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Positive critics on Master of Movement

11 December 2008

Some dance magazines edited positive critics on 'Master of Movement'. This 6 dvd box set was published on the occasion of Hans van Manen's 75th birthday. The first copy of the dvd box set was presented to Hans van Manen by Alexandra Radius on 11 November 2007.

'Master of Movement' can be ordered through this website.

"Die Spannweite reicht von Twilight mit Alexandra Radius und Han Ebbelaar bis zu Celebration (1995) aus Anlass des 25-jährigen Regierungsjubiläums der niederländischen Königin. (...) Was den Niederländern Recht ist, sollte den Deutschen endlich billig sein. Crankos Lebenswerk ist längst hinfällig, will es nicht endgültig in Vergessenheit geraten." (Dance for You)

"This six disc collection: Hans van Manen, Maser of Movement is a model of what every important choreographer should have to represent their output of creativity. (...) Part of the pleasure in viewing the 27 complete ballets and attendant documentary material in this collection is the range of wonderful dance artists featured, many long retired and many just reaching their peak." (Dance Europe)

"My favourite Christmas present. (...) Ten hours of Hans van Manen on six DVDs, produced by the Dutch Hans van Manen foundation: It is an honour which has never before been awarded to any other ballet choreographer.  It comprehensively introduces Van Manen, the man, his life, over thirty ballets of his oeuvre, selected and narrated by him in a highly personal form, within the circle of his friends, workers and dancers – from his beginnings as a fresh, young pupil right through to his current position as an iconic Dutch cultural export." (Horst Koegler journal)

"Ihm selbst (Hans van Manen) ist es zu verdanken, dass sein choreografisches Oeuvre der Öffentlichkeit jetzt auf DVD zugänglich ist. Fast alle seine Ballette haben sich so erhalten. (...) Zwei Dutzend offizielle Fernsehfassungen hat Hans van Manen aus Anlass seines 75. Geburtstags zur Veröffentlichung freigegeben: Die meisten sind Profi-Produktionen von Henk van Dijk, der sich als sein Kronzeuge bleibende Verdienste erworben hat." (Ballettanz)