Meeting Point: Stage Door
Führung durch die Staatsoper
One of the most important pieces of poetry is the epic "Odyssey" by the Greek lyricist Homer. On the occasion of John Neumeier's 85th birthday, this monumental work about war, the search for home and the encounter with the foreign returns to the repertoire of the Hamburg Ballet.
Demis Volpi First Season
On Monday, March 18, 2024, 2.00 pm CET, we will publish the programme of the 2024/25 season on our homepage. The upcoming season will be the first season of Demis Volpi as the Artistic Director of the Hamburg Ballet.
Ballet Workshop IV
Important information for the audience of the Ballet Workshop IV: The ballet workshop planned for May 5 will be postponed to June 16, 2024. All tickets sold so far remain valid for the alternative date. All cardholders have the opportunity to return their cards until March 30, 2024 if they are unable to attend the new date.
The Ballet School
Creativity Workshop XIV
Final year students present their own compositions in two programmes over the period of five six evenings. The young dancers are not only responsible for creating the choreography, but also for the choice of music, the lighting and costume design and the staging. Their fellow students are cast and dance in an array of diverse works. This is a big step on the road to their future careers as professional dancers. At the Ernst Deutsch Theater from March 4 to 10, 2024.
On April 20 and 21, 2024, divided into two different programs, the "Young Choreographers" will present their brand new works. After several appearances in the opera stable, they are changing venues this year and appearing in Hamburg's newest stage, the LichtWark Theater in Bergedorf. The modern theater in southeast Hamburg is part of the KörberHaus, which opened in December 2022. Advance sales for both programs start on February 12 at 11.00 am.
National Youth Ballet
Songbook – a colorful dance collage
Haven't you seen "BJB Songbook" yet? No problem, because at the beginning of March it will be performed in Ahrensburg and in three very special performances. On March 8 and 9, the National Youth Ballet will be guesting in the Alfred Rust Hall and will present a unique version of one of its classic piece, which has been created especially for the performances in Ahrensburg.
3rd Charity Gala in Genoa
On March 14, a charity gala for children with heart disease will take place in Italy, which our Principal dancer Jacopo Bellussi has been organizing in his hometown Genoa since 2022. The program, curated by Jacopo Bellussi, includes excerpts from works by choreographers such as John Neumeier and Jean-Christophe Maillot a.o., Principal dancer Aleix Martínez will create a new choreography for the evening, which will premiere at the gala. Some dancers from the Hamburg Ballet will also perform at the gala, together with dancers from ballet companies such as Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo or the Stuttgart Ballet. All proceeds will be donated to the "Piccoli Cuori" charity organisation of the Giannina Gaslini Institute.
Kirsten Fehrs and John Neumeier at the St. Michael's Church
After the successful performances of the "Saint Matthew Passion" as part of the anniversary season, St. Michael's Church Pastor Dr. Stefan Holtmann came up with the idea for an evening of discussions with John Neumeier. On July 8 he will be together with Bishop Kirsten Fehrs, moderated by Dr. Jörn Rieckhoff, talk about the diversity of his religiously inspired ballets.
"Dona Nobis Pacem" and "Ghost Light" on TV
The Franco-German cultural channel arte broadcasted the ballet film "Dona Nobis Pacem" for the first time on January 22, 2024. Now the ballet film directed by Myriam Hoyer can be viewed in the arte media library until April 19, 2024, as well as "Ghost Light" until April 20. The DVD/Blu-ray are also available in our online shop.
50 Years of Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier
We have waited a long time for it, finally it is here! To celebrate John Neumeier's anniversary, Henschel Verlag has published the illustrated book "50 Years of Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier". With the help of hundreds of photographs, some of which have never been published before, the illustrated book looks back on half a century of relentless, artistic vision-driven, unique work by the dancer, ballet director and exceptional choreographer John Neumeier. This illustrated biography pays tribute to John Neumeier, his creativity and his unforgettable, magnificent ballets.
Current Program Booklets
Are you going to the ballet soon? Would you like to find out more about the piece in advance and read up on the topic? In our online shop you have the opportunity to order all current season programs online. You can find a list of the current program booklets
Journal No 4
February/March/April | Wiederaufnahme: "Odyssee". Pressestimmen zu "Jane Eyre". Bundesjugendballett in Peking. Das Hamburger Kammerballett feiert 1. Geburtstag. You will find the Journal here as download. Archives...
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You will find the cast changes for the upcoming performances HERE