Hamburg Ballet Tickets
The Hamburg Ballet is a dance company based in Hamburg, Germany. It is also an opera house and runs as a state entity. It first came into existence in 1973. The person responsible for its creation was John Neumeier, an American choreographer and dancer. He continues to be the director to this date. Under him, the company has evolved from being just a dance studio to a school of ballet as well. It is amongst Germany’s most reputable institutions, where getting in is rather tough and competitive. So when you are out to buy Hamburg Ballet tickets , you can be assured that the program you are going to see will be of the highest quality. This coming season, the program being performed will be one of Neumeier’s own creation, “Preludes CV”
When the piece was fist premiered, it was immediately considered as the choreographer’s most personal work to date. As the name would suggest, the ballet is more or less the director’s resume; an amalgamation of the time he spent with Hamburg. The music has been provided by the equally talented Lera Auerbach, a Russian-American who stood by Neumeier through most of his works. Additionally, some of his most memorable dancers make up the characters of this very special ballet. While separately, each moment that he has chosen to recreate might seem unrelated to the next, somehow, he has managed to make every situation flow flawlessly into another. The show is thus a celebration of his best works and his finest dancers and the memories that they have created together. It is similar to a "greatest hits" record, where fans of his have been given a chance to take a moment and see how his work has evolved over the years.
Something that has intrigued critics around the world is how the characters, which are on the surface simply figments of Neumeier’s imagination, have so much depth and complexity. The characters have a reputation of being enigmatic while simultaneously maintaining an aura of mystery and intrigue to keep the audience engaged. At the same time, people who watch the ballets can make sense of the characters’ motives, and relate them onto their own lives. That is what makes them so real and what makes Neumeier such a credible creative artist.
The director is now nearing a 40 year mark of working for the ballet and polishing it into becoming what it is today. This "greatest hits" piece is thus a celebration of this anniversary and Hamburg tickets will be available well into the summer. He himself has named this season as the "Jubilee Period", one where he will reflect onto his earlier works and then think of what direction to take the ballet in. Regarding "Preludes CV", he has said that he would like this program to be a read through, just so people are able to see how far the ballet has come. It has never managed to change what it is all about, yet they have always reached towards new avenues. Their repertoire is diverse and they have been fortunate to have partnered with other famous companies, such as the "Les Ballets Monte Carlo" and the "Bavarian State Ballet".
In all their nostalgia, the ballet has not neglected moving forwards and innovating. Thus for their ballet school, they have put together a new management that will create the educational agenda. Gigi Hyatt has taken over as "Ballet School of the Hamburg Ballet’s" deputy director. She had already been working for the company as a ballet teacher before the announcement of her taking the chair was made. Up until 1997, she had been the principle ballerina for Hamburg. She left for Atlanta, Georgia in USA to work as the artistic director where she gained management skills. She held the office there till 2004 before returning to Germany. At Hamburg today, she is next only to Neumeier and the Chief Choreographer. She had always been the most preferred candidate to take over the teaching responsibilities and the curriculum of their school. The management was delighted that she decided to return to her home ballet and were only too willing to use the experience that she had gained whilst working in the States.
To anyone who has been following Neumeier’s work for a long time, this season will be a treat. Other audiences will be reinforced as to why Hamburg has become one of the best ballet institutes of Germany.