Talented young dancers from Dutch National Ballet
The Junior Company is presenting a new programme full of ambition and variety, in which the youngest dance professionals can showcase their enthusiasm and talent to great advantage.
Ballet Bubbles presents the rising stars of the future. Twelve talented international dancers from Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company give a spectacular and varied ballet performance. The programme includes excerpts from the big classics, work by the company’s legendary resident choreographers and no fewer than two world premieres. The first of these premieres displays the master’s touch of artistic coordinator Ernst Meisner. The second, entitled Fuse, is by the extremely young and talented Charlotte Edmonds, trainee choreographer with The Royal Ballet in London.
Specially made video clips link the various elements and offer an inside perspective of the world surrounding the ballets. See the stars of the future!
La Vivandière Pas de six – Arthur Saint-Léon
Ballet 101 – Eric Gauthier
Fuse – Charlotte Edmonds
5 – David Dawson
Kurt Weill – Krzysztof Pastor
Trois Gnossienes – Hans van Manen
No Time Before Time – Ernst Meisner
Besides excerpts from the great ballet classics, the new touring programme by the young company also presents new works. For the young dancers, it is a great challenge both to dance the technically demanding roles from the classical repertoire and to work on new creations by contemporary choreographers.
Special programme in Den Bosch And Eindhoven
Fresas - Juanjo Arques
Dramaturg: Cristina Henriquez Laurent
Ballet Master: Caroline Iura
Music: Scanner (new composition)
Light Design: Wijnand van der Horst
Costumes: Oliver Haller
For the performances in these theatres, another work will be added to the programme Ballet Bubbles. For the 500th anniversary of Jeroen Bosch, the Spanish guest choreographer Juanjo Arqués is creating a ballet, Fresas, inspired by the famous trilogy ‘The Garden of Earthy Delights’. Arqués first saw the painting in the Museo del Prado in Madrid and was immediately fascinated. Fresas will be a ballet for eight to ten dancers and will last around twenty minutes. According to Arqués, it will be about seduction, gender, religion and morality. His work is always energetic, investigative and humorous. It is based on the classical ballet tradition, but he uses a contemporary dance vocabulary in creating light-hearted yet thought-provoking work.
‘A very varied palette (…) The auditorium is filled with the infectious joy of dance. Excellent dancers each and every one...’
Bright young things impress at close quarters.