This season, John Neumeier's first full-length ballet with music by Ludwig van Beethoven celebrates its premiere on the stage of the Hamburg State Opera. When approaching the universe of Beethoven's music, John Neumeier was especially inspired by the composer's piano oeuvre. Back in April, when the School of the Hamburg Ballet celebrated its 40th anniversary, John Neumeier created "Beethoven Dances" - his first choreography with music by Beethoven.
Mainly based on the "Eroica Variations" and Symphony No. 3, John Neumeier describes his idea of the Beethoven Project as follows: "Originally a working title, 'Beethoven Project' became the suitable expression of my choreographic approach to the composer. There is no clearly relatable story. Rather than a clear plot, the ballet combines fragments of music as well as suggestions of emotional situations from Beethoven's biography. 'Beethoven Project' is a form of symphonic ballet shaped by the inspiration of Beethoven's music and my subjective choreographic response."
2 hours 24 minutes with one intermission
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3 October, Monday
19:30 Formula Kino na Polezhaevskoy
Language: english, russian subtitles
7 October, Friday
19:30 Formula Kino CDM
Language: no, russian subtitles