1:50, incl. 2 intermissions
Three jewels from his extensive oeuvre
On 11 July 2022, the grand master of Dutch dance, Hans van Manen, will turn ninety. Dutch National Ballet is celebrating the occasion lavishly with a Van Manen Festival and with a tour throughout the Netherlands, in which the company will present three gems from Van Manen’s extensive oeuvre.
Three choreographies Hans van Manen
Music: Jean-Yves en Daniel-Lesur
Music: Frank Martin
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven
Musical direction: Dutch Ballet Orchestra under the baton of Jonathan Lo
Dutch Ballet Orchestra’s mission is ‘to inspire the movement in dance’. Since its inception in 1965, the orchestra has been the proud musical partner of Dutch National Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater. In every performance, the orchestra searches for inspiring synergy between music and dance, in order to give the audience a magical experience. Dutch Ballet Orchestra is the leading orchestra for dance in the Netherlands. The orchestra accompanies performances ranging from traditional ballet to modern dance, alongside its activities in music education and talent development.
‘Then, he suddenly does a little salsa dance’
Soloist Floor Eimers:
“When Hans van Manen comes into the studio, there is immediately energy. Everyone’s affected by his charisma, as well as his humour. For example, he suddenly does a little salsa dance in between. He may be 90, but he’s still so sprightly and knows exactly what he wants. You also see
that he still knows his ballets down to the last detail. It’s always, ‘You have to do this here, and that there’. And if we get stuck somewhere, he always finds a solution.”