The Hamburg Ballet Debut at Joyce Theater

Mar 21, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017 | New York, NY

The German Consulate General  Co-Presents: Hamburg Ballet: Nocturnes Enlarge image Hamburg Ballet: Nocturnes (© Holger Badekow)

For its Joyce debut supported by The Joyce Theater’s 2017 Rudolf Nureyev Prize for New Dance, The Hamburg Ballet will present the New York Premiere of Mr. Neumeier’s Old Friends. A collage of ballets featuring 25 dancers, Old Friends aims to explore the ever-changing nature of relationships by having dancers in constant motion, moving in and out of various pairings. Are they old friends? New Friends? Lovers, past or present? Set to the iconic Simon and Garfunkel song of the same name, as well as the music of Frederic Chopin, this exciting premiere is sure to both thrill and inspire.

Performances of The Joyce Theater’s presentation of Old Friends will take place March 21 – 25 at The Joyce Theater.

The Hamburg Ballet is an internationally acclaimed ballet company based in Hamburg, Germany. John Neumeier has been the Director and Chief Choreographer of the ballet since 1973 and the Ballet Intendant since 1996. His main focus has been on creating innovative, contemporary dance forms to expand and enrich the classical ballet tradition. During his tenure, he has brought global attention to the 60-person company. Now, as one of Germany's major artistic institutions, the Hamburg Ballet has become a cultural ambassador, receiving high praise from audiences and critics from around the world.

Location and time:

The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street
March 21 – 25, 2017
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