Episode 139: Yuan Yuan Tan

At The Hamburg Ballet’s request during its run of John Neuemeier’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Principal Dancer Yuan Yuan Tan talks about her experiences working with artistic director Neumeier. Tan, who danced the title role in the U.S. premiere of Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid, discusses her first exposure to Neumeier’s work as a young student; the process of learning, rehearsing, and performing The Little Mermaid; how the role changed her as an artist, and how it prepared her to perform other ballets by this highly theatrical choreographer.

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