Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler – Hamburg Ballet

Dates:  2/19/2014 - 2/20/2014

Location:  Harris Theater

 

harris Hamburg-Web-Banner-copyThird Symphony of Gustav Mahler premiered in June of 1975 and since that time, has become one of John Neumeier’s most important and defining works.  The ballet is in the repertory at the Paris Opéra Ballet and the Royal Swedish Ballet.  Inspired by his great love of Mahler’s music, Neumeier created a timeless ballet to express all the emotions and feelings that the Third Symphony’s score evokes in its listeners.  Neumeier describes the ballet this way: “The theme of my ballet is the music of Gustav Mahler.  I have translated the feelings experienced and images suggested while hearing his Third Symphony into movement, into pure dance situations and into human relationships.”  In addition to the choreography, Neumeier also designed the costumes and lighting concept for the ballet.