After the recent Hans van Manen Variations program, Dutch National Ballet presents another ballet from Hans van Manen's treasury: In and Out. The choreography danced by the twelve dancers of the Junior Company can be seen online for free for a month from Thursday 25 March, 5.30 pm.
Prior to the online premiere, a special support act will start live on the Instagram channel of Dutch National Opera & Ballet at 5 pm. The audience can then watch a part of a ballet class given by Ernst Meisner, artistic coordinator of the Junior Company, live. There is also the opportunity to ask questions to Ernst and the dancers. The online premiere of In and Out will start on the website at 5.30 pm. In and Out will remain available until April 25, 2021. The support act is one-off.
The Junior Company danced In and Out for the first time on March 7, 2020 in Theater De Meervaart, Amsterdam. After a second performance there on March 8, the planned tour had to be canceled due to the lockdown. The newest generation of Junior Company dancers recently rehearsed and performed the choreography on the large stage of Dutch National Opera & Ballet and is now available free of charge to everyone.
In and Out
Hans van Manen created In and Out, to music by Laurie Anderson and Nina Hagen, in 1983 for Dutch National Ballet. Van Manen likes to impose restrictions on himself. In In and Out he does this in the spatial sense with three cabinets on stage, in which twelve dancers continuously disappear and reappear. One moment they are standing, hanging or climbing in a cupboard, the next moment they are storming across the stage. Initially the atmosphere is playful, light and sexy, but when Nina Hagen takes over from Laurie Anderson in the music, the atmosphere becomes aggressive and toxic.
Header: scenebeeld uit In and Out
Photographer: Hans Gerritsen