14 Oct - 7 Nov
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium
2:10, incl. 1 intermission
From € 22
The iconic dancer and spy
The impressive and compelling Mata Hari is one Dutch National Ballet’s recent hit productions. To create this work, director and choreographer Ted Brandsen, along with a prominent artistic team, delved into the turbulent life of the Dutch dancer and spy Mata Hari. Like a ‘Lady Gaga of her time’, the eccentric woman from Friesland kept reinventing herself.
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Choreography Ted Brandsen
Music Tarik O’Regan
Musical accompaniment Dutch National Ballet Orchestra conducted by Matthew Rowe
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‘I am so grateful to be able to dance this role’
Principal dancer Anna Tsygankova:
“Mata Hari was an enchanting woman, who lived according to her own rules. I’m so grateful to be able to dance this role at this moment in my life. I, too, have had some difficult times and I know how richly varied life is. I can draw onthis experience to interpret my role. Very intuitively, I try to ‘see’ how Mata Hari would behave or feel in certain situations.”
The libretto is very strong, the costumes are a feast for the eyes, the choreography is simply beautiful and the musical composition supports Mata Hari’s emotional journey through life.
Ted Brandsen masterfully turns his ballet into a story which not only shows the most important events in Mata Hari’s life but also puts emphasis on Mata Hari as a person. It is not just a biography but an emotional journey of great depth with character development.
Eternal fame for Mata Hari.
Dutch 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.