Ballett von John Neumeier
with the use of a John Cranko's Pas de deux

Dance
"When griping griefs"

Pas de deux from
Romeo and Juliet
Amlet
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Taming of the Shrew (Chor. John Cranko)
Othello
As You Like It

Dance
"When griping griefs"

 

Music-Collage
  Unknown composer
of the Elizabethan time

Serge Prokofiev
Michael Tippet
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Karl Heinz Stolze
after Domenico Scarlatti
Arvo Pärt
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Choreography
  John Neumeier
John Cranko
The Taming of the Shrew
Costumes
  John Neumeier
Jürgen Rose
Romeo and Juliet
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Taming of the Shrew

Klaus Hellenstein
Amlet
As You Like It

 

Premiere
The Hamburg Ballet, Hamburg, November 29, 1985

 

Original Cast
 

Bettina Beckmann
Jean Laban
Mette Bdtcher
Peter Bo Bendixen
Jessica Funt
Stefanie Arndt
Roy Wierzbicki
Jeffrey Kirk
Colleen Scott
François Klaus
Gigi Hyatt
Gamal Gouda
Lynne Charles
Ivan Liska

 

It was a lover and his lass

It was a lover and his lass
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonny no.
That o'er the green corn-field did pass.
In spring time, the only pretty ring time.
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding:
Sweet lovers love the spring.

Between the acres of the rye
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonny no.
Those pretty country folks would lie
In spring time . . .

This carol they began that hour,
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonny no.
How that a life was but a flower,
In spring time . . .

And therefore take the present time
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonny no.
For love is crowned with the prime,
In spring time . . .

Song of Touchstone and Audrey from "As You Like It"

 

When griping griefs

When griping griefs the heart would wound
And doleful dumps the heart oppress,
Then music with her silver sound
Is wont with speed to give redress:
Of troubled mind for ev'ry sore
Sweet music hath a salve therefore.

In joy it makes our mirth abound,
In grief it cheers our heavy sprites:
The careful head relief hath found
By Music's pleasant sweet delights:
Our senses (What should I say more?)
Are subject unto Music's law.

O heavenly gift, that turns the mind
Like as the stern doth rule the ship:
Music whorn the Gods assigned
To comfort man whom cares would nip.
Since thou both man and beast doth move.
What wise man then will thee reprove?

Song from  "Romeo and Juliet"

 

 
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