Episode 138: Lloyd Riggins

Lloyd Riggins, principal dancer and ballet master with the Hamburg Ballet, related the journey of his career from its beginnings in Florida, USA, to Europe and eventually to the Hamburg Ballet, and he observed some differences in training and style between American and European companies. He explained choreographer John Neumeier’s thematic approach to telling the Midsummer Night’s Dream story, and how he used the classical Mendelssohn score to accompany the human characters, while using a contemporary score by Gyorgy Ligety to present the fairyland characters and a street organ for the “rustics”.

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