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SPRING AND FALL
Choreography by John Neumeier
Production: Victor Hughes
Assistant to the Producer: Tracy Li
Music by Antonin Dvorak
(Serenade for Strings in E Major, Opus 22)
Decor and Costumes by John Neumeier
Lighting after John Neumeier

Several movements of Spring and Fall were created for the Nijinsky Gala XVII and performed for
the first time on April 28, 1991 at the Hamburg State Opera in Hamburg, Germany, danced by
Gigi Hyatt and Manuel Legris with the Hamburg Ballet.
The complete version of Spring and Fall was given its first performance on October 10, 1994 at the Grand Théâtre de Genève in Geneva, Switzerland, with the Ballet of the Grand Théâtre de Genève.
Spring and Fall received its American Ballet Theatre Company premiere at City Center, New York on November 4, 1998.

Le SACRE

Choreography by John Neumeier
Production: Victor Hughes
Assistant to the Producer: Robin van Wyk
Music by Igor Stravinsky
Decor and Costumes by John Neumeier
Lighting after John Neumeier

The original Ballets Russes production of Le Sacre du Printemps, with music by Igor Stravinsky, decor and costumes by Nicolas Roerich and choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky, was presented in Paris in 1913. In the more than 100 years that have passed since the premiere, the music has lost none of its shocking potency or the fascination it exerts on choreographers.
John Neumeier, whose version is titled Le Sacre, has eschewed the original libretto of a pagan Russian rite of spring. Instead, he offers a metaphoric vision of mankind’s wilful predisposition for aggression and self-destruction. In the light of the continuing upheaval and conflict in the world today, this is still a theme of frightening actuality.
The premiere of John Neumeier’s staging of the ballet took place in Frankfurt on 25 November, 1972, and the first time it was performed by the Hamburg Ballet was on 26 June, 1975.

 Both these ballets had their South African premiere on 26 September, 2014
(Photographs: Pat Bromilow-Downing)