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Guest performance in Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

Dona Nobis Pacem

Choreografische Episoden, inspiriert von Johann Sebastian Bachs Messe in h-Moll von John Neumeier


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Venere e Adone

Salvatore Sciarrino

On Tour

"The World of John Neumeier" in Baden-Baden

The season just started, it's time for our dancers to pack their bags again. At the end of the month, John Neumeier's dance festival "The World of John Neumeier" begins in Baden-Baden. For two weeks, the beautiful spa town is once again transformed into a cosmos of dance – everywhere in the city. From the Festspielhaus to the Kurhaus Baden-Baden and the Theater Baden-Baden. More...


A Streetcar Named Desire

The new season will open on September 17, 2023 with the revival of John Neumeier's ballet "A Streetcar Named Desire" at the Hamburg State Opera. His impressive adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play of the same name celebrates its 40th stage anniversary this year. More...



"Nijinsky" is the title of this "choreographic approach" to a dance phenomenon that has been part of Neumeier's life ever since the beginning of his career. "Nijinsky" is not a biographical ballet: "A ballet can never be a documentary", Neumeier says. "It is basically a biography of the soul, a biography of feelings and sensations. Perhaps, a particular situation, historical or imagined, might be suggested. But this is not a narrative ballet. Perhaps it's not even one single complete ballet, but a series of choreographic approaches to the enormous theme: Nijinsky. More...


Romeo and Juliet

"John Neumeier's Shakespeare adaptation has over time become a classic. After numerous revivals and revisions, the ballet has not lost any of its freshness. Once again, one is overwhelmed by the tragic passion of youth." Die Welt | More...


Celebrations for the Day of German Unity

On October 2 and 3, Hamburg will host the official celebrations for the German Unity Day. In addition to the festivities in the city center, the official ceremony for the German Unity Day will take place in the Elbphilharmonie, where ten dancers will perform an excerpt from one of the latest John Neumeiers ballet. The motto of the ceremony is "Opening horizons" and the program is organized by the Hamburg Ballet as well as the Philharmonie Staatsorchester Hamburg under the direction of Kent Nagano, the pianist Joja Wendt and the Hiphop Academy Hamburg as well as the Alsterspatzen. The ceremony (closed event) will be broadcast live on ZDF. More...

DVD/Blu-ray DVDs are available!

Dona Nobis Pacem

For his latest creation "Dona Nobis Pacem" John Neumeier chose Bach's last major vocal work, the Mass in B minor. Together with his dancers and the musicians of the Vocalensemble Rastatt and Ensemble Resonanz, he embarked on a journey to the existential questions of life. The acclaimed performances in the Hamburg State Opera were recorded and now the ballet will finally be released on DVD and Blu-ray at the beginning of September by the C Major label! Online Shop


Order "Pour le Mérite"

What an honour! In July, John Neumeier was announced as a new member of the order "Pour le mérite". The admission is considered the highest honour that can be bestowed on scientists or artists in Germany. In addition to John Neumeier, the Biontech founding duo Özlem Türeci and Uğur Şahin and the Germanist Heinrich Detering were also accepted into the order. The order currently has 39 German and 39 foreign members, including 17 Nobel Prize winners (BKM press release). We congratulate! More...

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Calendar 2024 

With the Hamburg Ballet through the year 2024! Color photohraphies by Kiran West accompany you through the coming year, snapshots from John Neumeier's ballets "Bernstein Dances", "Sylvia", "The Glass Menagerie", "Hamlet 21", "Saint Matthew Passion", "The Sleeping Beauty", "Liliom", " Anna Karenina", "Dona Nobis Pacem", danced by the Hamburg Ballet. Order...


Journal No 1

August/September | Tanz auf dem Rathausmarkt. Wiederaufnahme: "Endstation Sehnsucht". Repertoire: "Nijinsky". Gastspiel: "The World of John Neumeier" – Tanzfestival in Baden-Banden. "Goldenes Jubiläum" von Richard Flahaut, Präsident der Fondation de la Danse (Frankreich). Theaternacht Hamburg. Jung: Bundesjugendballett. Namen und Nachrichten / Leute. You will find the Journal here as download. Archives...

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Books, Programs, 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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