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40 years of NDT 2

NDT 2, the second company of Nederlands Dans Theater, was founded in April 1978, which means that this year NDT 2 celebrates its 40th anniversary. The performances of the new NDT 2 programme Sum Thoughts coincide with this anniversary and offer the unique opportunity to reflect on this special company and its groundbreaking development.

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Medal of honor for Hans van Manen

On Monday, February 19, choreographer Hans van Manen received the Royal Medal of Honor for Arts and Science. King Willem-Alexander awarded the 85 year old van Manen with this prize for his ‘contribution to the arts in the Netherlands, and ballet in particular’.

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NDT returns to Berlin

NDT strongly believes in her company's live experience and therefore offers the Berlin audience a diverse evening of four works, all of which in their own way leave a big impact in the theatre. After the overwhelming success of Nederlands Dans Theater’s performances in 2015, the company returns to Haus der Berliner Festspiele in Berlin, showing yet again a wide varied programme.

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Swan awards (Zwanen) for Marco Goecke, Imre van Opstal and Hans van Manen

Nederlands Dans Theater is particularly proud to announce that Marco Goecke and Imre van Opstal have received a prestigious Swan award this evening during the ceremony of the VSCD dance prizes (the Swans) in Maastricht! Marco Goecke received the Swan for "Most Impressive Dance Production" for his creation Midnight Raga and Imre van Opstal was awarded for her role in Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar's NDT 1 piece Salt Womb. Also maestro Hans van Manen, inextricably linked to Nederland Dans Theater, will be honored with the oeuvre prize of the Association of Theater and Concert Buildings (VSCD) during Het Feest van de Nederlandse Dans (Celebration of Dutch Dance) on Saturday, October 7th.

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'Celebrating Kylián!' exhibition

On Friday, September 22nd, before the NDT 1 Side A: Split into One premiere, there will be an official opening of the multimedia exhibition Celebrating Kylián! at Zuiderstrandtheater in The Hague. An exhibition in honor of the 70th birthday of Jiři Kylián, NDT's former artistic director and housechoreographer.

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NDT Summer Intensive Presentation

From Jul 24 until August 5 2017 the NDT Summer Intensive will take place. Throughout two intensive weeks, (pre)professional dancers aged 14-30 from all over the world, will have an exclusive opportunity to experience the knowledge, inspiration and passion of our artistic team and work side by side with our dancers and choreographers.  The Presentation, August 5th, gives you the opportunity to see what the participants have experienced and created together with their teachers.

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It is with great sadness that we have learned of Gérard Lemaître’s sudden passing.

Gérard joined Nederlands Dans Theater in 1960 and was a key figure in his and our beloved company for almost 60 years. After dancing with NDT for over 22 years, performing in many pieces of renowned choreographers such as Hans van Manen and Jiri Kylián, he left the company in 1981 only to return in 1992. 

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NDT 2 dancer Alice Godfrey wins Piket Kunstprijs 2016

Alice Godfrey received the Piket Kunstprijs during a special evening in Theater aan 't Spui in The Hague. She received a sculpture made by artist Anneke Schat and a cheque for €8000.
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Special prize for NDT pianist Jan Schouten

Jan Schouten is pianist for the ballet classes for NDT and the Koninklijk Conservatorium The Hague.
Yesterday, he recieved the special prize from Dansersfonds '79 at the Balletgala in the DeLaMar theater in Amsterdam in the presence of HRH Princess Beatrix.
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Franck Chartier wins Swan for 'The lost room'

We are very proud to announce that choreographer Franck Chartier won the Dutch Swan for most impressive dance production with his work The lost room.
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NDT goes USA

NDT returns to New York with a 2016 season that includes four U.S. premieres by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, Crystal Pite, and Marco Goecke, running November 16 – 19, 2016 at New York City Center. The season features the U.S. premieres of Safe as Houses (2001) and Stop-Motion (2014) choreographed by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot; The Statement (2016), choreographed by Crystal Pite; and Woke up Blind (2016), choreographed by  Marco Goecke.

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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