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Ed Neumeier is Writing ‘RoboCop 2’ (No, Not That ‘RoboCop 2’)

By John DiLillo The writer of the original 'RoboCop' is working on a sequel that ignores the franchise's checkered history. The article Ed Neumeier is Writing ‘RoboCop 2’ (No, Not That ‘RoboCop 2’) appeared first on Film School Reje...

Why Are So Many Adaptations Of 'Swan Lake' So Dark?

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Black Swan isn't even the half of it. John Neumeier's version features Mad King Ludwig; James Kudelka's includes gang rape; Michael Keegan-Dolan's centers on abuse by Irish priests. There's even another film coming out about a ballerina in the lead role losing her sanity. David Jays talks to dancemakers about the darkness they find at […]

An Unquiet Mind

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Nijinsky" The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada November 22, 2017 by Denise Sum copyright © 2017 by Denise Sum Fresh from bringing John Neumeier's "Nijinsky" to Paris' Théâtre desShow More Summary

When Worlds Collide

8 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"A Streetcar Named Desire" The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada June 3, 2017 by Denise Sum copyright © by Denise Sum 2017 John Neumeier's adaptation of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" begins where the play ends. Show More Summary

The National Ballet of Canada | A Streetcar Named Desire Primer

9 months agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

John Neumeier’s adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire makes its Canadian premiere June 3 – 10.  Background A landmark work in American theatre, Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The National Ballet of Canada | A Streetcar Named Desire Makes Canadian Premiere

10 months agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for the opening night of A Streetcar Named Desire, choreographed by John Neumeier. A Streetcar... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Hamburg Ballet probes monumental themes in Mahler’s ‘Third Symphony’

Gustav Mahler's "Third Symphony" clearly became an obsession for the Milwaukee-bred choreographer John Neumeier, who, for more than four decades, has served as artistic director of Germany's Hamburg Ballet. He created his "Third Symphony...Show More Summary

Review: Sordid, racially confrontational 'Othello' is dark but not deep

Gang rape, sexy virgins, spousal abuse, a racist parody of the love between Othello and Desdemona, a Babel of voices and cultures suggesting the dangers of miscegenation: John Neumeier's ballet "Othello" is undeniably confrontational and contemporary. But does modernizing a classic really have...

John Neumeier On Reviving His Ballets From Decades Ago

2 years agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“As long as I’m alive, I constantly check my ballets: Do I still feel a part of myself in this work? And does it move me?”

Talking to Hamburg Ballet's John Neumeier about 'Othello' and 'stupid love'

"Dance is a living art," proclaims Hamburg Ballet artistic director John Neumeier. "If I make a ballet, it's not like I paint a picture and hang it on the wall, or write a book and keep it on a shelf. As long as I'm alive, I constantly check my ballets: Do I still feel a part of myself in this...

Joffrey Ballet fires arrows straight into the heart in ‘Sylvia’

Anyone who still believes that classical ballet is a 19th century art form trapped in amber is advised to take a look at the Joffrey Ballet. As Exhibit A: The altogether stunning production of John Neumeier's "Sylvia," now in a company...Show More Summary

A welcomed relapse of Camelliaphilia

2 years agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

If you enjoyed yesterday's cinemacast of the Bolshoi Ballet's production of John Neumeier's masterpiece, The Lady of the Camillias, be sure to try to see the next Bolshoi cinema presentation on December 20 of Yuri Grigorovich's Nutcracker. It is the...

Bolshoi in Cinema Lady of the Camellias

2 years agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

We don't yet have casting info for the December 6 Bolshoi in Cinema presentation of John Neumeier's incredible The Lady of the Camellias, but we have this teasing promo with Lantratov and Obraztsova, which will play over and over fo...

American ballet man collects $350k

The American choreographer John Neumeier has pocketed the Tokyo Prize, worth $350,000. Neumeier, 73, has been head of Hamburg Ballet since 1973. Looks like he’s won a supplement to his pension.

Joffrey's beautiful work can't save uneven 'Sylvia'

Choreographer John Neumeier certainly set himself a task with "Sylvia," combining a 16th-century pastoral drama, complete with rustics and gods, with a well-loved 19th-century score (created for the universally despised 1876 ballet "Sylvia") and stark 20th-century design. The prolific Neumeier,...

Joffrey Ballet fires arrows straight into the heart in “Sylvia”

Anyone who still believes that classical ballet is a 19th century art form trapped in amber is advised to take a look at the Joffrey Ballet. As Exhibit A: The altogether stunning production of John Neumeier's "Sylvia," now in a company...Show More Summary

Joffrey Presents New Twist on Old Ballet With Sylvia

2 years agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Photo by Holger Badekow. The Joffrey Ballet unveils the U.S. premiere of John Neumeier's Sylvia, a new twist on a ballet that originally premiered in 1876. The production opens tonight at the Auditorium Theatre. The female-powered ballet was groundbreaking for...

The heart is a lonely hunter in the Joffrey Ballet’s reinvented “Sylvia”

Choreographer John Neumeier is a passionate man of deep intellect and wide-ranging creativity. You need do nothing more than listen to him talk about "Sylvia," the contemporary reinvention of the 19th century classic he devised originally...Show More Summary

5 reasons to see Nijinsky

2 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

John Neumeier’s Nijinsky is the blockbuster of our 2016 season – a mesmerising blend of glamour, tragedy and spectacular dancing. So why should you see it? … The fascinating life of a ballet legend Vaslav Nijinsky was a prodigy whose … Continue reading ?

John Neumeier, Choreographer, Wins $400,000 Kyoto Prize

Mr. Neumeier, 73, has been the artistic director of the Hamburg Ballet since 1973.

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