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Johan Inger nominated for 'Benois de la Danse 2016'

Good news! Choreographer Johan Inger is nominated for the Benois de la Danse 2016, with the choreography of Carmen for Compañia Nacional de Danza and One on One for Nederlands Dans Theater. The winners of ‘the Oscars of dance’ will be announced in Moscow on May 17.

100.000 fans on Facebook!

This weekend we reached 100.000 (!) fans on our Facebookpage.

In order to celebrate this event, the rest of the month March we will be posting interesting content and give away some great prizes on our Facebookpage.

So pay close attention to all our posts the following days and like our page, if you haven't done that yet, to make a chance on winning great prizes!

NDT and filmfestival Cinedans

Cinedans – Dance on Screen is back for the festival’s thirteenth annual edition, which will run from 16 to 20 March 2016. Held in the EYE film museum in Amsterdam, it is the largest and most diverse dance film festival in the world. Over the course of five days Cinedans will present the very best international dance films, documentaries and installations.

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Parkeren en pinnen bij het Zuiderstrandtheater

The City of The Hague decided to introduce paid parking at the Zuiderstrandtheater as of January 1st 2016. Parking costs are €1,70 for 60 minutes (there are two machines at the entrance of the theatre) or you can buy an exit card (€5,00) at the servicedesk. There is free parking if you leave before 6 PM, or if you park less than 20 minutes.

Please hold into account: leaving the parking place after the performance can take longer as usual

Pin Only:In the Zuiderstrandtheater you can no longer pay for your tickets or drinks with cash, only PIN.

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Jan Schouten wins Piket Jury Award!

With the Piket Jury Award, a person from the Haaglanden region is rewarded for his or her cultural activities, particularly if they are aimed towards or benefit young artists. The jury is not obliged to hand out a Jury Prize every year, but only does so when it believes it has found a suitable candidate. This year they awarded NDT pianist Jan Schouten. Congratulations Jan!

“Jan Schouten is a living legend, a very special musician and an institiution, but first and foremost a common hero. He has been working as a pianist for over 40 years and accompanies classes and  rehearsals at Nederlands Dans Theater with his music. He also worked together with eminent choreographers as Jiři Kylian and Hans van Manen. His play is always sparkling, funny and full of emotion.”- according to the jury.

Winner Swan Most Impressive Dance performance 2015

We are very proud of our NDT 1 dancer Jorge Nozal, who has won the 2015 Zwaan (Swan) Most Impressive Dance Performance for his role in Marco Goecke’s Thin SkinLees meer

Thin Skin and dancer Jorge Nozal nominated for Swan

We are very proud to announce that our NDT 1 dancer Jorge Nozal has been nominated for the 2015 Zwaan (Swan) Most Impressive Dance Performance for his role in Marco Goecke’s Thin Skin. In turn, this ballet is nominated for the Zwaan Most Impressive Dance Production 2015!

On Jorge Nozal and Thin Skin the jury respectively concludes: "The ultimate physical consciousness that Thin Skin requires of its dancers, is only given to some. Jorge Nozal rises even further above the rest in a rare color scheme he infuses this ingenious choreography with. It is almost impossible the way Jorge Nozal switches between long lyrical lines and sharp articulate staccato movements."
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 "In Thin Skin a new, deeper shell of softness, purity and elegance unstoppably breaks through the typical nervous, explosive and oppressive area of Marco Goeckes work."

Farewell to Lucent Danstheater - Souvenir

On June 16, 2015, Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) organized a special event titled Souvenir in honour of the Lucent Danstheater, home to our dance company for almost 30 years. During the ceremony this video was shown with exclusive images shot during the opening of the building in 1987 of architect Rem Koolhaas, artistic director Jiří Kylián, Managing Director Carel Birnie, and choreographer Hans van Manen.

Afscheid van Lucent Danstheater