Thursday, 13 October 2016


Photo Altin Kaftira
(c) 2016 Dutch National Ballet: all rights reserved
Licensed by kind permission of the company

Dutch National Ballet Kammerballett Stopera, 7 Sept 2016

Kammerballett (literally Chamber Ballet in German) was created by Hans van Manen for the Netherlands Dance Theatre (Nederlands Dans Theater) and was first performed in the Hague in 1995. It is set to the music of Domenico Scarlatti and features a piano and a lot of chairs as well as the dancers.

Photo Altin Kaftire
(c) 2016 Dutch National Ballet: all rights reserved
Reproduced by kind permission of the company
The leading dancers in this piece were  Vito Mazzeo and Igone de Jongh but they were supported by a very distinguished cast: Rachel Beaujean, Floor ElmersJuanjo Arques, Ernst Meisner, Marijn Rademaker, James Stout and Alexander Zhermbrovskyy. Ernst Meinser and Juanjo Arques are particularly well known to British audiences as they danced for the Royal Ballet and English National Ballet respectively. It was very good to see them both on stage again.

The above photo shows the principals with the other dances sitting on the chairs in the background.

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