Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium
Tribute to the grandmaster of Dutch ballet
In 2007, the Hans van Manen Festival, organised by Dutch National Ballet for the occasion of Van Manen’s seventy-fifth birthday, was the highlight of the theatre season. This summer, Van Manen will turn ninety, and once again the international dance world is coming together to pay homage to the grand master of Dutch ballet.
This year, a total of eight dance companies and ensembles are taking part in the festival:
4 unique programmes with 19 groundbreaking pieces
Louis Andriessen, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Benjamin Britten, David Byrne, Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur, Henryk Mikolaj Górecki, Joseph Haydn, Guy Klucevsek & Alan Bern, Frank Martin, Carlos Micháns, Frederic Mompou, Arvo Pärt, Astor Piazzolla, Robert Schumann, Erkki- Sven Tüür, Peteris Vasks, Jacob ter Veldhuis and Heitor Villa-Lobos
Dutch National Ballet Orchestra conducted by Matthew Rowe and Jonathan Lo
Carel Kraayenhof Ensemble
Hans van Manen turns 90
On 11 July 2022, Hans van Manen, the grandmaster of Dutch dance and resident choreographer of Dutch National Ballet, will turn ninety.
During the Hans van Manen festival, various choreographies will be performed by different dance companies and ensembles. Click on the link below for an overview of all programmes and on which days each programme is performed.
Free programme booklet
Click on the link below and receive the free online programme booklet before the premiere. The booklet contains beautiful images and everything you need to know about Hans van Manen Festival!
Almost every performance at Dutch National Opera & Ballet is preceded by an introduction, with background information that can deepen your theatre visit. The introductions are in Dutch and admission is free by showing a valid ticket.
Introduction Hans van Manen Festival by: Lin van Ellinckhuijsen (8, 15, 16, 22, 26, 28 & 29 June) and Jacq. Algra (10, 11, 17, 19, 23 & 24 June)
Time: 45 minutes before the start of each performance
Location: Odeonzaal; entrance between the even and odd cloakrooms
Dutch National Ballet Orchestra
conducted by Matthew Rowe and Jonathan Lo
Since its inception in 1965, the orchestra has been proud to accompany its partners, Dutch National Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater. The working method is unique in the Netherlands.