Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium
New choreographic talent
New creations are the ‘lifeblood’ of every dance company, in the opinion of Ted Brandsen, director of Dutch National Ballet. So since he took the helm in 2003, the company has organised New Moves, an annual event in which dancers of Dutch National Ballet can develop and present their choreographic talents. Due to the corona pandemic, it was not possible to present New Moves in 2020 and in 2021 only a digital edition could take place. We are, therefore, looking forward to a new live edition of this exciting event.
It’s clear from everything this evening that the prospective choreographers, the dancers and the others involved are doing their utmost to get their ideas across the footlights. The works last a few minutes each, creating a tight-knit programme (..) which is bursting with energy.
The pieces ranged from initial ideas to full-fledged works with clear storylines and fluid sequences. They were all performed with great energy and were highly entertaining.
‘I have discovered so much about myself through New Moves’
Dancer/ choreographer Pascal Johnson:
“For me, New Moves is a sacred place, where you can let anything happen and explore your own artistry. Working on my own contributions to New Moves in recent months, I’ve discovered so much about myself,
and about what appeals to me or not. I’m so curious as to what New Moves will bring this season, now we can return from a digital edition
to performing live!”