The Hamburg Ballet - John Neumeier
The Nutcracker
Ballet
13-15 Mar 2019
The Hamburg Ballet - John Neumeier
The Nutcracker
Ballet
13-15 Mar 2019

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The Hamburg Ballet - John Neumeier
The Nutcracker
Ballet
13-15 Mar 2019
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The Hamburg Ballet - John Neumeier
The Nutcracker

Filled with beauty, invention and energy, John Neumeier’s choreography has made Hamburg Ballet a world-class ensemble. His Nutcracker transforms a winter-holiday fairytale into a heartwarming story for all seasons and audiences of all ages, as a young girl’s birthday gift of pointe shoes fires her imagination she dreams of becoming a great ballerina.

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Filled with beauty, invention and energy, John Neumeier’s choreography has made Hamburg Ballet a world-class ensemble. His Nutcracker transforms a winter-holiday fairytale into a heartwarming story for all seasons and audiences of all ages, as a young girl’s birthday gift of pointe shoes fires her imagination she dreams of becoming a great ballerina.

An enthralling spectacle for all seasons and audiences of all ages

“Probably the most convincing, charming and beautiful version of The Nutcracker
klassik-begeistert.de

Celebrating John Neumeier's forty-five year reign, the company’s Festival programmes thrillingly showcase Neumeier’s genius. Originally choreographed by Marius Petipa to Tchaikovsky’s much-loved score, The Nutcracker remains the world’s favourite ballet, charting a young girl’s transition from childhood to adolescence. Neumeier’s interpretation – a jewel in the repertoire of ballet companies across the globe – transforms a winter fairytale for children into a ballet for all seasons and audiences of all ages.

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.

The Ballet brings another two thrilling programmes: Beethoven Project, Neumeier’s ode to the composer’s beloved music; and The World of John Neumeier, a celebration of Neumeier’s creations from his four decades with the Hamburg Ballet, each one a milestone in a glittering career.


Approx 2 hrs 30 mins incl one interval
Recommended for ages 6 and above

Premiere: Frankfurt Ballet, Frankfurt, 21 October 1971; Premiere in Hamburg: Hamburg Ballet, 27 October 1974

Music
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography and Staging
John Neumeier

Set and Costumes
Jürgen Rose

Conductor
Simon Hewett

Live accompaniment
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Pre-Performance Talk on The Nutcracker
Date: 13 Mar 2019(Wed)
Time: 6:45-7:15pm
Venue: Podium Workshop, HK Cultural Centre 
Speaker: Ulrike Schmidt, Managing Director and Deputy Director, The Hamburg Ballet
Topic: The Art of Network 

In English

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

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The World of Hamburg Ballet

Observing Company Class

Date: 15 March 2019 (Sun)
Time: 10:00am - 11:15am
Venue: Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre


Backstage at The Nutcracker

Date: 15 March 2019 (Sun)
Time: 5:00 - 5:30pm
Venue:Backstage, Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre


Hamburg Ballet Masterclass

Intermediate Level
Date:16 March 2019 (Sat)
Time:10:00am - 11:30am

Tutor: Laura Cazzaniga (Ballet Mistress)

Advanced Level
Date: 24 March 2019 (Sun)
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Tutor: Lloyd Reggins (Deputy Artistic Director, Ballet Master)

Venue:GR2, HK Cultural Centre


Due to limited quota, please fill in the online application form including your qualification details and dance experience for artist's reference. Successful candidates will be notified by email by 15 February 2019.


Hamburg Ballet The Nutcracker Introductory Class

Date: 17 March 2019 (Sun)
Time: 10:30am - 12:45pm or 2:15pm - 4:00pm
Venue:GR2, HK Cultural Centre


Artist Salon: John Neumeier 

Date: 21 March 2019 (Thu)
Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm
Venue:Lanson PLace Hotel, Hong Kong
Official Website of The Hamburg Ballet-John Neumeier
Introduction

An enthralling spectacle for all seasons and audiences of all ages

“Probably the most convincing, charming and beautiful version of The Nutcracker
klassik-begeistert.de

Celebrating John Neumeier's forty-five year reign, the company’s Festival programmes thrillingly showcase Neumeier’s genius. Originally choreographed by Marius Petipa to Tchaikovsky’s much-loved score, The Nutcracker remains the world’s favourite ballet, charting a young girl’s transition from childhood to adolescence. Neumeier’s interpretation – a jewel in the repertoire of ballet companies across the globe – transforms a winter fairytale for children into a ballet for all seasons and audiences of all ages.

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.

The Ballet brings another two thrilling programmes: Beethoven Project, Neumeier’s ode to the composer’s beloved music; and The World of John Neumeier, a celebration of Neumeier’s creations from his four decades with the Hamburg Ballet, each one a milestone in a glittering career.


Approx 2 hrs 30 mins incl one interval
Recommended for ages 6 and above

Cast & Creatives
Premiere: Frankfurt Ballet, Frankfurt, 21 October 1971; Premiere in Hamburg: Hamburg Ballet, 27 October 1974

Music
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography and Staging
John Neumeier

Set and Costumes
Jürgen Rose

Conductor
Simon Hewett

Live accompaniment
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
PLUS
Pre-Performance Talk on The Nutcracker
Date: 13 Mar 2019(Wed)
Time: 6:45-7:15pm
Venue: Podium Workshop, HK Cultural Centre 
Speaker: Ulrike Schmidt, Managing Director and Deputy Director, The Hamburg Ballet
Topic: The Art of Network 

In English

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

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The World of Hamburg Ballet

Observing Company Class

Date: 15 March 2019 (Sun)
Time: 10:00am - 11:15am
Venue: Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre


Backstage at The Nutcracker

Date: 15 March 2019 (Sun)
Time: 5:00 - 5:30pm
Venue:Backstage, Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre


Hamburg Ballet Masterclass

Intermediate Level
Date:16 March 2019 (Sat)
Time:10:00am - 11:30am

Tutor: Laura Cazzaniga (Ballet Mistress)

Advanced Level
Date: 24 March 2019 (Sun)
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Tutor: Lloyd Reggins (Deputy Artistic Director, Ballet Master)

Venue:GR2, HK Cultural Centre


Due to limited quota, please fill in the online application form including your qualification details and dance experience for artist's reference. Successful candidates will be notified by email by 15 February 2019.


Hamburg Ballet The Nutcracker Introductory Class

Date: 17 March 2019 (Sun)
Time: 10:30am - 12:45pm or 2:15pm - 4:00pm
Venue:GR2, HK Cultural Centre


Artist Salon: John Neumeier 

Date: 21 March 2019 (Thu)
Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm
Venue:Lanson PLace Hotel, Hong Kong
Related Info
Official Website of The Hamburg Ballet-John Neumeier