‘Disruptive And Insulting’: Berlin State Ballet’s Dancers Are Furious That Sasha Waltz Was Made Their New Director

“Berlin’s mayor Michael Müller had last week appointed Waltz and Swedish ballet chief Johannes Öhman as co-directors of Germany’s largest ballet company from the 2019/2020 season on. But in a scathing petition posted on the company’s homepage on Sunday, the dancers said: ‘Unfortunately, the appointment has to be compared to an appointment of a tennis trainer as a football coach or an art museum director as an orchestral director.'”