Dance moves emotions and thoughts. Dance moves the audience as well as the dance creators. Heinz Spoerli’s Zurich Ballet masters the art of virtuoso movement to perfection. The company enchants the audience as much as the critics. According to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: ‘The Zurich Ballet is undoubtedly one of the best ballet companies in Europe and probably in the world too.’ ‘The most beautiful company of dancers in Europe’ – says the Herald Tribune – has enjoyed very successful tours over the past few years. In Japan alone the opening event was broadcast by six television stations.
Alexandra Pereira, manager and artistic director of the Opera House Zurich, declares Spoerli to be ‘…one of the most creative personalities that Switzerland has given the world in the past few decades.’ Spoerli, who is named alongside the great choreographers Balanchine, Cunningham and van Manen, combines unique choreographic talent with unrelenting artistic discipline. Despite sustained international success, he is always creatively reassessing his achievements. True to his maxim ‘Excellence is the only answer’ he drives himself and all those who work with him to new and unexpected results.