Towards the end of Act 1 in John Neumeier’s Romeo & Juliet there is a scene where the star-crossed lovers meet properly – alone and unmasked – for the first time. It is always a lovely scene but, with Ida Praetorius’ Juliet and Gregory Dean’s Romeo earlier this year it was more than that. It was an exceptional [...]
Hamburg Ballet’s visionary artistic director, John Neumeier, is the rare dance-maker who also dreams up his own magnificent lighting, set and costume designs, which accounts for the scenic sumptuousness of his two-act ballet “The Little Mermaid,” performed this weekend at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
Heartache infuses Hans Christian Andersen's tale as well as the story ballet that John Neumeier made of it. The Hamburg Ballet brings the work to Segerstrom Center. John Neumeier doesn't know "who started the rumor" that all children...Show More Summary
John Neumeier’s Hamburg Ballet opened their tour program with the famous dance production of the Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. The highlights of this amazingly beautiful production have been captured in photographs taken by one of RIA Novosti’s leading photographers Vladimir Vyatkin.
December 4, 2011 “Liliom” (John Neumeier) Hamburg Ballet Hamburg State Opera Hamburg, Germany December 4 by Horst Koegler copyright 2011 by Horst Koegler Originally billed a ´suburban legend´ when it was first performed in Budapest in 1909, Ferenc Molnar´s “Liliom” became a world hit when it was taken up by many theatres around the globe. Show More Summary
Via Press Release: Choreographic creativity is the recurring theme of The Hamburg Ballet’s season 2011/2012. Liliom, a world premiere both in choreography and music, is John Neumeier’s new ballet based on Ferenc Molnár’s play of the same name. Molnár’s play, first performed in 1909, was, in turn, the basis for the musical Carousel. Liliom has [...]
Trying to bolster up up two ballets into a full-length Trilogy John Neumeier choreographs Stravinsky´s “Apollon musagète” and “Orpheus” Hamburg Ballet Baden-Baden Festsouelhaus Baden-Baden Germany October 14. 2011 by Horst Koegler copyright...Show More Summary
In his “Purgatorio” John Neumeier has tackled the composer´s Tenth Smphony Hamburg Ballet Hamburg State Opera Hamburg, Germany July 3, 2011 by Horst Koegler copyright by Horst Koegler With "Purgatorio“ as his newest creation, John Neuemeier opened the 37th Hamburg Ballet Days on June 26. Show More Summary
(Photo of Cory Stearns and Irina Dvorovenko in John Neumeier’s Lady of the Camellias, taken from ABT website – click on photo for link). I so love this ballet. It’s my favorite ABT is putting on this season (since there’s … Continue reading ?
Each viewing of Lady of the Camellias increasingly reveals how much choreographer John Neumeier admired Kenneth MacMillan. This probably explains why the New York Times dance critics, lead by the critic who would like to run MacMillan out of town,...
John Neumeier´s “Illusions – like Swan Lake” Bavarian State Ballet Bavarian State Opera Munich, Germany April 28, 2011 by Horst Koegler copyright 2011 by Horst Koegler So he has returned, resurrected just in time for the 125th anniversary...Show More Summary
Wayne McGregor's “Yantra”, John Neumeier´s “Fratres” and Jorma Elo's “Red in 3.” Stuttgarter Ballett Stuttgart Opera House Stuttgart, Germany September 28, 2010 by Horst Koegler copyright by Horst Koegler On September 28 the Stuttgart Ballet opened its 50th anniversary season with a triple programme, demonstrating its fantastic stylistic scope. Show More Summary
On the opening of John Neumeier's The Little Mermaid this past Saturday night, San Francisco Ballet received a roaring standing ovation. This response validated the confidence that I had in the delicate purity and rich emotion with which this story is told. It has taken many months of careful... Little Mermaid - John Neumeier - Arts - San Francisco - Dance
The 36th Hamburg Ballet Days highlighted the ballets choreographed originally by Maurice Béjart and John Neumeier for The Tokyo Ballet “Images of Asia by Béjart” (“Bugaku” and “The Kabuki Suite”) and “Flowing Worlds” by John Neumeier...Show More Summary
Ballet Diary No. 4: New York City Ballet: Christopher Wheeldon's Estancia (NYCB's season runs through June 27 at the David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center); American Ballet Theatre: John Neumeier's Lady of the Camellias; Don Quixote;...Show More Summary
Those would be Unrelated Solos, in which Baryshnikov shared a night with dancer-choreographers David Neumann, in his 40s, and Steve Paxton, 71, and Lady of the Camellias, the 1981 John Neumeier production currently enjoying its ABT premiere (or at least I hope it's enjoying it, as I'm not). Show More Summary
Here's a top ten (plus a few!) list of my favorite things about SF Ballet's performances of John Neumeier's The Little Mermaid last week: 1. Working with Hamburg Ballet Artistic Director and Chief Choreographer John Neumeier! 2. Seeing Principal Dancer Yuan Yuan Tan flourish in the lead...
Last week, while preparing to write my weekly column for the New York Times about San Francisco Ballet's production of John Neumeier's The Little Mermaid, I watched a DVD of a recent performance of the work which had been recorded at the Hamburg Ballet last November.The Ballet's press office was kind to let me have access to the recording. Show More Summary
My review for San Francisco Classical Voice: “This is for her,” another critic said to me Saturday during the rapturous standing ovation that greeted the U.S. premiere of John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid at the San Francisco Ballet. My colleague was referring to Yuan Yuan Tan, the Chinese-born, exquisitely delicate ballerina, who for more than two [...]