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Dance review: Hamburg Ballett's U.S. premiere of powerful 'Liliom'

7 months agoArts : Culture Monster

In the contemporary ballet “Liliom” -- based on a 1909 play of the same name, which Rodgers & Hammerstein turned into the musical “Carousel” -- Hamburg Ballett choreographer-director John Neumeier sends the audience home with a surprising hopefulness surrounding the iconic, central couple.

A cinematic approach to Hamburg Ballett's 'Liliom'

7 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Choreographer John Neumeier trades rigid structures for fade-ins, dissolves and more in his production of 'Liliom,' which was inspired by the musical 'Carousel' and Ferenc Molnár's original play. After 16 years in purgatory, a carousel barker takes his granted leave to perform a good deed on Earth. Show More Summary

Ida Praetorius: Danish Ballet Star in the Making

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 [...]

Review: Hamburg Ballet's 'Mermaid' swims murky passages

2 years agoArts : Culture Monster

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.

This isn't the Disney 'The Little Mermaid'

2 years agoArts : Culture Monster

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

Music of Movement in the Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler

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.

John Neumeier's new "Liliom"

3 years agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

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

Hamburg Ballet Premieres: Liliom and Renku

3 years agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

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 [...]

Neumeier choreographs Stravinsky´s “Apollon musagète” and “Orpheus”

3 years agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

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

A Giant Mahlerian Puzzle

3 years agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

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

ABT’s LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS

(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 ?

ABT – Lady of the Camellias – 6/4 mat & eve

3 years agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

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,...

Return of the Prodigal King

3 years agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

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

A Kaleidoscope of Styles

4 years agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

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

Opening Night of The Little Mermaid Went Swimmingly

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

With a Strong Whiff of Japanese Perfume

4 years agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

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

4 years agoArts / Dance : Seeing Things

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

Pathos and bathos: two shows

4 years agoArts / Dance : Foot In Mouth

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

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