Who rules the world?

Workshop for youths ages 16 and up

Prior knowlege not necessary

Spanish choreographer Marcos Morau’s visual language is one of photographic intensity. It is fast, witty, and bursting with memorable theatrical moments. For his world premiere Nachtträume with the Ballett Zürich, Morau uses Kurt Jooss’ 1932 ballet Der grüne Tisch as a starting point. At the «green table», powerful politicians and businesspeople discuss what they want. Who are today’s powerful people? And what does that mean for us regular people? Morau’s contemporary adaptation of the «green table» promises to be engaging and more relevant than ever.

In this series of workshops, we’ll take a closer look at Kurt Jooss’ original piece, and Marco Morau’s interpretation and approach to it. As we do so, we’ll look at the rehearsal process, and meet members of the Ballett Zürich. We’ll also attend a performance of Nachtträume.

Workshop incl. visit of the performance: CHF 40 (for participants up to 30 years)
Workshop without performance: CHF 20 (for participants over 30 years)

Registration by e-mail to

Mon, 19.9.2022, 19.00-21.30
Sat, 24.9.2022, 10.30-13.00
Mon, 9/26/2022. 19.00-21.30
Mon, 10/3/2022, 19.00-21.30
Mon, 10/24/2022, 19.00-21.30
Fri, 10/28/2022, 19.00-21.30
Mon, 31.10.2022, 19.00-21.30

Direction: Angelika Ächter and Bettina Holzhausen

The workshop series 16+ lets interested participants ages 16 and up gain insights into artistic processes and deal in depth with the subject matter and realization of a ballet or an opera. Elements of production and artistic expression are made tangible as participants themselves begin acting, dancing, and singing. Rehearsal visits and exchanges with production teams allow for reflection upon the development of and reasonings behind opera and ballet productions. All courses are led by professionals from the Opernhaus.

Past performances

September 2022




Who rules the world?

Workshop for youths ages 16 and up, Opernhaus