The Hamburg Ballet - John Neumeier
The World of John Neumeier
Ballet
23-24 Mar 2019
The Hamburg Ballet - John Neumeier
The World of John Neumeier
Ballet
23-24 Mar 2019

The Nutcracker© Kiran West

Bernstein Dances © Kiran West

Lady of the Camellias © Kiran West

Opus100-for Maurice © Kiran West

Death in Venice © Kiran West
The Hamburg Ballet - John Neumeier
The World of John Neumeier
Ballet
23-24 Mar 2019
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The Hamburg Ballet - John Neumeier
The World of John Neumeier

Filled with beauty, invention and energy, John Neumeier’s choreography has made Hamburg Ballet a world-class ensemble. Bringing the company’s visit to a climax, The World of John Neumeier is an autobiographical gala featuring twelve highlights from this great choreographer's most celebrated creations.
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Filled with beauty, invention and energy, John Neumeier’s choreography has made Hamburg Ballet a world-class ensemble. Bringing the company’s visit to a climax, The World of John Neumeier is an autobiographical gala featuring twelve highlights from this great choreographer's most celebrated creations.

The World of John Neumeier
(23 Mar performance is the Festival Finale)

Dance legends at every stage – John Neumeier and Hamburg Ballet


“At Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier built not only a world class troupe, but also a whole new generation of ballet lovers” Pointe Magazine

Twenty years since first dazzling Hong Kong audiences Hamburg Ballet makes its fourth visit to the Festival. At the helm of the company in 1973, John Neumeier is one of the world’s longest serving artistic directors. His astonishing creativity has produced more than one hundred and fifty ballets. He has led the company to more than three hundred tours on five continents and is the recipient of innumerable awards and distinctions all over the world. With its updated versions of classic repertoire and ballets exploring human dramas, Hamburg Ballet epitomises this year's festival theme; truly a company for every stage.

“A once in a lifetime evening that will remain in the audience’s hearts for a very long time”
★★★★★ Bachtrack


John Neumeier provides the narration for this spectacular ballet gala, which features Hamburg Ballet’s superb dancers performing excerpts from some of his greatest works. Greeted with a standing ovation at its 2018 Asian premiere in Tokyo, the programme includes highlights from Lady of the Camellias, Bernstein Dances, Death in Venice, Peer Gynt, symphonic ballets set to Bach and Mahler music, and Nijinsky–Neumeier’s tribute to the most famous dancer of the early 20th century, if not of all time. Enjoy the magnificent, magical world of Neumeier creations, each one a milestone in a glittering dance career.

The Ballet brings another two thrilling programmes: The Nutcracker, re-set in the context of learning about dance; and Beethoven Project, Neumeier’s ode to the composer’s beloved music.


Approx 2 hrs 45 mins incl an interval

Premiere: Hamburg Ballet, Spoleto, Italy, 2 July 2010

Choreography, Staging and Narration
John Neumeier

Highlights from the following works:
Bernstein Dances, Shall We Dance?, The Nutcracker, Death in Venice, Peer Gynt, Saint Mathew Passion, Christmas Oratorio I-IV, Nijinsky, Hamlet, Lady of the Camellias, Opus 100 - for Maurice, Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler

Music:
Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Johann Sebastian Bach, Igor Stravinsky, Alfred Schnittke, Frédéric Chopin, Dmitri Shostakovich, Michael Tippett, Simon & Garfunkel, Gustav Mahler
Official Website of The Hamburg Ballet-John Neumeier
Pre-Performance Talk on The World of John Neumeier
Date: 23 Mar 2019(Sat)
Time: 6:45-7:15pm
Venue: Podium Workshop, HK Cultural Centre 

In English

Free and open to all ticket holders, first-come, first-served basis
Introduction

The World of John Neumeier
(23 Mar performance is the Festival Finale)

Dance legends at every stage – John Neumeier and Hamburg Ballet


“At Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier built not only a world class troupe, but also a whole new generation of ballet lovers” Pointe Magazine

Twenty years since first dazzling Hong Kong audiences Hamburg Ballet makes its fourth visit to the Festival. At the helm of the company in 1973, John Neumeier is one of the world’s longest serving artistic directors. His astonishing creativity has produced more than one hundred and fifty ballets. He has led the company to more than three hundred tours on five continents and is the recipient of innumerable awards and distinctions all over the world. With its updated versions of classic repertoire and ballets exploring human dramas, Hamburg Ballet epitomises this year's festival theme; truly a company for every stage.

“A once in a lifetime evening that will remain in the audience’s hearts for a very long time”
★★★★★ Bachtrack


John Neumeier provides the narration for this spectacular ballet gala, which features Hamburg Ballet’s superb dancers performing excerpts from some of his greatest works. Greeted with a standing ovation at its 2018 Asian premiere in Tokyo, the programme includes highlights from Lady of the Camellias, Bernstein Dances, Death in Venice, Peer Gynt, symphonic ballets set to Bach and Mahler music, and Nijinsky–Neumeier’s tribute to the most famous dancer of the early 20th century, if not of all time. Enjoy the magnificent, magical world of Neumeier creations, each one a milestone in a glittering dance career.

The Ballet brings another two thrilling programmes: The Nutcracker, re-set in the context of learning about dance; and Beethoven Project, Neumeier’s ode to the composer’s beloved music.


Approx 2 hrs 45 mins incl an interval

Cast & Creatives
Premiere: Hamburg Ballet, Spoleto, Italy, 2 July 2010

Choreography, Staging and Narration
John Neumeier

Highlights from the following works:
Bernstein Dances, Shall We Dance?, The Nutcracker, Death in Venice, Peer Gynt, Saint Mathew Passion, Christmas Oratorio I-IV, Nijinsky, Hamlet, Lady of the Camellias, Opus 100 - for Maurice, Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler

Music:
Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Johann Sebastian Bach, Igor Stravinsky, Alfred Schnittke, Frédéric Chopin, Dmitri Shostakovich, Michael Tippett, Simon & Garfunkel, Gustav Mahler
Related Info
Official Website of The Hamburg Ballet-John Neumeier
PLUS
Pre-Performance Talk on The World of John Neumeier
Date: 23 Mar 2019(Sat)
Time: 6:45-7:15pm
Venue: Podium Workshop, HK Cultural Centre 

In English

Free and open to all ticket holders, first-come, first-served basis