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John Neumeier

Thoughts in the corona crisis

In the current "Journal", John Neumeier shares his thoughts on the Corona crisis. How does a ballet director deal with the pandemic? What projects is the company working on? What do we learn from the crisis? You can read the full article here (in German). For the digital "Journal", please click here (in German).


With "Beethoven Project II" at the Whitsun Festival in Baden-Baden

For the Whitsun Festival in May 2021, the Hamburg Ballet and the SWR Symphony Orchestra are planning to perform John Neumeier's ballet "Beethoven Project II" in the Baden-Baden Festival Hall. The choreography is based on a violin sonata, passages from the oratorio "Christ on the Mount of Olives" and Ludwig van Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. The Hamburg Ballet has been a guest in Baden-Baden every year for more than 20 years. At the opening of the 2020/2021 season, the company could also be seen with "Ghost Light" on the stage of the Festspielhaus. The cooperation with the Festspielhaus will be continued in May 2021. The world premiere of John Neumeier's ballet "Beethoven Project II" is currently scheduled for April in the Hamburg State Opera. More...


"Ghost Light" – Video-on-demand

During our guest performance at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden in October 2020, we were not only able to perform John Neumeier's "Ghost Light", we even recorded it! Under the film direction of Myriam Hoyer, a film version of the ballet in Corona times was created, which was broadcast for the first time on January 24 on ARTE channel. The ballet is available online as video-on-demand until April 23, 2021. Video...


"Beethoven Project II" – New Trailer

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are unfortunately not yet allowed to dance John Neumeier's new ballet "Beethoven Project II" in front of a live audience. To shorten the waiting time, we are releasing our new trailer with German voiceover. The trailer shows excerpts from the ballet that were filmed during the final rehearsal on December 4, 2020. View...


Journal No 3

March/April | Die Essenz unseres Ensembles – Gedanken in der Corona-Krise (2. Februar 2021). Repertoire: "Ein Sommernachstraum", "Tod in Venedig". Das Balletträtsel Nr. 1. Hightech im Dienst der Kunst – Jörn Rieckhoff im Gespräch mit Projektleiter Frédéric Couson. 40 Jahre Theater – Ein Gespräch mit Requisitenmeister Jürgen Tessmann. Samuel Winkler gewinnt Young Creation Award des Prix de Lausanne. You will find the Journal at the box office or here as download. Archives...


Brief Profiles

Would you like to find out how our dancers deal with the corona crisis, what they do in their free time and how they started dancing? Our dancers introduce themselves in brief profiles. Head to our blog to learn more about the Soloists of our company (in German) The Blog...

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Programs, Posters, DVDs, ...

In our online shop you will find a wide range of Hamburg Ballet products: programs, posters, books and DVD recordings of John Neumeier's ballets as well as merchandise items such as cloth bags or the annual wall calendar. Just make sure you stop by! Order...


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