Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Anniversaries are important landmarks that make traditions tangible. This is why I honour Ludwig van Beethoven with a new ballet in the week of his 250th birthday. The title of the ballet is "Beethoven 9" – a tribute also to the musical tradition, which the composer initiated with the "mythical" number of his symphonies.
In 1997, "Hamlet", set to the music of Michael Tippet, was created for the Hamburg Ballet. This synthesis of John Neumeier's creative engagement with the Hamlet themes now returns to the repertoire as a revival.
Asia Tour cannot be realized
Under the circumstances of the Coronavirus the Asia Tour of the Hamburg Ballet cannot be realized as planned. The guest performances of "Nijinsky" in Macau have been cancelled from Macao Culture Center. John Neumeier comments on the planned performances of "Lady of the Camellias" at Esplanade – Theaters on the Bay in Singapore, which also had to be cancelled:
The "Young Choreographers" series has long since become more than an insider tip – and not only among dance enthusiasts. The popular format has now become a fixed event of the Hamburg Ballet. In March 2020, dancers from the company present their own choreographies at the opera stabile, as always danced by their colleagues.
Journal No 4
March/April. Content (in German): Wiederaufnahme: "Hamlet" – Ein aktiver Held. Repertoire: "Matthäus-Passion", "Brahms/Balanchine". Jung: "Ein kleiner Prinz" – Bundesjugendballett on Tour. You will find the Journal at the box office or here as download. Archives...
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John Neumeier Collection
The John Neumeier Collection presents four ballets by John Neumeier. These ballets, selected in honor of his 80th birthday, are a must-have addition to any DVD/Blu-ray collection. Featured works include "The Little Mermaid" (San Francisco Ballet), "Tatiana", "Christmas Oratorio I-VI" and "Nijinsky". You can also purchase in our online shop the new released "Beethoven Project" DVD/Blu-Ray.
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