A unique collaboration
The Young Talent Project , a unique collaboration between the Dance Department of the Royal Conservatoire (RC) and Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), had its ninth edition in 2021. With the Young Talent Project, NDT and RC attempt to make a valuble contribution to the bridging period between being a dance student and a professional dancer. Getting a grip on creative processes, the collaboration between choreographer and dancer, and the various movement languages within a company require a certain understanding and empathy. It is therefore essential that in addition to the further development of technical dance skills, the professional development of dance students is guided too. The Young Talent Project plays an important role in providing that information and experience.
We are proud of the collaboration between the Royal Conservatoire and Nederlands Dans Theater and of this process that inspires the students and provides an extra drive for artistic growth. Our thanks go to all – both in front of and behind the scenes – who contributed to this.
The performances were planned to take place on December 2 through 5, for the very first time in our new house Amare, The Hague. Unfortunately, we had to cancel these performances due to the new measures that were announced by the Dutch government on November 26 to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Of course we were very saddened by this news. We do like to still share with the audience what all students and staff have been working on for the past few months. Therefore, on this page you will learn more about what the project entails, you can read what the students worked on during the project, how they experienced this and you will find photos and videos of the project. We hope you enjoy!
Covervideo: Justin Bekker. Coverphoto: Sacha Grootjans