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  • Stiftung John Neumeier
    Weber Braun Stiftungsvorstand Prof John Neumeier Elke Weber Braun Kurator Leiter der Sammlungen Dr Hans Michael Schäfer hm schaefer johnneumeier org Redaktion Prof John Neumeier Dr Hans Michael Schäfer Gestaltung und Betreuung Jean Jacques Defago jjdefago gmx com Haftungsfragen Die Stiftung John Neumeier ist stets bemüht für sämtliche Internet Nutzer korrekte und vollständige Informationen bereitzustellen Sie kann jedoch keine Gewähr für deren Aktualität Korrektheit und Vollständigkeit übernehmen Die Stiftung John

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  • Foundation John Neumeier
    Taglioni Fanny Cerrito and others include memorabilia programmes archived primary and secondary sources and manuscripts For example the Fanny Elssler collection includes lithographs some even hand coloured bronze sculptures porcelain figures oil paintings and even the original pair of ballet shoes she wore for a performance of Giselle in Hamburg in 1843 The period spanning classical academic dance up to the time of the Ballets Russes was characterised by the highly developed Russian ballet technique This period is also reflected in the collection s treasures covering a spectrum of various schools and companies as well as important figures of the time including Marius and Marie Petipa Olga Preobrajenska Mathilde Kschessinska as well as dancers particularly Soviets such as Galina Ulanova who became figureheads of this technique The collection includes not only artistic pieces and photographs but also personal documents such as diaries and working papers Serge Diaghilev s Ballets Russes It has hard to imagine what the atmosphere was like during the days when the Ballets Russes under their director and impresario Serge Diaghilev took Paris by storm The newly reopened Théâtre du Châtelet was the setting for some quite incredible scenes The Russian dancers almost unbelievable technique amazed and delighted the audience who quickly found their favourites among the company and celebrated them exuberantly One young dancer in particular caught the audience s eye a dancer whose jumps were almost hypnotising in their power and beauty Vaslav Nijinsky The Ballets Russes first season in Paris went down in the history books of dance setting new benchmarks both in terms of aesthetics and execution and culminating in Diaghilev s desire to fuse different art forms This desire led to the birth of a Gesamtkunstwerk a work of art encompassing all the different forms of art the roots of which reached far back into historical Russian traditions but yet also had a cosmopolitan flair that prompted a euphoric following in both America and Europe In short Diaghilev created a success story without which contemporary ballet would be unthinkable a shift into modern times that significantly informs our understanding of tradition and history today All the noteworthy figures of that era up until the late stages of the Ballets Russes are represented within the collection from Serge de Diaghilev to Anna Pavlova and Tamara Karsavina Michel Fokine and Léonide Massine Their world can be discovered within thousands of works of art photographs print materials and other documents that characterise and record this unique period of dance history Vaslav Nijinsky The various collections that focus on the dancer choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky clearly illustrate the language of form and colours that characterised the Ballets Russes and its own body of choreographic work Numerous pieces from sculptures to drawings to photographs exemplify the different phases and stages of Nijinsky s life and work both as a dancer and a choreographer Autographs and personal documents stored in the archive as well as the inventory of the library allow us glimpses into his youth his career his

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  • Stiftung John Neumeier
    The Hamburg Ballet became one of the leading ballet companies on the German dance scene and soon received international recognition As a choreographer Mr Neumeier has continually focused on the preservation of ballet tradition while giving his works a modern dramatic framework His ballets range from new versions of full length story ballets to musicals and to his symphonic ballets especially those based on Gustav Mahler s compositions as well as his choreographies to sacred music His latest creations for The Hamburg Ballet Christmas Oratorio I VI in 2013 Tatiana in 2014 Peer Gynt and Duse in 2015 In 1975 Neumeier conceived the Hamburg Ballet Festival as a climax and end to each season In 1978 he founded The School of The Hamburg Ballet In 1989 the school together with the company moved into its own Ballettzentrum ballet center provided by the city of Hamburg Its facilities include nine studios and a boarding school for over 30 students Today more than 80 of the company s dancers are graduates from the school Neumeier has worked as guest choreographer with many companies including The Royal Ballet in London The Vienna Munich and Dresden State Operas The Stuttgart Ballet for which he has created several works The Royal Danish Ballet The Ballet of the Paris Opera The Tokyo Ballet American Ballet Theatre in New York The National Ballet of Canada The Ballet of the Mariinsky Theater Moscow Bolshoi and Stanislavsky Ballet and San Francisco Ballet among others Mr Neumeier holds the Dance Magazine Award 1983 Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and French Order of Arts and Letters and the Legion of Honour In 2006 he was awarded the prestigious Nijinsky Award for Lifetime Achievement He received the Herbert von Karajan Musikpreis in 2007 and the Deutscher Jubiläums Tanzpreis

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