I learned about Eva Flatschers art in 2004, when I was
artistic director of the Festival Hall, St. Pölten, in Austria. I
was in dance all my life and grew under the guidance of
the best of the business. The fabulous Rudolf Nurejew was
my great mentor. After having danced at the highest level
at the Vienna State Opera and the great Opera Houses of
the globe, I had the honor to lead one of the finest dance
companies in St. Pölten, Austria for three wonderful years.
Eva's work impressed me enormously, as her art ma-
kes music visible. It was so unique and new and an ex-
citing prospect. I worked hard to bring the extraordinary
work of Eva and modern ballet together, and failed - not
for artistic but for financial reasons. We ran out of funding.
But we were lucky and managed to arrange a brea-
thtaking evening with the phenomenal musican Eivind Aar-
set and Eva Flatscher at the Festival Hall. It was an over-
whelming spectacel and a smashing success.
Eva Flatscher is a great pionier of art and I consider
myself lucky to have worked with her.
Text: Michael Birkmeyer- The author was 1. Solo Dancer and Director of the School of Ballet at the Vienna State Opera, Austria, and
Artistic Director of the Festival Hall St. Pölten, Austria. He is considered one of the great disciples of Rudolf Nurejew.