Waltz, Rock ‘n’Roll or various other choreographies: All 80-cast members in the Nibelungen Festival really have to shake a leg. Whether in the marriage banquet or the ceremony of triumph – beat and rhythms are what it’s all about this year. Experts are teaching all these skills to the lay actors.
Jacinta Walsh, the Australian dance teacher who lives in Berlin, will rehearse the steps, moves, poses and postures required with all 80-cast members. The instructor can draw on a wealth of experience. Jacinta Walsh has already been engaged at The Australian Ballet, at the “Basel Ballet” she danced under the artistic direction of Heinz Spoerli, and at the Deutsche Oper Berlin she was a regular member of the permanent ballet ensemble.
Further solo engagements followed in the career of the attractive dancer, such as with Paul Taylor from New York, with Mats Ek, who has newly interpreted cornerstones of the ballet repertoire with his dynamic and expressive language of movements, as well as with ballet greats Maurice Béjart and John Neumeier.
Now she is active in Worms, the city of Nibelungen: Jacinta Walsh trains the supernumeraries twice a week in addition to all their other rehearsals.