John Neumeier assumed the position of Ballet Director and Chief Choreographer at the revered Hamburg Ballet in 1973. He has created more than 150 ballets, in which he has continually focused on the preservation of ballet tradition, while giving his works a modern dramatic framework – his prince in The Sleeping Beauty wears jeans! For its Joyce debut, the company performs the New York premiere of Old Friends, a full length collage of ballets exploring the ever-changing nature of human relationships, appropriately set to the Simon and Garfunkel song of the same name and featuring the music of Frédéric Chopin as well.
Curtain Chat: Wed, Mar 22
Hamburg Ballet is the recipient of The Joyce Theater’s 2017 Rudolf Nureyev Prize for New Dance. Underwriting support for The Joyce’s presentation of Hamburg Ballet provided by Howard S. Paley. Support for The Joyce’s presentation of German programming provided by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany. Support for The Joyce’s presentation of international dance provided by the R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance.