DUTCH DOUBLES – SPECIAL COLLABORATIONS IN FOUR WORLD PREMIERES

January 21, 2014

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DUTCH DOUBLES – SPECIAL COLLABORATIONS IN FOUR WORLD PREMIERES

Dutch Doubles - Photographer Erwin Olaf

Dutch Doubles – Photographer Erwin Olaf
Dancers: Rink Sliphorst & Igone de Jongh

* World premiere by Hans van Manen & Remy van Kesteren

* World premiere by Jorma Elo & Viktor & Rolf

* World premiere by Ton Simons & Rineke Dijkstra

* World premiere by Juanjo Arqués & Krijn de Koning

* 16 April to 7 May 2014 in The Amsterdam Music Theatre

Dutch National Ballet is presenting Dutch Doubles: four world premieres by four choreographers based in the Netherlands. All are working with four world-famous Dutch artists from other disciplines. Fashion designers Viktor & Rolf, photographer Rineke Dijkstra, visual artist Krijn de Koning and harpist Remy van Kesteren are collaborating with choreographers Jorma Elo, Ton Simons, Juanjo Arqués and Hans van Manen. The premiere of Dutch Doubles will take place on Wednesday 16 April 2014, with further performances in The Amsterdam Music Theatre until Wednesday 7 May 2014.

Dutch Doubles

Hans van Manen & Remy van Kesteren

Hans van Manen, 81 years old and still at the top, will be working with 24-year-old Remy van Kesteren, who is counted among the world’s most talented harpists. In 2013, for example, he won the Grachtenfestival Award and the USA International Harp Competition.

Jorma Elo & Viktor & Rolf

Jorma Elo is a former leading dancer with Nederlands Dans Theater and now one of the most sought-after choreographers in the world. He has created works for companies like New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and the Bolshoi Ballet. For Dutch Doubles, Elo is creating his first work in the Netherlands in years and making his debut with Dutch National Ballet. The most distinctive fashion duo in the country, Viktor & Rolf, will be designing the costumes and – for the first time in their career – the sets.

Ton Simons & Rineke Dijkstra

For many years, Ton Simons has been one of the most interesting choreographers in the Netherlands. For Dutch Doubles, he will be working with Rineke Dijkstra, who is probably one of the best-known Dutch photographers abroad. She made her international breakthrough with a series of portraits of young
adolescents on the beach (1992-1994). Dijkstra’s photos are characterised by an often casual purity. In 2012, the Guggenheim Museum in New York held a retrospective of her work.

Juanjo Arqués & Krijn de Koning

The youngest choreographer in Dutch Doubles is the rising star Juanjo Arqués. Juanjo is a former dancer with Dutch National Ballet, who is now making his international breakthrough as a choreographer. For the fourth world premiere in this programme, he will be working with one of today’s most prominent visual artists, Krijn de Koning. De Koning creates architectural and labyrinthine constructions that intervene in the environment, in which the use of prominent colours plays an important role.

Dutch Doubles

Four world premieres

Choreography: Hans van Manen & harpist: Remy van Kesteren

Choreography: Jorma Elo  & fashion designers: Viktor & Rolf

Choreography: Ton Simons & photographer: Rineke Dijkstra

Choreography: Juanjo Arqués & visual artist: Krijn de Koning

Accompanied by Holland Symfonia conducted by Clotilde Otranto.

Performances in The Amsterdam Music Theatre

Wed 16, Fri 18, Sat 19, Thurs 24 April and Sat 3 and Wed 7 May 2014, curtain up
20:15

Sun 2, Sun 9 and Sun 16 March 2014 curtain up 14:00.

Admission:

From € 15,- to € 51,-

Discounts applicable to holders of stadspas and CJP, and to age 16 and under

Last-minute student tickets: € 15

Tickets are available from the box office of The Amsterdam Music Theatre (020)
625 54 55.

Tickets can be booked online

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