Friday, 6 February 2015

Junior Company's New Season

Last year I was lucky enough to see the opening night of the Dutch National Ballet's Junior Company at the Stadsshouwburg in Amsterdam (see The Junior Company of the Dutch National Ballet - Stadsshouwburg Amsterdam 24 Nov 2013 25 Nov 2013). Tomorrow is the opening night of their new season in the same theatre and I hope to be in the audience tomorrow to cheer them.

This year's programme seems at least as good as last year's. It begins with excerpts from Swan Lake and Napoli, (yum) and is followed by works by Hans van Manen (Visions Fugitives) and Embers by Ernst Meisner. Next comes Milena Sidorova's Full Moon. The evening closes with spectacular new works by Juanjo Arques (Blink) and Robert Binet (Surfacing).

Tomorrow's opening is followed by a tour of the Netherlands and in June they are coming back to London as part of Sprinboard.  As a foretaste of their visit enjoy the pas de deux of Nancy Burer and Thomas van Damme at Amsterdam Central Station last month.

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