Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company | First International Tour

January 22, 2014

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Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company | First International Tour

Junior Company - season 2013/2014 - photographer: Erwin Olaf

Junior Company – season 2013/2014 – photographer: Erwin Olaf

* Two performances in Spain

* Two performances in London, United Kingdom

* Performances 22 – 29 May 2014

Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company, the new initiative of Dutch National Ballet in collaboration with the National Ballet Academy, in Amsterdam, has been invited to perform in theatres in Spain and at the Linbury Studio Theatre, The Royal Opera House in London.

At the end of November 2013, the Junior Company presented its first touring programme, immediately generating international interest.

In both Spain and the United Kingdom, the company will be dancing the full touring programme, which they will also continue to perform in the Netherlands until mid-May.

On 22 and 24 May 2014, there are performances in the Spanish cities Vitoria and Oviedo. The Junior Company will then go on to perform in the Linbury Studio Theatre, The Royal Opera House, London, on 28 and 29 May 2014.

Programme

The Junior Company is dancing a varied programme, consisting of excerpts of works from the classical repertoire like Swan Lake and Diane et Acteon, the classic Kwintet by Hans van Manen, contemporary
repertoire by Eric Gauthier and Ernst Meisner, and a premiere by George Williamson.

Junior Company

Dutch National Ballet attaches great importance to talent development. With the start of the Junior Company on 1 August 2013, Dutch National Ballet has taken a big step in the artistic and technical development of talented young dancers. The Junior Company comprises twelve talented dancers and is led by artistic coordinator Ernst Meisner.

The Junior Company bridges the gap between professional dance training and a professional company: the National Ballet Academy (part of the Amsterdam School of the Arts) and Dutch National Ballet (the largest dance company in the Netherlands). This makes the Junior Company the ideal springboard for young
dancers, who besides performing their own programme also dance in some of the classical ballets performed by Dutch National Ballet.

International tour

Thurs 22 May 2014 Teatro Principal, Vitoria, Spain

Sat 24 May 2014    Teatro Campoamor, Oviedo, Spain

Wed 28 May 2014   Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London, United Kingdom

Thurs 29 May 2014  Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London, United Kingdom

Tickets can be purchased online

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