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Sad death of Vienna’s former ballet chief

June 23, 2017 by norman lebrecht

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The Vienna Opera has announced the death of Jan Stripling, head of the State Opera Ballet from 1993 to 1995.

Jan died in London on June 22, reportedly of the effects of Parkinson’s Disease. He was 75.

His choreography for Aida remains in the Vienna repertory.


l-r: Jan Stripling, Reid Anderson, Birgit Keil in Voluntairies (1973) Ch: Glen Tetley.
photo (c) Hannes Kilian/Stuttgarter Ballet


Comments (1)

  1. Angela says:

    He co-directed the ballet company with his wife Anne Woolliams.


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