ROHM Theatre Kyoto

  • Dance/Buyo
  • Performance
  • Presented

Choreographed and Directed by Kyoto Prize-winner John Neumeier

Hamburg Ballet : Gala Performance “The World of John Neumeier”

Sat, 17 Feb. 2018

  • Candide Overture  (C)Kiyonori Hasegawa

    Candide Overture (C)Kiyonori Hasegawa

  • I Got Rhythm  (C)Kiyonori Hasegawa

    I Got Rhythm (C)Kiyonori Hasegawa

  • The Nutcracker  (C)Kiyonori Hasegawa

    The Nutcracker (C)Kiyonori Hasegawa

  • Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler  (C)Kiyonori Hasegawa

    Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler (C)Kiyonori Hasegawa

The world’s top ballet company comes to Japan! A packed lineup of masterpieces!
A spectacular performance showcasing the world of John Neumeier and the talents of a ballet company to the max!

John Neumeier conjures visions of humanity with elaborate direction and dramatic tricks, revealing a richly emotional world out of music through his sharp aesthetic and interpretation. This global choreographer has developed strong links to Kyoto since he received the 31st Kyoto Prize (Arts and Philosophy) in 2015.

For his upcoming visit to Kyoto, Neumeier will present a gala performance superbly fusing his extraordinary choreography with the incredible abilities of a ballet company, demonstrating why he has attracted a stronger following from dedicated ballet fans than other international choreographers and troupes.

Rather than a series of excerpts, this gala performance is conceived as a series of fecund fragments from remarkable works layered up by Neumeier like his own life that he devoted to ballet. The performance begins with the choreographer’s own narration and encompasses stories from ballet such as Lady of the Camellias, a famous tale of young lovers, Nijinsky, based on the legendary dancer, and The Nutcracker, which weaves a love for ballet, as well as symphonic ballets set to Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 and the St. Matthew Passion that accentuate the vision of master composers through an original approach. Enjoy the alluring and grand world of Neumeier.



Sat, 17 Feb. 2018
Start Time 14:00


Main Hall

Featuring (TBC)

Candide Overture, I Got Rhythm, The Nutcracker, Death in Venice, Peer Gynt, St. Matthew Passion, Christmas Oratorio I–VI, Nijinsky, Hamlet, Lady of the Camellias, Opus 100—for Maurice, Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler


ROHM Theatre Kyoto
Tel: +81 (0)75-746-3201


Ticket Prices

S Seat: \20,000
A Seat: \16,000
B Seat: \10,000
C Seat: \6,000
D Seat: \3,000
25 and Under: \10,000

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Cast & Crew

  • Choreography, Direction, Narration

    John Neumeier


Presented by

ROHM Theatre Kyoto (Kyoto City Music Arts and Culture Promotion Foundation), Kyoto City

Special Sponsor

Inamori Foundation

Supported by

the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2017

Endorsed by

the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany