Since 2013, Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) and the Royal Conservatoire (RC) have been working together on a unique project: Young Talent Project (YTP). YTP is a two-way talent development project. On the one hand, YTP gives young dance students of the RC the opportunity to get in contact with the working method of NDT and to further develop their talent as a versatile dancer during the project. On the other hand, the project offers the possibility to (former) NDT dancers to develop themselves as a teacher, repetitor or choreographer within a professional dance institute. Young Talent Project goes beyond just teaching NDT repertoire; for three months, the students are involved in the process of creating a choreography at NDT on a daily basis.
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Young Talent Project theater season 2020/2021
The Young Talent Project takes place in September till November. After months of hard work, the final result is an inspiring presentation that will take place on 5, 6, 7 and 8 November 2020. Students show the NDT repertoire that they have learned and the new creation by Marne van Opstal. Also their own work is given a place in these performances.
Due to stricter government measures in the fight against the COVID-19 virus, it has been decided to move the performances of Young Talent Project from the Lucent Danstheater to the Royal Conservatoire. Unfortunately, it is not possible to welcome an external audience for the performances at KC, so there will be no ticket sales this year. The performances will be attended by a limited audience of KC students and teachers.
“The new piece taught me a lot about the expectations of a company dancer and the process of creating a new work.”Student Royal Conservatoire