Atelier 4

Beethoven Dances © Kiran West
ByAnja Michalke

Atelier 4

Beethoven Dances

Participants work on an excerpt from John Neumeier’s ballet: Beethoven Dances.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the School of the Hamburg Ballet in the year 2018, John Neumeier choreographed 40 dances under the title Beethoven Dances to the music of Ludwig van Beethoven. The choice of the music shows the musical diversity at the turn of the 19th century and that music and dance belonged to the essence of everyday life at that time.
Each level of the school was given the possibility to present their technical and artistic abilities. The focus of the dances is on the individual gifts of the students as well as on the technical level of the class. John Neumeier captures the atmosphere of the music with the individual dancers.
Beethoven Dances is a very special ballet for the students because John Neumeier choreographed the dances specifically for them. In these 40 dances, the students can express their joy and passion by moving to music. The intuitive students’ movements link the music and the dance as at the time of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Teacher: Gigi Hyatt

Feb 21 + 22, 11-12 am, room Fokine

Ballettzentrum Hamburg John Neumeier, Caspar-Voght-Straße 54, 20535 Hamburg

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