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 ING can watch the livestream of the premiere of Beethoven on Tuesday 8 June completely free of charge. Get a preview of this wonderful performance below and click on the link to read more about Beethoven.
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 Memento, Rose and I Feel It Too: three dance films for which they devised the concept as well as creating the choreography.
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!
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.
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.
World Ballet Day 2020
In celebration of World Ballet Day, we streamed a new ballet lesson by Ernst Meisner, artistic coordinator of the Junior Company. With dancers Elisabeth Tonev and Davi Ramos at the barre, accompanied by piano by Rex Lobo. As our most important relationship, you were granted access two days early. Lots of viewing and dancing pleasure!