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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 [...]

no further performances this season


Dona Nobis Pacem | Choreographic Episodes inspired by Johann Sebastian Bach's Mass in B minor by John Neumeier

"Dona Nobis Pacem" – give us peace. This title is of great importance to me – even at the risk of seeming naïve, sentimental or even pretentious. In light [...]

next performance: Sun 01. Oct. 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 06. Oct. 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: Sun 15. Oct. 2023


Romeo and Juliet | Ballet by John Neumeier after William Shakespeare

"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. [...]

next performance: Fri 27. Oct. 2023


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: Thu 14. Dec. 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


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: Thu 04. Jan. 2024


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: Wed 10. Jan. 2024


Illusions – like Swan Lake | Ballet by John Neumeier

John Neumeier's ballet "Illusions – like Swan Lake" was premiered in 1976. The character of the king, its central figure, is based on King Ludwig II of [...]

next performance: Thu 25. Jan. 2024


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


Préludes CV | Ballet by John Neumeier

A choreographic sketchbook in two parts Don't try to understand this ballet. It has no "story" (that I could tell you) aside from the many stories that you [...]

next performance: Tue 30. Apr. 2024


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 28. May. 2024


Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler | Ballet by John Neumeier

Like Mahler's music, the ballet was not created according to a Libretto. The music itself is its theme. The following is therefore not a literal synopsis. These [...]

next performance: Mon 10. Jun. 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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