Films during the Lera Auerbach Festival

Lera Auerbach composed music for two ballet films by choreographer John Neumeier. During the Lera Auerbach Festival we will screen these films in SWING in Amare. Tickets cost €5 and will go on sale soon. Keep an eye on this site for more information.

The Little Mermaid
October 18 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM SWING
October 22 4:45 PM – 7:15 PM SWING
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Choreographer John Neumeier shows us a refined interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Little Mermaid (1836). He delves into deeper themes such as conflicting love and loss. A visually stunning ballet, this contemporary production features striking costumes and sets – inspired in part by traditional Japanese theatre. John Neumeier interweaves elements from Anderson’s biography in his choreography. The writer himself plays a role in the ballet. The feelings of the little mermaid and her tragic fate become a reflection of Andersson’s own longing. They are one – creator and creation. It is the writer’s love for his ‘little mermaid‘ that gives her a soul and makes her immortal, as she in turn immortalizes him. Lera Auerbach composed the music for Neumeier’s story.

John Neumeier – choreography
Lera Auerbach – composition
San Francisco Ballet & Orchestra
Marin West – conductor

Read the story of Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid here or take a look behind the scenes.

October 21 10.00 – 12.30 SWING
October 22 12.30 – 15.10 SWING
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In the choreography of John Neumeier’s ballet Tatiana, the story of a young girl who grew up in the Russian countryside comes to life. She experiences her first great love and we become witnesses to her dream, desire, memory, premonition and the inevitable reality. Tatiana’s story is based on Pushkin’s Jevgeni Onegin. After a previous collaboration with Lera Auerbach, John Neumeier asked Auerbach to compose the music again.

John Neumeier – choreography
Performed by Hamburg Ballet
Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg
Simon Hewett – conductor
Lera Auerbach – composition

Curious? Find out more here.

Lera Auerbach Festival
From October 15 to 22 we organize the Lera Auerbach Festival in Amare, the Nieuwe Kerk and Korzo. We have a week long programme to introduce you to the work of this versatile artist. View the complete programme here.

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