June 2018
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Erste Schritte

Ballettschule des Hamburg Ballett


Beethoven Project

"Compared to my recent creation 'Anna Karenina', there is no storyline in the 'Beethoven Project'. As a choreographer, I wish for an audience that perceives my new work as a Symphonic Ballet whose 'meaning' is communicated solely by the dancers' movements." John Neumeier More...

Guest Company

The National Ballet of Canada

Each year, they are the highlight and grand finale of the current season: the Hamburg Ballet-Days. A two-week festival, the 44th Hamburg Ballet-Days will showcase a selection of works from the current season's repertoire, including two guest performances by an renowned ballet company. In 2018, John Neumeier will welcome the National Ballet of Canada. The company will present a triple bill at the Hamburg State Opera. The program will feature works choreographed by Robert Binet, James Kudelka and Crystal Pite. |  More...


Tour to Spoleto

From July 13 to July 14 the Hamburg Ballet makes its return visit to the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleti, Italy. The company will dance in the open-air performing "Old Friends", an Evening of Ballets by John Neumeier which celebrated its premiere at New York's Joyce Theater on March 2017. John Neumeier has developed a new ballet version by newly arranging parts of several existing choreographies. |  More...

Editorial – 18/19

Threads of my Life

For the past 45 years, I have moved dancers to move people in the Hanseatic City of Hamburg – the centre of my artistic life –, always believing that ballet is an art form of the present tense. During the forthcoming season, I will celebrate my 80th birthday. This occasion offers an opportunity to weave some threads of my life into the program of the Hamburg Ballet. |  More...


Journal No 6

June/July (in German)
44. Hamburger Ballett-Tage. Premiere: "Beethoven-Projekt". Gastspiel: The National Ballet of Canada. Stiftung John Neumeier: Nicht nur ein Werk! Ensemble: Aleix Martínez. Leute: Nadezhda Karyazina, Madoka Sugai und Felix Eckert ausgezeichnet. | Download