The 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s fall is this Saturday, November 9th. In 1989, to celebrate this momentous moment, the legendary notes of ‘Beethoven’s 9th Symphony “rang out,” performed by an orchestra of musicians from both East and West Germany. Conducted by Leonard Bernstein, the words ‘Ode to Joy’ were changed to ‘Ode to Freedom’…
Now, The 9th! is on stage at Harbourfront Centre’s Fleck Dance Theatre. It’s a full-length choreographed imagining of Beethoven’s epic 9th Symphony, created and co-choreographed by Roberto Campanella and Artistic Associate Robert Glumbek.
National Ballet of Canada and ProArteDanza choreographer Roberto Campanella joined Mark Wigmore on The Oasis.
Listen to the interview: