Up & Coming Choreographers

Juliano Nunes Mirrors of Life
Ihsan Rustem A Tale of Impermanence
Dimo Milev Arpeggios, flowers and some manoeuvres

NDT and Korzo join forces to stimulate the development of young creators. For this edition of Up & Coming Choreographers, talented makers Juliano Nunes, Ihsan Rustem and Dimo Milev get a chance to make new creations. In a short time span of several weeks, the choreographers are challenged to work on a ballet entirely according to their own interpretation: from choreography, to scenery, costumes and light. This is done under professional supervision and in the intimate setting of the Korzo theater in The Hague.

Photo exposition
A young, talented photography student from the Royal Academy of Art The Hague has collaborated with the programme Up & Coming Choreographers: Linda Zhengová. With her camera, she follows the choreographers in their creations. The result will be exhibited in the foyer of Korzo theater during the performances, June 20 until June 22 and July 3 until July 6. Watch here the photos.

Performance dates

Season 2018-2019 | June 20 until July 6, 2019: The Hague

In this programme

Mirrors of Life – Juliano Nunes

Juliano Nunes (Rio de Janeiro, 1990) studied at the Academy of Dance at the University of Performing Arts in Mannheim (Germany). He joined companies such as the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Theater Hagen, Gauthier Dance in Stuttgart, Leipziger Ballet and the Royal Ballet of Flanders. Juliano has worked with choreographers such as  Ohad Naharin, Jiří Kylián and Hans van Manen.

A Tale of Impermanence – Ihsan Rustem

Ihsan Rustem was born in London, where he trained at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. From 2000-2014 he was a dancer with the Ballet Theater Munich, Introdans, Bern Ballet, Tanz Luzerner Theater and Adventures in Motion Pictures. Ihsan worked with choreographers Mats Ek, Jiří Kylián, Sol León & Paul Lightfoot, Hans van Manen and William Forsythe, among others.

Arpeggios, flowers and some manoeuvres (Wereldpremière) – Dimo Milev

Dimo Milev, born in Sofia, studied at the National Ballet School of Sofia. He joined different companies and performed works by William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Hans van Manen and Jiří Kylián among others. Since 2009 Dimo is a freelancer dancer and choreographer.

These were three outstanding works all of which were brilliantly conceived and executed. The three choreographers deserve the highest praise as do the young dancers of NDT2. Totally fab, loved every minute of it..

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