Dutch National Ballet presents

Ballet bubbles

This show was to been seen in February 2016

Talented young dancers from Dutch National Ballet

Duration 2:00

Breaks 1

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.

In short

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!

Watch the trailer of Ballet Bubbles here.
Hard work for the Junior Company to prepare for Ballet Bubbles.
No Time Before Time - Ernst Meisner
Trois Gnossiennes - Hans van Manen
Kurt Weill: Wie lange noch? - Krzysztof Pastor
Kurt Weill: Silbersee - Krzysztof Pastor
5 - David Dawson
Fuse - Charlotte Edmonds
Fuse - Charlotte Edmonds
La Vivandière - Fanny Cerrito


La Vivandière Pas de six – Arthur Saint-Léon

Ballet 101 – Eric Gauthier

Fuse – Charlotte Edmonds

– 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.


This performance is supported by:

    Thu 12 Feb Telegraaf *** (Februari 9, 2015)

    ‘A very varied palette (…) The auditorium is filled with the infectious joy of dance. Excellent dancers each and every one...’

    Fri 18 Sep The Art Desk - Junior Company tournee 2015

    Bright young things impress at close quarters.