With “Beethoven Project II”, John Neumeier is honoring the composer Ludwig van Beethoven in the anniversary year of his 250th birthday and continuing his exploration of the music of the grand master of Viennese classical music. Various musical forms will be heard in John Neumeier's new creation, leading to different types of choreography. You can see fragments of biographical images and sometimes pure dancing. John Neumeier's music selection combines piano and chamber music works by Ludwig van Beethoven from the context of the Heiligenstadt Testament with an excerpt from "Christ on the Mount of Olives" and the complete Seventh Symphony.
ballet is the second production developed jointly with Kent Nagano and should join the celebrations for Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday as a prominent December premiere. After the regular dress rehearsal on December 4, 2020, no fewer than seven different alternative dates were planned for the premiere; it is currently scheduled for May 29, 2021.
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven
Choreography: John Neumeier
Set: Heinrich Tröger
Costumes: Albert Kriemler – A-K-R-I-S
2 hours 10 Minutes | 1 intermission
Part 1: 60 minutes, Part 2: 45 minutes
Hamburg Ballet, Hamburg, May 29, 2021