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Ballet by John Neumeier

Window on MOZART

The ballet is not an all-inclusive vision of Mozart as genius and man. There is no chronological narrative – only images! Five Mozarts are portrayed by five different dancers – Life and Work in movement. One cannot dance "Mozart", but one can create a ballet about a man who is perhaps like Mozart. Whereby DANCE must be more important than the man Mozart; otherwise the phenomenon MOZART will remain elusive.

Musik: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Alfred Schnittke, Max Reger, Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Schweinitz, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Choreography and Staging: John Neumeier
Set and Costumes: Klaus Hellenstein

3 hours | 1 intermission

Hamburg Ballet, Hamburg, April 19, 1991