Final Pas De Deux By Sue Jin Kang And Marijn Rademaker Of Stuttgart Ballet

Stuttgart Ballet was the originating company for John Neumeier’s ballet in 1976. See post below for the tragic love story.

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The Storyline Of John Neumeier’s Ballet “Lady Of The Camelias”



(Above: The Stuttgart Staatstheater where “Lady Of The Camellias” was first performed in 1978)

Talented Italian ballet writer Silvia Poletti has written often on John Neumeier and his ballets.

She wrote this excellent synopsis for Playbill, emphasizing how faithful the ballet is to Alexander Dumas’s book. Opening paras:

Since its first appearance, Dumas’ doomed courtesan who sacrifices herself for love has become a romantic archetype, the beautiful, heartbreaking center of countless versions.

Yet in 1978 when Marçia Haydée asked John Neumeier for a new full evening creation that would fit into Stuttgart Ballet’s repertoire, neither she nor the choreographer at first envisioned telling Marguerite’s tale. Under legendary choreographer John Cranko, the Stuttgart Ballet had developed a strong theatrical identity. Upon Cranko’s death, Haydée took the helm, hoping to continue in his tradition.

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Hamburg Ballet’s John Neumeier, Much Praised Creator Of “Lady of The Camellias”

Videos of John Neumeier’s extensive choreography here and here and this article is a must-read








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The 2nd Movement Of Chopin’s 2nd Piano Concerto With Margarita Shevchenko

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Hamburg: The Tough Maritime City Where John Neumeier’s Ballet Company Rules








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Hamburg: The Hamburg Staatsopera -The Performance Home Of Hamburg Ballet










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Missing This, Perhaps?  Yundi Li Plays Chopin Nocturne Opus 9 No 2

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Hamburg: John Neumeier’s Balletzentrum - Hamburg Ballet’s Studios And School








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More About “Lady Of The Camellias” And John Neumeier And The Hamburg Ballet


 

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