Dates

3-23 April

Location

Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium

Running time

t.b.a.

Tickets

From €15

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. 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.

New creations by leading choreographers

The first world premiere is by the internationally leading choreographer David Dawson. Dawson’s link to Dutch National Ballet was forged over 25 years ago, when he joined our company as a dancer. Soon after that, he emerged as one of the most interesting and innovative choreographers of his generation. His recent successes in Amsterdam include his beautifully delicate and melancholic dance film METAMORPHOSIS and revolutionary The Four Seasons.

 

Proven talent

Made in Amsterdam also includes world premieres by Juanjo Arqués and Wubkje Kuindersma, two young makers who have already given plenty of proof of their talent, and a new creation by the rising star Sedrig Verwoert. Like Dawson, Arqués started his career as a choreographer with Dutch National Ballet, and now creates work for leading companies abroad. Since the beginning of 2021, Kuindersma and Verwoert have held the position of Young Creative Associates of Dutch National Ballet. In recent years, Kuindersma has created several striking works for both Dutch National Ballet and the Junior Company, including the duet Two and Only, which has received wide international acclaim.

 

Nomination for the ‘Zwaan’ award

The collaboration between Sedrig Verwoert and Dutch National Ballet is a more recent one. In the three works he has already created for our company, Verwoert demonstrates a very personal, socially relevant style. His duet They/Them, created with fellow dancer and choreographer Christian Yav, received a nomination for the ‘Zwaan’ award for Most Impressive Dance Production.

Credits

New works

David Dawson, Juanjo Arqués, Wubkje Kuindersma en Sedrig Verwoert

Musical accompaniment  Dutch National Ballet Orchestra conducted by Matthew Rowe

Makers

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James Stout

‘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

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.

Dutch National Ballet Orchestra

Dutch Ballet Orchestra, with Matthew Rowe as principal conductor, consists of a regular core of 45 musicians, supported where necessary by highly qualified guest performers. This gives the orchestra its unique character: flexible, dynamic and high-quality.

More about Dutch National Ballet Orchestra

Introduction

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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