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Beethoven Project II | Ballet by John Neumeier

With “Beethoven Project II”, John Neumeier is honoring the composer Ludwig van Beethoven in the anniversary year of his 250th birthday and continuing his [...]

next performance: Sun 18. Jun. 2023


Hamlet 21 | Ballet by John Neumeier based on Saxo Grammaticus and William Shakespeare

TO BE READ BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE By John Neumeier The plays of William Shakespeare have been a continuous source of inspiration throughout my career. [...]

next performance: Sun 25. Jun. 2023


Sylvia | Ballet by John Neumeier – Three Choreographic Poems on a Mystic Theme

TO BE READ BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE By John Neumeier (1997) More rarely performed than "Coppélia", Léo Delibes' other great ballet, "Sylvia, ou La Nymphe de [...]

next performance: Sat 24. Jun. 2023


The Winter's Tale | A Ballet in a Prologue and Three Acts

"The Winter's Tale". Wheeldon's ballet about Shakespeare's romance of the same title was created as a co-production of the Royal Ballet and the National Ballet [...]

no further performances this season


The Nutcracker | Ballet by John Neumeier

It has become a tradition for ballet companies all over the world to perform Peter Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" at Christmas time. John Neumeier's version of "The [...]

next performance: Wed 14. Jun. 2023


Ghost Light | Ballet by John Neumeier

Internationally, the Hamburg Ballet was one of the first companies that returned to its studios after the lockdown. John Neumeier developed the idea of creating [...]

next performance: Fri 28. Apr. 2023


Lady of the Camellias | Ballet by John Neumeier based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas

Neumeier very subtly uses the tragic 19th Century story of the title heroine Marguerite and her lover Armand Duval by reflecting it against the fate of another [...]

next performance: Tue 04. Jul. 2023


The Sleeping Beauty | Ballet by John Neumeier

TO BE READ BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE by John Neumeier Why did I return to a fairytale ballet such as "The Sleeping Beauty" after such a long time? Firstly, I [...]

next performance: Fri 16. Jun. 2023


The Glass Menagerie | Ballet by John Neumeier based on Tennessee Williams

"The Glass Menagerie" was the foundation of Tennessee Williams's fame as one of the most important writers in the US of the 20th century. Although the success [...]

next performance: Tue 30. May. 2023


The World of John Neumeier | Ballets by John Neumeier

"The World of John Neumeier" ist eine autobiografisch inspirierte Ballettgala. John Neumeier selbst steht auf der Bühne und führt als Moderator durch das [...]

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Saint Matthew Passion | Ballet by John Neumeier

“One comes to feel that this is a community of people who have decided to enact the Passion as in a medieval mystery play. Each dancer expresses grief, doubt, [...]

next performance: Fri 07. Apr. 2023


The Wild Fantasies of Wolfgang Amadé | National Youth Ballet

4 stages - 8 dancers - 20 musicians - 3 singers Together with the Mozartfest Ensemble, the Bundesjugendballett transforms the Zinnwerke Wilhelmsburg into [...]

next performance: Fri 07. Apr. 2023


Liliom | Ballet Legend by John Neumeier based on Ferenc Molnár

John Neumeier's ballet legend "Liliom" portrays a tragic love set in the milieu of fairs. John Neumeier was inspired by Molnár's theater play "Liliom", written [...]

next performance: Wed 12. Apr. 2023


A Midsummer Night's Dream | Ballet by John Neumeier based on William Shakespeare

"And sleep, that sometimes shuts up sorrow's eye, Steal me awhile from mine own company." A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act III, Scene 2 Music: Felix [...]

next performance: Tue 18. Apr. 2023


Bernstein Dances | Ballet Revue by John Neumeier

Based on the Music and Spirit of Leonard Bernstein The Dance Musical Leonard Bernstein didn't have time to write? In any case – a title with two meanings: [...]

next performance: Thu 11. May. 2023


Orphée et Eurydice | Tragédie-opéra in three Acts (1774) / Ballet Opera

Eurydice is dead, a fact the man and artist Orpheus cannot accept. He demands her return. Indeed, the beauty of art and its power to transcend and destroy [...]

next performance: Sat 27. May. 2023


Nijinsky | Ballet by John Neumeier

"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 [...]

next performance: Tue 27. Jun. 2023


Benefit Gala | In favor of the John Neumeier Foundation

next performance: Thu 29. Jun. 2023


Nijinsky Gala XLVIII

The grand finale of the Hamburg Ballet-Days and of the season will be the Nijinsky Gala. The annual gala which is always dedicated to a dance-specific or [...]

next performance: Sun 09. Jul. 2023


Dance on the Rathausmarkt | The World of John Neumeier

The Hamburger Abendblatt described the opening of John Neumeier's 50th anniversary season on the Rathausmarkt last year as an "event with long lasting [...]

next performance: Sun 03. Sep. 2023


Christmas Oratorio I-VI | Ballet by John Neumeier

When Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio opens with the words "Rejoice, exult", one surrenders willingly to the sensation of floating. The rousing joy of [...]

next performance: Sat 23. Dec. 2023


Anna Karenina | Ballet by John Neumeier, inspired by Leo Tolstoy

Thomas Mann once named Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" "the greatest social novel of world literature." When reading the novel, John Neumeier was deeply [...]

next performance: Fri 26. Apr. 2024


Guest Compagnie: N.N.

One of the highlights of the Hamburg Ballet Days every year is the two-day guest performance by a guest company, which will be announced at a later [...]

next performance: Tue 09. Jul. 2024


Nijinsky Gala XLIX

The 49th edition of the two-week festival "Hamburg Ballet Days" will open on June 30, 2024 with a new creation by John Neumeier. In addition, the festival offer [...]

next performance: Sun 14. Jul. 2024


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