27 Februari until 5 March
Via two livestreams and two repetations at the end of February and the start of March, Dutch National Ballet presents six jewels from the rich and varied oeuvre of the Netherlands' most famous choreographer: Hans van Manen. In Hans van Manen Variations, two different casts of dancers will perform both globally performed 'evergreens' and more recent creations by the master choreographer, which may still be unknown to many.
Choreographic treasure chest
Hans van Manen's work occupies a very important place in Dutch National Ballet's repertoire. Van Manen has created more than thirty ballets especially for our company, but we have also added a large number of the works he created elsewhere to our repertoire. Together, these works form a choreographic treasure chest of which we are extremely proud and from which we can keep drawing. We will be doing this again at the end of February, with two live streams of Hans van Manen Variations, a multifaceted programme that provides you with the opportunity to become (re-)acquainted with no fewer than six jewels from this treasure chest.
One of the most internationally danced Van Manen ballets is undoubtedly Adagio Hammerklavier. In Hans van Manen Variations, this 'twentieth-century dance art classic' is combined with four iconic works from Van Manen's famous series of 'ballets for two'. The programme concludes with Variations for two couples, which he created early in 2012 to celebrate Dutch National Ballet's 50th anniversary and which was awarded the 'Oscar of dance'.