For a significant number of them, this country is an important focal point in their development. Individuals with African ancestry have taken root here and can be found in a range of disciplines in society. All these talents and their achievements deserve to be brought to the attention of the widest and most diverse audience possible.

This year, Black Achievement Month is taking place for the seventh time. It is a recognition of the many qualities that can be found in the black community. The wealth of talent and expertise justifies this initiative and is also an ode to diversity and new citizenship. It also contributes to a balanced image of people with African roots. This is an image that is too often determined by what was said and written about persons of African descent in slavery and colonial times.

This programme was made possible in cooperation with the Black Achievement Month foundation, led by John Leerdam.

performances

BLACK
ACHIEVEMENT
MONTH

Perle Noire
Opera
Celebrating Diversity - An evening dedicated to Perle Noire: Meditations for Joséphine
9 October 2022 | 1 performance
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Foyer

She was an exceptionally popular artist, a civil rights activist as well as a heroine of...

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BLACK
ACHIEVEMENT
MONTH

Blue
Opera
Celebrating Diversity – An evening dedicated to the opera Blue
16 October 2022 | 1 performance
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Foyer

Inspired by today's America, Blue is an intimate portrait of a black family in Harlem, New...

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BLACK
ACHIEVEMENT
MONTH

Sebia Plantefève-Castryck
Ballet
Celebrating Diversity – An evening with Dutch National Ballet
23 October 2022 | 1 performance
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Foyer

The third programme presented by Dutch National Opera & Ballet as part of ‘Celebrating...

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Davi Ramos

Davi Ramos

This year, Davi Ramos is an ambassador for the Black Achievement Month. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Davi studied at ballet schools in Brazil and London before being accepted to Dutch National Ballet's Junior Company in 2019. He was promoted to coryphée with Dutch National Ballet as of season 2022/2023.

Photo: Jonathan Hoost

BAM Magazine

A special magazine will be created for Black Achievement Month. As soon as it is ready you can order it here. Please note that the magazine is only available in Dutch.