Ballet” she danced among others in “Le Sacre du printemps” and “Firebird”. In 2013 she became a member of the Hungarian National Ballet before moving to the Moravian-Silesian National Theatre in Ostrava, Czech Republic, in 2014. There she danced as a soloist in works such as “Swan Lake”, “The Nutcracker”, “Cinderella” and “Barocco” by J. Przybylowicz.
Since the 2015/2016 season Mikino is a member of the Ballet Company at Salzburg State Theatre, where she danced in Choreographies by Peter Breuer as well as in Reginaldo Oliveira’s “Medea – Der Fall M.” as part of “Dionysien”, “Balacobaco”, “Othello”, the role of The Nurse in “Romeo and Juliet”, Haydn’s “Die Schöpfung” (“The Creation”) as part of “Mysterien”, The Rose and The Fox in Flavio Salamankas “The Little Prince” and “Tanto … Tango!”.
In 2019 Niccolò Masini created the solo “Inerzia” for her and Flavio Salamanka the Pas de deux „FOLLOW INSTINCTS“ for the International Ballet Gala at Salzburg State Theatre.
In 2019/2020 Kristian Lever created a role for her in his choreography for the opera “Oberon”.