Imre van Opstal & Marne van Opstal

Imre van Opstal & Marne van Opstal


Photo Imre: Asaf. Photo Marne: Rahi Rezvani.

Siblings Imre van Opstal and Marne van Opstal – both former NDT dancers – debuted with their creation LiNK for the talent development programme Up & Coming Choreographers in 2014. Together with their sisters Myrthe van Opstal (NDT 1 dancer) and Xanthe van Opstal (former NDT 2 dancer) they created the piece There Four for the Uitmarkt Amsterdam 2014. For Up & Coming Choreographers 2015 they made the work John Doe. Season 2016-2017 marked their choreographic debut for the regular programme of NDT 2 with The Grey (2017). They created their highly praised first work for NDT 1, Take Root (2019), in season 2018-2019, which was awarded with a nomination for a Dutch ‘Zwaan’ for ‘most impressive dance production’.

In 2020, both decided to fully focus on choreography. For NDT 1, they then created Baby don’t hurt me in 2021.

Marne (Velden, 1990) followed his dance training at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He danced with NDT 2 from 2009 to 2012. Marne won the Limburg Culture Prize 2011, The Evening of the Young Dancer 2009 (NTR TV) and the Berlin Special Prize Tanzolymp 2004.

After completing Codarts Rotterdam, Imre (Venlo, 1989) danced at the Norwegian company Carte Blanche and started with NDT 2 in 2012. She danced with NDT 1 from 2015-2017. Since 2017, Imre is dancing with Batsheva Dance Company in Israel. Imre won the 2014 Danserfonds ’79 incentive prize and she received the Swan Award for ‘most impressive dance achievement’ for her part in Salt Womb in 2017.