Beethoven

Choreographer George Balanchine once said: 'The art of dance would be better off not venturing into Beethoven's world, because it is impossible to choreograph his music.' But with a famous masterpiece and a new creation set to music by Beethoven, Dutch National Ballet proves him false. And with sensational results!

Relations and employees of Houthoff can watch the livestream of the premiere of Beethoven on Tuesday 8 June completely free of chargeGet a preview of this wonderful performance below and click on the link to read more about Beethoven. 

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Beethoven

Young Creatives

Last December, Dutch National Ballet appointed three new Young Creative Associates: Wubkje Kuindersma, Milena Sidorova and Sedrig Verwoert. In recent years, these three young upcoming talents have already choreographed various works for the company and/or the Junior Company, standing out for their great creativity and unique, specific and inspiring style. They are now demonstrating these qualities in Young Creatives with MementoRose and I Feel It Too: three dance films for which they devised the concept as well as creating the choreography. 

Wubkje Kuindersma - Memento (from 20 May)

Wubkje Kuindersma - Memento

Milena Sidorova - Rose (from 21 May)

Milena Sidorova - Rose

Sedrig Verwoert - I Feel It Too (from 22 May)

Sedrig Verwoert - I Feel It Too

METAMORPHOSIS - David Dawson

On 29 April Dutch National Ballet celebrates International Dance Day with the launch of the film recording of David Dawson's newest creation METAMORPHOSIS, a choreographic five-part about "hope and humanity, about finding light in darkness.

METAMORPHOSIS

METAMORPHOSIS

Explore the world behind the scenes

Have you always wanted to know what it's like behind the scenes of Dutch National Opera & Ballet? We take you on a virtual journey of discovery through the theatre. Take a look in our costume atelier, step into the world of hairdressing and make-up and discover what the stage looks like from the wings!

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Online ballet classes

Keep on dancing! Put on some comfortable clothes, turn your kitchen counter into a barre and dance along with our online ballet classes! The ballet classes are given by Ernst Meisner, artistic coordinator of the Junior Company.

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