Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium

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2:00 incl. 1 intermission


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Made in Amsterdam

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. We cherish and celebrate this reputation with the Made in Amsterdam programme, in which we present two premiere ballets by leading choreographers as well as two revivals of famous masterpieces. Every single one of them is a product of Amsterdam.

New creations by leading choreographers

In this reworked version of Made in Amsterdam, which unfortunately cannot take place in its original form in April due to the current situation regarding the coronavirus, the latest works by Wubkje Kuindersma and Sedrig Verwoert are premiered. Both young choreographers have been working with Dutch National Ballet as 'Young Creative Associates' since the beginning of 2021. In recent years, Kuindersma has created several striking works for both Dutch National Ballet and the Junior Company, including her duet Two and Only, which has received a great deal of international praise. Now, with Anatomy of Light, she is creating a new piece for ten dancers, on music by Jacob ter Veldhuis.


Present-day reality and identity

Do All Dogs Go To Heaven? is a new work by Sedrig Verwoert on today's world, in which themes such as virtual reality and identity are extremely relevant. What is the meaning of reality and identity in today's world? How humane is everything today? How are we connected? And how do we (as individuals) transform ourselves in this process? In this new choreography, this transformation is visualised with a focus on the body. As such, it is also a search for the boundaries of classical ballet art. Together with artists Bart Hess (costumes) and Nick Verstand (lighting and set design), this theme is given visual form. The music is written by the American composer Julius Eastman, a black, gay artist who strived to fulfil these roles to the fullest.


Duet for the royal dance couple

Alongside the premiere ballets by two young choreographers, we also present the masterpiece Voorbij Gegaan by renowned choreographer Rudi van Dantzig. Few have left such a mark on the Dutch ballet scene as Van Dantzig. Voorbij Gegaan was created in 1979 for The Netherlands’ most famous dance couple Alexandra Radius and Han Ebbelaar. In honour of their 20th anniversary as dancers, he choreographed this classic pas-de-deux to etudes by composer and pianist Frédéric Chopin.


A reprise of an acclaimed masterpiece

During Made in Amsterdam, we also present an important masterpiece by one of The Netherlands' greatest choreographers: Toer van Schayk's 7th Symphony. A musical ballet full of life force, dynamics, and vitality to the music with the same title by Ludwig van Beethoven. In September, this acclaimed work from 1986 was performed by a new generation of dancers during the season opener TOER and once again received a great deal of praise. “The best performance ever”, according to De Volkskrant and Trouw.


Anatomy of Light

Concept and choreography  Wubkje Kuindersma

Music  Jacob ter Veldhuis

Lighting design  Tom Visser
Costume and set design  Tatyana van Walsum
Musical advice  Jan Pieter Koch


Do All Dogs Go To Heaven?

Choreography  Sedrig Verwoert

Music  Julius Eastman

Assistant choreography  Reina Trifunovic
Costume design  Bart Hess
Lighting and set design  Nick Verstand


Voorbij Gegaan

Choreography  Rudi van Dantzig

Music  Frédéric Chopin


7th Symphony

Choreography  Toer van Schayk

Music  Ludwig van Beethoven


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 Made in Amsterdam!

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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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