Dutch Nationwide Ballet 2023/24 season opens with 4 Temperaments, that includes works by 4 generations of prime choreographers: George Balanchine and Hans van Manen, and world premieres by Ted Brandsen and Juanjo Arqués.
The Dancing Dutch programme options works by vital choreographers of at the moment: Hans van Manen, David Dawson and Milena Sidorova, and for the primary time Dutch Nationwide Ballet is dancing a ballet by Jiří Kylián: Wings of Wax. One other programme with works by numerous (modern) choreographers will probably be danced by the Junior Firm. Their anniversary programme 10 will tour the Netherlands with works by younger choreographers like Joseph Toonga and Wubkje Kuindersma.
Along with programmes of recent works, Dutch Nationwide Ballet can also be reviving the full-length ballets Giselle and Raymonda. Raymonda premiered with nice success in 2022 and now returns as a significant December traditional. The manufacturing Giselle has now change into an unmissable work inside HNB’s classical repertoire. Each are classics to which deputy creative director Rachel Beaujean has given a unique interpretation that’s applicable to at the moment. A 3rd full-length ballet, which stars a girl and is created by a feminine choreographer, is Frida by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa – an ode to the enduring artist Frida Kahlo.
The Firm additionally presents two of essentially the most profitable and imaginative ballets by Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmanksy, an important classical ballet choreographer of our time: Firebird and The Fairy’s Kiss, each to music by Stravinsky.
The ballet season will finish festively with a grand gala efficiency wherein greater than 250 dancers will make their look.
Ted Brandsen, Director of Dutch Nationwide Ballet:
“The important thing phrase this season is ‘trying ahead’. This is applicable to the creations of the trendy grandmasters and the brand new works by younger abilities, but in addition to the well-known classics within the programming. By creating our personal new productions of treasures from the classical repertoire, these works are saved alive for brand new generations. This makes us an vital treasurer.
Opera and ballet be part of forces for the fourth time to open the Opera Ahead Competition with Oedipus Rex / Antigone. Crime and punishment take centre stage on this double invoice of Igor Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex (1927) and the world premiere of Samy Moussa’s Antigone (2024). This new manufacturing by British director and choreographer Wayne McGregor brings collectively the worlds of classical tragedy, modern dance and Twentieth- and Twenty first-century music.
Subsequent season, the Dutch Nationwide Ballet’s Junior Firm is celebrating its tenth anniversary – partly with a festive touring programme. Dutch Nationwide Opera & Ballet continues to speculate closely in expertise growth and creative experimentation.
As well as, the opening of the newly renovated small theatre, Studio Boekman creates extra room for reaching new and numerous audiences. The programming within the new theatre provides alternatives to discover the boundaries of opera and ballet. Below the identify Fonds 21 EXTRA, Fonds 21 will help programming contributing to creating opera and ballet extra accessible to a brand new technology of tradition lovers.
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