14 May


Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium

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In the Future

Professionals and amateurs celebrate the future of dance

This season marks the 60th anniversary of Dutch National Ballet. We will be celebrating the occasion with dance groups from all over the Netherlands in the participation project In the Future. The project will showcase a variety of styles: from Indian dance to hiphop, and from modern dance to Lindy Hop.

Professionals and amateurs celebrate the future of dance

During In the Future, eight non-professional dance groups present their own choreography in the styles of world dance, Lindy Hop, fusion, modern, Irish dance and Indian dance. In addition, our own Junior Company is performing the ballet In the Future by Hans van Manen. A festive programme with a huge variety of dance styles and at least one common denominator: a passion for the dance of the future.


Sublime interplay of colours and bodies

Hans van Manen choreographed In the Future in 1986 for Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, to pulsating, jazzy music from the album Music for ‘The Knee Plays’ by David Byrne. The exciting, swinging ballet is just as powerful today as at its premiere. The Junior Company performed it for the first time in 2018. Keso Dekker’s costumes – with green fronts and red backs – play an important role in Van Manen’s sublime interplay of colours and bodies.


In the Future

Choreography  Hans van Manen
Music  David Byrne

Various works

Danced by:
Natya Sudha (Utrecht)
Kilkenny on Tap (Den Haag)
Swingstreet (Amsterdam)
ANZA (Amsterdam)
Beeldend Dans Theater Telder (Arnhem)
Aslan Muziekcentrum (Amsterdam)
ROC Noca College (Haarlem)

Wubkje Kuindersma
Marco Gerris


‘For Dutch National Ballet it is an incredible pleasure to see the high quality and the enormous enthusiasm for dance on a national level’


In the Future (Michiel Schnater)
In the Future (Michiel Schnater)
In the Future (Michiel Schnater)
In the Future (Michiel Schnater)
In the Future (Michiel Schnater)
In the Future (Michiel Schnater)

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De reguliere kaartverkoop voor de voorstellingen van In the Future start op dinsdag 2 november op deze pagina.

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Almost every performance at Dutch National Opera & Ballet is preceded by an introduction, with background information that can deepen your theater visit. The introductions are in Dutch and admission is free by showing a valid ticket.

Time: 45 minutes before the start of each performance
Location: Odeonzaal; entrance between the even and odd cloakrooms

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