Dutch National Ballet
This year, Dutch National Ballet celebrates its 60th anniversary. On this page you can find an overview of all productions by Dutch National Ballet for the upcoming season 2021/2022. From now on you can order tickets for all performances from Sep to Dec. The productions from January to June go on sale on 2 November from 12.00 noon.
Toer van Schayk
Beethoven's 7th Symphony and world premiere Lucifer Studies
Programme completely devoted to choreographer and designer Toer van Schayk, in honour of his 85th birthday. Apart from his award-winning masterpiece 7th Symphony to Beethoven’s Seventh, also a special world premiere, inspired by Vondel’s most beautiful tragedy: Lucifer.
- 14-26 September 2021
Ballet about iconic dancer and spy
One of Dutch National Ballet’s recent big successes. Fascinating and impressive full-length production from Artistic Director and choreographer Ted Brandsen, about the life of one of the most remarkable women in Dutch history: dancer and spy Mata Hari.
- 14 October - 7 November 2021
Neo Muyanga / Maarten van Hinte / Kenza Koutchoukali / Shailesh Bahoran
Family production about mythical spider
Exciting new family production for everyone above the age of 8 about the mythological spider Anansi, who constantly outsmarts his opponents. Created by a wonderful and versatile artistic team, including director Kenza Koutchoukali, choreographer Shailesh Bahoran, composer Neo Muyanga and librettist Maarten van Hinte.
- 13-21 November 2021
Nutcracker & Mouse King
Wayne Eagling en Toer van Schayk
Magical fairy tale for the whole family
The Christmas production of Dutch National Ballet. December would not be complete without this festive Dutch fairy tale. With its skating scenes on the Amsterdam canals and a living room transformed into a snowy forest the ballet has already bewitched more than 325,000 children and adults.
- 11 December 2021 - 2 January 2022
Marius Petipa, productie en additionele choreografie Rachel Beaujean
Grand new production of a famous ballet classic
For the first time in the Netherlands: Marius Petipa’s legendary ballet Raymonda, a completely new version by Associate Artistic director Rachel Beaujean. Her interpretation of this large-scale production, which presents the classical ballet technique in its most pure and demanding form, adds a surprising new change to the story. Jérôme Kaplan, known for his beautiful designs among which those for Don Quichot, will design the sets and costumes.
- 11 February - 17 April 2022
Made in Amsterdam
David Dawson, Juanjo Arqués, Sedrig Verwoert en Wubkje Kuindersma
New creations by leading choreographers
Four world premieres in one programme. Starting with a new creation by international top choreographer David Dawson. In world premieres by Juanjo Arques and Wubkje Kuindersma, two young makers who have already proved their great talent, and a new work by rising star Sedrig Verwoert. Verwoert’s unique individual signature was rewarded with a Swan nomination for Most Impressive Dance Production 2019/2020.
- 2-23 April 2022
From Swan Lake to world premieres
New touring programme from the rising talent of the Junior Company. Not only the highlights of the classical and contemporary repertoire - including an excerpt from Swan Lake - but also world premieres by three promising young choreographers: Peter Leung, Marta Reig Torres and Milena Sidorova.
- 6 April - 25 May 2022
Hans van Manen 90
Hans van Manen
In theaters throughout the Netherlands
Four masterpieces by Hans van Manen. A tribute in dance for the Netherlands’ most famous, world-wide acclaimed choreographer, whose 90th birthday will be celebrated in July 2022.
- 7-22 May 2022
In the Future
Colourful vision on the future of dance
On the occasion of its 60th anniversary Dutch National Ballet is organising a festive, large-scale project for the coming season: In the Future. Amateur groups practicing different forms of dance, of diverse ages and cultural backgrounds, have been working together for months to create one dazzling performance in Dutch National Opera & Ballet, based on Hans van Manen’s ballet of the same name.
- 14 May 2022
Hans van Manen Festival
Hans van Manen
A festival celebrating the 90th birthday of master choreographer Hans van Manen with a cross-section of his extensive oeuvre. Performed by Dutch National Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater 1 and 2, Introdans and a selection of leading foreign ballet companies, including the Mariinski Ballet from St. Petersburg, Wiener Staatsballett and Ballet am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg.
- 8-29 June 2022
Dansmakers van de toekomst
Each year, New Moves offers dancers from Dutch National Ballet the chance to develop their choreographic talent and to present their creations to the audience. The result is always stimulating and New Moves has already introduced many new stars into the world of choreography.
- 26 and 27 May 2022
60th anniversary gala Dutch National Ballet
Festive conclusion of the anniversary season
The anniversary season concludes with a ‘spectacle coupe’, a festive gala performance for which not only the complete Dutch National Ballet and Junior Company but also the pupils and students from the Dutch National Ballet Academy are working together. This surprise programme includes a selection of highlights from the company’s versatile repertoire.
- 30 June 2022