Court docket Orders Settlement Between Stuttgart Ballet and Conductor Mikhail Agrest


A dispute on the Stuttgart Ballet over the sudden dismissal of conductor Mikhail Agrest was just lately introduced earlier than Frankfurt’s State Arbitration Court docket. Agrest was dismissed at brief discover on October 15, 2021; he had solely begun working in Stuttgart within the Fall of 2020.

The catalyst for the dismissal was a disagreement between Agrest and Reid Anderson, who was Director of the Stuttgart Ballet between 1996 and 2018. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported that in a rehearsal of John Cranko‘s ballet “Onegin”, Anderson, who had returned to the ballet as a visitor guide, took concern with Agrest’s alternative of tempi. A dispute ensued, and this was rapidly adopted by authorized motion.

Based on the Stuttgarter Zeitung, the decide really useful {that a} settlement ought to happen between the 2 events. The present director of the Stuttgart Ballet, Tamas Detrich, stated in a press launch that his fundamental precedence was to create a secure working atmosphere for the corporate’s dancers.

“As a consequence of previous and present occasions, I really feel compelled to guard my dancers,” Detrich stated. “If dance and music are now not in concord, then we miss our aim.”

Agrest himself has not issued a public touch upon the end result of the case.


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