Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium
New creations by leading choreographers
The New York Times listed Dutch National Ballet as one of the five companies in the world making an important contribution to the future of ballet, through continually presenting new creations. Naturally, this is a reputation we cherish, so this season we are once again presenting a programme of premiere ballets that have all been created in Amsterdam.
David Dawson, Juanjo Arqués, Wubkje Kuindersma en Sedrig Verwoert
Musical accompaniment Dutch National Ballet Orchestra conducted by Matthew Rowe
‘David pushes ballet technique to new extremes’
Eerste solist James Stout:
“Working with David Dawson has had a strong influence on my dancing career and my development as a person. David pushes ballet technique to new extremes. Whereas usually you aim for a certain standard, with him you’re always striving for something totally new. In his work, every turn and every arabesque has something unexpected. It’s never enough for David. When you think you’ve really reached your limit, he pushes you even further – physically and mentally.””
Dutch National Ballet Orchestra
conducted by Matthew Rowe
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.
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