From "Ghost Light" © Kiran West
From "Beethoven Project" © Kiran West
A screening of a dazzling double bill of recent new works by Hamburg Ballet.
2021.3.20 (SAT) – 3.21 (SUN)
(1) 1 pm (approx. 2 hours) (2) 5 pm (approx. 90 minutes)
Venue : South Hall
John Neumeier was born in 1939 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he received his first dance training. He continued his dance studies in Chicago as well as at Marquette University in Milwaukee, where he created his first choreographic works. After further ballet study both in Copenhagen and at The Royal Ballet School in London, John Cranko invited him in 1963 to join Stuttgart Ballet, where he progressed to soloist and continued his choreographic development. In 1969, Ulrich Erfurth appointed Neumeier director of Ballet Frankfurt, where he soon caused a sensation with his new interpretations of such well-known ballets as The Nutcracker and Romeo and Juliet. In 1973, August Everding invited him to become director and chief choreographer of the Hamburg Ballet. Under his direction, the Hamburg Ballet became one of the leading ballet companies on the German dance scene and soon received international recognition. As a choreographer, Neumeier has continually focused on the preservation of ballet tradition, while giving his works a modern dramatic framework. His ballets range from new versions of full-length story ballets to musicals and symphonic ballets, especially those based on Gustav Mahler’s compositions, as well as his choreographies to sacred music. His latest creations for the Hamburg Ballet include: Duse in 2015, Turangalîla in 2016, Anna Karenina in 2017, and the Beethoven Project. In 1975, Neumeier conceived the Hamburg Ballet Festival as a climax and end to each season.
Neumeier holds the Dance Magazine Award (1983), Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, and French Order of Arts and Letters and the Legion of Honor. In 2006, he was awarded the prestigious Nijinsky Award for Lifetime Achievement. He received the Herbert von Karajan Musikpreis in 2007 and the Deutscher Jubiläums Tanzpreis in 2008. In 2007, he was made an honorary citizen of the city of Hamburg. In November 2012, he accepted the Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation. In 2015, the Inamori Foundation presented Neumeier with the Kyoto Prize for his contributions to the arts and philosophy. In 2016, he received the renowned Prix Benois de la Danse for Lifetime Achievement. Among his recent awards are the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Prix de Lausanne 2017, the Erich Fromm Prize 2017, and, in 2019, the People’s Republic of China Friendship Award.
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Ticket PricesAdvance: ¥2,000 / 25 and Under: ¥1,000 / 18 and Under: Free
Set (both screenings): ¥3,000 / Set for 25 and Under: ¥1,500
Ticket sets are only valid for watching both screenings on the same day (cannot be used to watch both screenings on different days).
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