THE HAMBURG BALLET-JOHN NEUMEIER in Chicago, Costa Mesa and San Francisco with Two World-renowned Ballets: "Nijinsky" and "The Little Mermaid"

Jan 23, 2013, 10:05 ET from Hamburg Marketing GmbH

HAMBURG, Germany, January 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

As part of its jubilee as well as its outstanding international activities, THE HAMBURG BALLET-JOHN NEUMEIER will tour the United States from February, 1 to 19, 2013 with two of its most renowned ballets: "Nijinsky" and "The Little Mermaid", choreographed by American-born John Neumeier, Director and Chief-Choreographer of THE HAMBURG BALLET.

"Having directed the HAMBURG BALLET for nearly 40 years, it is a very special, nostalgic moment for me, as an American, to present two of my most important works in the United States," says John Neumeier, the world's longest director of a ballet company.

Mr. Neumeier has been officially appointed as cultural-ambassador for Hamburg, Germany's second largest city, Northern-Germany's prime maritime location and cultural hub. A city that boasts Europe's longest-standing People's Opera, top-class museums and an exciting creative and music scene. For example, Hamburg is currently developing one of the world's most spectacular, daring architectural projects: the Elbphilharmonie concert house. But not only lovers of classical music find a home here: after all, Hamburg is the place where the Beatles launched their career more than 50 years ago and where the Reeperbahn Festival every year in September celebrates Europe's newcomers in pop music. In short, the city offers a various cultural landscape where THE HAMBURG BALLET-JOHN NEUMEIER plays a vital part. The audiences of the US tour will be presented with Neumeier's ballet masterpieces "Nijinsky" and "The Little Mermaid".

Chicago: Harris-Theater: "Nijinsky" Feb 1 & 2

Costa Mesa (CA): Segerstrom-Centre for the Arts: "The Little Mermaid" Feb 8, 9 & 10

San Francisco: War Memorial Opera House: "Nijinsky" Feb 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 19

John Neumeier is of the great signature choreographers of the twentieth century. He has been artistic director of THE HAMBURG BALLET-JOHN NEUMEIER for forty years and in that time has grown the company into one of international standing with a repertoire envied by many. More information: and


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