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Interview with John Neumeier

Interview with John Neumeier

Meet John Neumeier, the choreographer of San Francisco Ballet's The Little Mermaid, and learn how he takes lighting and costumes into consideration when creating new works. The Little Mermaid from San Francisco Ballet airs on Great Performances Friday, December 16, 2011 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.
Clip Length 04:15 Premiere: 12.15.11

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Great Performances brings the best in the performing arts from across America and around the world to a US television audience. It presents a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries.

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Pull the curtain back on some of Broadway's most popular shows, including "Aladdin," "The Phantom of the Opera," "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical," "Wicked" and more, revealing how the New York theater industry turned the lights back on after its longest hiatus in history.

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Reopening - The Broadway Revival

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From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2022

  • Thursday January 6, 2022 4:00 am ET on KET
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Season Episodes

Great Performances – Reopening: The Broadway Revival

S49 E16 Length 54:00 Premiere Date 1.18.22

From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2022

S49 E15 Length 1:27:37 Premiere Date 1.1.22

Great Performances: Unforgettable With Love - Natalie Cole

S49 E12 Length 1:14:18 Premiere Date 11.27.21


S49 E10 Length 1:16:45 Premiere Date 11.26.21

Great Performances: San Francisco Symphony Reopening Night

S49 E9 Length 1:22:25 Premiere Date 11.19.21

Great Performances: A John Williams Premiere at Tanglewood

S49 E8 Length 1:24:55 Premiere Date 11.12.21

Now Hear This: Beethoven's Ghost

S49 E6 Length 54:25 Premiere Date 10.29.21

The Red Shoes

S49 E3 Length 1:37:53 Premiere Date 9.17.21

Yannick – An Artist’s Journey

S49 E1 Length 1:49:42 Premiere Date 9.3.21

In Memoriam: Diahann Carroll

Clip Length 01:07 Premiere Date 10.4.19

Broadway's Best 2019

Preview Length 00:26 Premiere Date 11.1.19

Improvisations, Movement #3

Clip Length 04:26 Premiere Date 3.23.10

A Ballet in Sneakers: Jerome Robbins and Opus Jazz

Clip Length 09:48 Premiere Date 4.13.10

Interview with Patrick Stewart

Clip Length 03:16 Premiere Date 4.14.10

Harry Connick, Jr. About being on Great Performances

Clip Length 01:30 Premiere Date 2.24.11

Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 10.27.11

Miami City Ballet's Edward Villella

Clip Length 06:47 Premiere Date 10.27.11

PBS Arts from New York: Andrea Bocelli Live in Central...

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 12.2.11

Interview with The Sea Witch

Clip Length 03:14 Premiere Date 12.15.11

Interview with The Poet

Clip Length 03:43 Premiere Date 12.15.11

Interview with John Neumeier

Clip Length 04:15 Premiere Date 12.15.11

Interview with The Princess

Clip Length 03:08 Premiere Date 12.15.11

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