June 29 to July 4, 2016

From June 29th to July 4th, six NBS students will join students from the six of the seven other international schools permitted to perform Yondering in Hamburg, Germany. This gathering will culminate in a July 4th gala celebration of Yondering’s 20th anniversary on the stage of the Hamburg Opera House. The other schools involved are the Hamburg Ballet School, Paris Opera Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School, Houston Ballet Academy, and the Dutch National Ballet School. While Yondering is usually performed to the recorded version of Thomas Hampson singing Stephen Foster’s score, in this instance Hampson will be present; and will perform the songs live, accompanied by the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra. In addition, each school also has been asked to perform repertoire reflective of their cultural/artistic priorities. NBS will present an excerpt from NBS alumnus (and Stuttgart Ballet Resident Choreographer) Demis Volpi’s Chalkboard Memories.