Dancers of Tomorrow

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On Thursday 7 and Friday 8 July, the National Ballet Academy is presenting its annual end-of-year performances, entitled Dancers of Tomorrow. Following several editions in Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, this year the performances will take place on the big stage of Dutch National Opera & Ballet.

On Thursday 7 and Friday 8 July, the National Ballet Academy is presenting its annual end-of-year performances, entitled Dancers of Tomorrow. Following several editions in Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, this year the performances will take place on the big stage of Dutch National Opera & Ballet.

According to artistic director Jean-Yves Esquerre, the thread running through this edition of Dancers of Tomorrow is the inestimable significance of traditional folk dance as the basis of everything subsequently created in the field of dance. ‘Even though there is huge diversity in the programme – from pure classical to edgy contemporary – you see that influence in almost every aspect of the performance’.

This year’s programme includes:
•    Traces
A world dance work by Iva Lešic that takes the audience on a journey from India to Central Europe, revealing the power of dance as a universal language.
•    L’École de Danse from Le Conservatoire
This famous ballet from 1849 is the ideal showcase for the delicate Bournonville style. In it, the renowned Danish choreographer August Bournonville pays tribute to the French ballet style and to his teacher in Paris, the great August Vestris.
•    Remake of Till Then
One of the big successes of Dancers of Tomorrow 2015 was Gioconda Barbuto’s Till Then. Now she is presenting a ‘personalised remix’ of this piece, adding new sections to existing excerpts, in a completely new structure, created with and inspired by the new and larger cast of dancers.
•    5
In this pas de cinq by David Dawson (originally part of his contemporary version of Giselle), the world-famous choreographer searches out the extreme limits of the classical ballet idiom in his uniquely innovative and challenging way.
•    Yondering
This choreographic gem by master choreographer John Neumeier consists of a series of dance scenes – set to the beautiful nineteenth-century songs of Stephen C. Foster – which celebrate youthful energy and spirit, yet also convey a sense of separation and mourning.

Tickets for Dancers of Tomorrow 2016 can be ordered through: www.operaballet.nl/nl/doublebill/2015-2016/voorstelling/dansers-van-morgen

When ordering tickets, you will be asked to make an extra donation. Among other things, this donation will be used to support the preliminary ballet course at the National Ballet Academy, which is not subsidised by the government.

Tickets:
1st category € 22.50
2nd category € 15.00
3rd category € 12.50

There is a  € 5 discount for children/CJP

Dance Europe magazine about Dancers of Tomorrow 2015:
‘Till Then made me forget that I was watching a school performance. The graduating students appeared highly professional and took on the creative movement and physical challenges of the piece wholeheartedly’







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