25 Jan-15 Feb 2023
Tour, The Netherlands
1:40, incl. 1 interval
A mix of modern and classical ballet
Since its foundation in 2013, Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company has secured a remarkable place in the international dance world. This season, the company is going on another tour of the Dutch theatres, presenting an extremely varied programme that includes world premieres by Wubkje Kuindersma, Joshua Junker and Sedrig Verwoert, alongside a wellknown classic - the 'Pas de quatre' from The Sleeping Beauty - and Blink, a contemporary work full of energy and emotions by Juanjo Arqués.
Photo: Marta Syrko
Pas de quatre - The Sleeping Beauty
Choreography Sir Peter Wright
Music Pjotr Iljitsj Tsjaikovski
Promise (world premiere)
Choreography Sedrig Verwoert
Music Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders and The London Symphony Orchestra
Choreography Juanjo Arqués
Music Max Richter
nosotros (world premiere)
Choreography Wubkje Kuindersma
Music Johann Sebastian Bach
Remembrance (world premiere)
Choreography Joshua Junker
Music Hidden Orchestra, Balmorhea
Eager, talented young dancers are the attraction of 'Ballet Bubbles' ... In the performance 'Ballet Bubbles', members of the Junior Company get to showcase their skills. With his organic style and subtle hip-hop elements, Joshua Junker delivers the surprise of the evening.
French-Egyptian dancer Luca Abdel-Nour steals the show in the compilation programme 'Ballet Bubbles' ... Young Dutch choreographer Joshua Junker also proves to be a surprise, with his energetic, hip piece Remembrance.
Kuindersma allows [in nosotros, ed.] young dancers to come together as one breathing organism and tear open the skies ... The most memorable performance is the premiere Remembrance by the very young choreographer Joshua Junker (24). His premise, "the career of humanity" ...
Beautiful young talents with personality ... For five ballets, the enthusiastic Junior Company (JC) of Dutch National Ballet knows how to entertain its audience superbly. ... [Remembrance] A dynamic finale to a very successful evening by a company with wonderful dancers in development, personalities sometimes already.
Junior Company dancer Luca Abdel-Nour (19) is going to be a great dancer ... You cannot get around his [Joshua Junker, ed.] theme: how to reconnect with our bodies, the base of our existence, in our fast-paced technological society. Relevant and entertaining; the youngsters know how to do that.