End-of-year performance 2021
PREMIERE 10 July 20:15 hrs.
Please Note! This performance is a stream.
The stream starts on 10 July at 20:15 and remains available until 31 August.
For several years now, the Dutch National Ballet Academy’s end-of-year performance has been an exciting highlight of the end of Dutch National Opera & Ballet’s ballet season. Due to the corona restrictions that are still in place, this year’s production by the leading classical ballet academy (which is affiliated to Dutch National Ballet) will be presented through live streaming.
The theme of this year’s Dancers of Tomorrow programme is Tailor-Made, as all the works have been especially choreographed or adapted for this edition. The premiere ballets include new creations by the internationally acclaimed Juanjo Arqués, by choreographer and principal dancer with Dutch National Ballet, Remi Wörtmeyer, and by Ernst Meisner, artistic director of the Dutch National Ballet Academy and artistic coordinator of the Junior Company. And exclusively for this edition of Dancers of Tomorrow, the renowned contemporary choreographers’ duo Andrea Leine and Harijono Roebana have adapted a version of their early hit production If we could only even if we could.
All the pupils and students of the Dutch National Ballet Academy are taking part in this edition of Dancers of Tomorrow. The youngest pupils (NBA 1-4) are performing in a new world dance piece, choreographed by teacher Iva Lešić. Teacher Grigori Tchitcherine is creating a character piece for the pupils of NBA 5 and 6, while choreographer and principal dancer with Dutch National Ballet, Remi Wörtmeyer, is choreographing a new work for the pupils of NBA 7.
The higher professional education students will perform in various works that have been created or adapted especially for them. Artistic director Ernst Meisner has created a big classical work for all the higher professional education students. The programme also includes new works by choreographer Juanjo Arqués and teacher Amy Raymond. And the students will be dancing an adaptation of If we could only even if we could; a very successful early creation by the Dutch choreographers’ duo Andrea Leine and Harijono Roebana.
Finally, the programme includes a number of solos from the most recent edition of the Dutch National Ballet Academy’s Choreographic Project. These were choreographed by some of our students and have been developed further since their premiere in December.
The various parts of the performance will be linked together by backstage videos, made by dancer and filmmaker Thomas van Damme, a former dancer with the Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company and now with Staatsballett Berlin.