Dansers van Morgen 2024

End-of-year production by the Dutch National Ballet Academy
5-6 July 2024 20:00

Reservations via:
Nationale Opera & Ballet

Sparkling performance by the youngest generation of dancers
A sparkling end to this year’s ballet season: once again that’s guaranteed by Dancers of Tomorrow, the end-of-year production by the Dutch National Ballet Academy. With live accompaniment from Dutch Ballet Orchestra, all the pupils and students from the academy will appear in an extremely diverse and energetic programme. And to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company, the programme will be expanded this year to include a festive and high-spirited performance by this youth ensemble.

Dream scene from Don Quixote and Hans van Manen’s 5 Tangos
Dancers of Tomorrow opens this year with the complete dream scene from Alexei Ratmansky’s Don Quixote, the colourful, virtuoso production with which Dutch National Ballet has triumphed at home and abroad since its premiere in 2010. Another highlight will certainly be the performance – by the Associate Degree students of the academy – of Hans van Manen’s 5 Tangos, still one of the most highly acclaimed and most often performed works by the grand master of Dutch dance, set to five tangos by the ‘king of tango nuevo’, Astor Piazzolla.

Forsythe, Bigonzetti and new works
The students will also appear in excerpts from William Forsythe’s masterpiece Artifact and perform the dazzling and humorous finale from Mauro Bigonzetti’s Rossini Cards. Remi Wörtmeyer (former principal dancer with Dutch National Ballet) is creating a new neoclassical work for the younger dancers, NBA 3 - 7. And for the youngest of all, NBA 1 - 4, teacher Iva Lešić is choreographing a new piece, this year in collaboration with dancer and choreographer Raquel Tijsterman, who was not only a dancer with Dutch National Ballet, but also appeared in various hiphop productions by ISH Dance Collective.

Triumphant climax
In Dancers of Tomorrow, the Junior Company will be dancingKrzysztof Pastor’s Toccata, the fiery finale of the anniversary programme Ten, described by Het Parool after the recent premiere as follows: “Athletically spinning and leaping, the dancers whirl in constantly changing formations across the stage (..) a brazenly triumphant climax.”

Once again this year, Dancers of Tomorrow is presenting some of the contributions to the Dutch National Ballet Academy’s Choreographic Project, in which students from the school are challenged to develop their own creations.



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