Dutch National Ballet | OVERTURE NOMINATED FOR ‘ZWAAN’ – MOST IMPRESSIVE DANCE PRODUCTION 2013

June 27, 2013

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Dutch National Ballet | OVERTURE NOMINATED FOR ‘ZWAAN’ – MOST IMPRESSIVE DANCE PRODUCTION 2013

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* Nomination for Overture by choreographer David Dawson

* ‘Zwaan’ award ceremony on Sunday 6 October 2013 in Maastricht

Dutch National Ballet has been nominated for the ‘Zwaan’ for the most impressive dance production 2013. The nomination went to Overture by  choreographer David Dawson. The Dutch National Ballet presented the world  premiere of Overture on 15 June 2013 in the successful programme Sacre  du Printemps / Overture. 

The dance jury of the Dutch Association of Theatres and Concert Halls (VSCD)  also announced the other nominations for the 2013 ‘Zwaan’ dance awards. The  other dance productions nominated are Midnight Rising by Club Guy &  Roni, Domestica by Dansgroep Amsterdam and WArd/waRD, and 4 Seasons  by Samir Calixto/Korzo Producties. The awards will be presented on Sunday 6
October at the Dutch Dance Festival in Maastricht.

The jury about Overture:

Overture by the Dutch National Ballet (choreography: David Dawson) “Dawson’s Overture is architectural and extremely musical. It is lyrical  and hypnotic, but has a strong foundation. All the dancers are wonderful and precise. You do not get time to think about what you are seeing or about the whys and wherefores. You are engaged on a different emotional level, as if in a pleasant dream”.

The dance committee

The VSCD dance jury and the programme editors of the Dutch Dance Festival jointly form the dance committee, and are responsible for judging the ‘Zwaan’ awards and for the core programming of the Dutch Dance Festival. The 2013 dance committee comprises jury chair Anita van Dolen (dance programmer Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam/Julidans), programme chair Peggy Olislaegers
(Director of the Dutch Dance Festival), Fons Dejong (dance programmer Theater aan het Vrijthof), Hildegard Draaijer (artistic director Theatergroep DOX), Dave Schwab (dance programmer Rotterdamse Schouwburg), Stella van Leeuwen
(theatre and dance programmer Lowlands), Simon de Mowbray (senior dance teacher Amsterdam School of the Arts), Liesbeth Wildschut (lecturer in Theatre and Dance Studies, Utrecht University) and Nada Mounzer (editor NTR).

The Dutch Dance Festival

The Dutch Dance Festival is holding its 16th edition this year. On 4, 5 and 6 October, the festival in Maastricht will be presenting the most important developments in Dutch dance, with high-profile, unforgettable and remarkable dance productions created in the Netherlands.

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