John Neumeier – Dona Nobis Pacem

Ballet film recording of "Dona Nobis Pacem" by John Neumeier on 8 and 9 Dec. 2022 at the Hamburger Staatsoper.

"Dona Nobis Pacem" - give us peace. This title is very important to me, even if it might seem naïve, pathetic or even pretentious to some people. I chose the title and the music before 24 February.

Given the rampant irreconcilability in our world, this thought provided an important stimulus to engage with Johann Sebastian Bach's multi-layered composition.

In my 50th season as artistic director, I see this creation as a great opportunity. It would be unimaginable for me to work on a ballet with the B minor Mass with a company other than my own.

Something like this is only possible with a familiar ensemble, which the dancers in my company are in a unique way.

John Neumeier

Foto: Jano Leiermann


Screening dates
Sommer 2023
In production
120 minutes
Myriam Hoyer
Director of Photography
Andreas Rinne (DoP)
Post Production
Till Reinken (Supervisor)
John Neumeier Ballett Hamburg
Kinescope Film
Matthias Greving
Justin Koch (Producer)
Production Manager
Jano Leiermann
Michael von Wolfframsdorff (Recording direction)
nordmedia - Film- und Mediengesellschaft Niedersachsen/Bremen