Kyoto Laureate Symposium

University of San Diego is proud to host the Annual Kyoto Prize Symposium featuring the Arts and Philosophy Kyoto Prize Laureate.

Featuring the 2015 Arts and Philosophy Kyoto Prize Laureate

Mr. John Neumeier
The American-born master choreographer of Germany's Hamburg Ballet

Thursday, March 17, 2016
10:30 a.m. – noon
Shiley Theatre, Camino Hall
University of San Diego

Free Admission


(Attention: a special performance has just been added later in the day. See below for details and to register.)

*** Special Performance Just Added ***

"Shakespeare Danced"
Vignettes by four of Hamburg Ballet's principal dancers

Thursday, March 17, 2016
2:15 - 3:45 p.m.
Shiley Theatre, Camino Hall
University of San Diego

Free Admission

General Admission is first come, first served. Space is limited. RSVP required.


John Neumeier

John Neumeier is a world-leading choreographer who specializes in applying traditional ballet technique and vocabulary to maximize the potential for bodily expression and capture the details of human psychology. He has gradually combined the essence of two genres, dramatic ballet and abstract ballet, thereby raising the art to a new level.

Ballets choreographed by Mr. Neumeier depict complex human psychology in the most sophisticated manner. He has never been content to merely absorb the classical traditions, but draws from traditional ballet techniques to establish his own unique art.

During his Kyoto Prize Symposium presentation, Mr. Neumeier will enlighten the audience with commentary and beautiful performances by four of his most extraordinary dancers.

Shakespeare Danced

"I propose to define the art of dance as the living shape of emotion."

Mr. John Neumeier © Photo by Holger Badekow

Kyoto Prize Laureate John Neumeier has added an additional program featuring four highly acclaimed principal dancers from Germany’s Hamburg Ballet. Under Neumeier’s direction, the dancers, Car sten Jung (Germany), Hèléne Bouchet (France), Edvin Revazo (Russia), and Anna Laudere (Latvia) will perform vignettes from Shakespeare's HamletOthello and A Midsummer Night's Dream. 

Contact Information

Kyoto Prize Symposium
Degheri Alumni Center 103
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4681
Fax: (619) 849-8315