|Pages||160 (100 images)|
|Dimensions (cm)||25.5 x 19.2 x 2|
John Neumeier is a phenomenon. Ballet master in Hamburg for nearly forty years, he oversees a empire that encompasses a dance company, school, museum, dance collection, and foundation. It’s a position unprecedented in the history of dance — whether in Paris, Copenhagen, St. Petersburg, or even London or New York.
In "John Neumeier - Pictures from a Life" over 120 photos from his personal collection — some never before published— along with his own extensive commentary and an in-depth appreciation by Horst Koegler (a dance legend in his own right) offer a comprehensive insight into the life and personality of this exceptional artist.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, John Neumeier received his first training in his hometown, then went on to study in Copenhagen and at the Royal Ballet School in London. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and theater from Marquette University in Milwaukee, where he also created his first choreographies. In 1963 he was engaged at the Stuttgart Ballet by John Cranko and went on to become a soloist. Six years later Ulrich Erfurt called him to Frankfurt am Main to become the director of the ballet there. He quickly became a sensation, above all for his new interpretations of well-known ballets d'action like The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, and Daphnis and Chloë. He was brought to Hamburg in 1973 by August Everding, and under Neumeier’s direction the Hamburg Ballet has become one of Germany’s leading companies, as well as receiving international recognition. Since 1996 John Neumeier has also been its general director. He has received numerous awards and honors, among them the Nijinsky Prize, presented in 1996 in Monte Carlo by Princess Caroline of Hanover in recognition of his life work, and an Honorary Citizenship of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg in 2007.
‘It is in the studio where he feels at home, where he is his most authentic self. He can be more serious and at the same time more playful and funnier than anyone else’. (Heather Jurgensen)
‘His works have made him one of the most significant choreographers of our day. Every dancer needs an artist like this’. (Beatrice Cordua)
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