13-28 september 2022
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage
Phenomenal ballets about war, power and hope
One of the most gripping works in the history of twentieth-century dance is without a doubt Kurt Jooss' anti-war ballet De Groene Tafel (The Green Table). Because Dutch National Ballet always strives to offer a programme that is as relevant as possible, it feels like the right choice to revive this important and, unfortunately, currently so topical choreography now, in this time of war. We have, therefore, chosen to replace the original season opener Celebrate with the programme Shadows. In addition to De Groene Tafel, this programme features a beautiful, hopeful work by Wayne McGregor and a world premiere by Milena Sidorova to Mozart's Symphony No. 25.
Photo: Yugen (Wayne McGregor) (ROH, 2018) | Photo: Andrej Uspenski
Choreography Milena Sidorova
Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Choreography Wayne McGregor
Music Leonard Bernstein
De Groene Tafel
Choreography Kurt Jooss
Music Fritz Alexander Cohen
Dutch Ballet Orchestra and the chorus of Cappella Amsterdam
conducted by Matthew Rowe
De Groene Tafel created in 1932, is a phenomenal and expressive ballet(..) timeless beauty sending shivers down my spine
The first revelation of the evening is Yugen (..) one of the most beautifully achieved dances of McGregor's career.
Very likely the most powerful antiwar statement ever devised for dance (..) The Green Table is an indisputable masterpiece
The choreography, multifaceted, effervescent and elusive is suffused with passion – romantic and religious, secular and biblical – and delivered with an unfussy embrace of the classical language (Yugen)
Dutch Ballet Orchestra
Dutch Ballet Orchestra’s mission is ‘to inspire movement in dance’. Since its inception in 1965, the orchestra has been the proud musical partner of Dutch National Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater. In every performance, the orchestra searches for inspiring synergy between music and dance, in order to give the audience a magical experience.