Marquis de Sade

Marquis De Sade is a dance event of superlatives. With more than 75 dancers and 200 participants, the ballet spectacle in the former brown coal power plant Vockerode on the Elbe in 2008 and 2009 became a crowd puller that is second to none.

Here you can look back and get a small impression of what became reality with the power of imagination.


Starting today, a total of 90 performances of the cross-genre action spectacle will be presented on 30 evenings in the disused Vockerode power plant. More than 75 performers and 200 participants will bring the colossal industrial cathedral on the Elbe to life with the visually stunning, stirring work of art for ten weeks, every Friday to Sunday.

The unique industrial architecture merges with the evocative world of ideas of the D.A.F. Marquis de Sade, one of the most colorful and controversial figures of the 18th century. Fragile dance and martial activism; Music of the 18th century versus punk rock and industrial sounds: A feast for the senses.