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Maybe we could gather news about dance in the Netherlands here, as their two famous companies have announced their next season:

 

Het Nationale with a Balanchine bill, Rudi van Dantzig's Romeo and Juliet, a Nutcracker by Wayne Eagling and Toer van Schayk, the world premiere of "Frida" by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Giselle, a triple bill by Wayne McGregor, David Dawson and Juanjo Arqués, and a Beethoven triple bill by Hans van Manen, Toer van Schayk and Wubkje Kuindersma/Ernst Meisner/Remi Wörtmeyer.

https://www.operaballet.nl/en/program/ballet?filter=543

 

After a five year hiatus, Nederlands Dans Theater is dancing Kylián again!! For their 60th anniversary season, they show repertory by former directors Hans van Manen und Kylián, together with many new ballets by Lightfoot/León, Crystal Pite, Marco Goecke, Edward Clug, Damien Jalet, Medhi Walerksi,  and repertory by Gabriela Carrizo,  Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar, Yoann Bourgeois, Johan Inger and Ohad Naharin. They announce a tour to London

https://www.ndt.nl/en/discover/news/ndt-celebrates-60-years.html

 

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Wow, you're the first British person I know who wants to see Kylián...  😉

Somehow Clement Crisp and lots of bad reviews conveyed the impression that London hates the NDT. But they keep coming back, so I'm sure there is an audience for them.

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6 hours ago, Angela said:

Wow, you're the first British person I know who wants to see Kylián...  😉

Somehow Clement Crisp and lots of bad reviews conveyed the impression that London hates the NDT. But they keep coming back, so I'm sure there is an audience for them.

 

I love much of the Kylián choreography I have seen!

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Coppelia, a new Animation and Ballet Film with Michaela DePrince and Darcey Bussell

Dutch National Ballet announces the filming of Coppelia, an original family film based on the modern version of the ballet classic. In this unique international production, which combines animation and ballet, star ballerina of Dutch National Ballet Michaela DePrince dances the leading role, alongside Daniel Camargo. The cast also includes Igone de Jongh, principal dancer with Dutch National Ballet, the former Bolshoi Ballet and Royal Ballet star Irek Mukhamedov, the British ballet and television star Darcey Bussell, and Dutch dancer and actor Jan Kooijman. An international team of designers and animators is working on the production, shaping the characters and the story. Coppelia is directed by Jeff Tudor, Steven de Beul and Ben Tesseur. The choreographer is Ted Brandsen, director of Dutch National Ballet. The film is expected to be screened at the end of 2020.

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44 minutes ago, Jan McNulty said:

I'm out of date with Nederlands Dans Theater.  Has Paul Lightfoot stepped down?

 

I've just done what I should have done in the first place and used google!

 

Paul Lightfoot announced his intention to step down last October.  He is AD until the end of the 19/20 season:

 

https://www.ndt.nl/en/discover/news/paul.html

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14 minutes ago, Angela said:

Sol León and Paul Lightfoot say goodbye to Nederlands Dans Theater:

https://www.ndt.nl/en/discover/news/sol-paul-say-goodbye.html

 

I find it a bit sad that NDT is losing the continuity from Kylian to Lightfoot and hopefully would have been beyond if Lightfoot had stayed on in an advisory capacity.

 

I believe the incoming AD is also a choreographer so it seems a bit strange to me for the company to say they will not have a house choreographer.

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I think it's a very good decision for the company.

 

A few years ago Jiri Kyliàn decided to remove all his pieces from the repertoire, we don't know what was behind this decision but at the end it was a good way to allow NDT to renew itself.

 

 

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As choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot and some of their important dancers say goodbye to NDT, they released two movies on their website and on their Youtube channel:

https://www.ndt.nl/en/ndtv/

https://www.youtube.com/user/neddanstheater

It would have been their 60th anniversary season, the tour with "Kunstkamer" was cancelled and also the return of Jiri Kyliáns works. From 20/21, Emily Molnar takes over as director.

 

 

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the DNB Raymonda sounds like a traditional classical ballet version (hoorah!)

 

Raymonda

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.

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Yes, the music is glorious, so beautiful. But well, do I really want to see the ice queen that Raymonda has become in Soviet and French versions? I liked the innocent girl in white in Vikharev's reconstruction at Milano, what a difference...

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1 hour ago, Angela said:

Yes, the music is glorious, so beautiful. But well, do I really want to see the ice queen that Raymonda has become in Soviet and French versions? I liked the innocent girl in white in Vikharev's reconstruction at Milano, what a difference...


Ray Barra’s version for Munich looks interesting too.  Although I haven’t seen the full version ... only clips.

 

From Lauretta Summerscales https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCa7atYAAxt/?igshid=thxe23qaklg

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