Stichtin Hans van Manen
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And the Oscar goes to....
On 21 May 2013 Hans van Manen received the Benois de la Danse for his creation Variations for two couples.
Cinedans: Camera on Van Manen
Cinedans – Dance on Screen, in cooperation with the Dutch National Ballet, is presenting a special programme focusing on the work of master choreographer Hans van Manen and video maestro Henk van Dijk. Camera on Van Manen is a tribute to these two artists, highlighting their remarkable contribution to dance on film.
This programme brings together several remarkable video recordings of Van Manen’s ballets, accompanied by an interview with them both about their forty-year working relationship. The programme includes the legendary 1979 film Live for which Van Dijk followed the dancer Coleen Davis with a film camera on his shoulder as she performed live onstage at Carré theatre – as well as Kaïn en Abel, Van Manen’s 1961 ballet for Nederlands Dans Theater. The television version of this dance was filmed in part from the deck of a barge cruising along the canals of Amsterdam. The two installations Motion III and Portrait will also be on view.
‘Did you choreograph the cameraman’s movements for Live? He’s a kind of dancer too, isn’t he?’ ‘No, I didn’t give him any directions. I was involved, though, and I asked the cameraman to do certain things. Then we tried them out to see what sort of effect they had. I don’t know what I was hoping for, but when I saw it I just thought, “That’s exactly what I wanted.’” [From Tot U Spreekt… Hans van Manen, bijzonder hoogleraar, University of Nijmegen, 1992]
sunday 3 March 2013 | 14.00 - 16.00 hours
with the following guests: Hans van Manen, Henk van Dijk, Yteke Waterbolk and Rachel Beaujean
For more infromation and tickets www.cinedans.nl
A masters' touch | The Dutch National Ballet
Hans van Manen's significance for dance in general and for the Dutch National Ballet in particular should not be underestimated.
New choreographic gems still flow from his ‘pen’ one after the other, and he still demonstrates all the steps himself in the rehearsal studio. Following a one-off gala just before his birthday on 4 July, the Dutch National Ballet’s 2012-2013 season will kick off with a special Van Manen programme, consisting of four highlights from his oeuvre:
Four Schumann Pieces
Two Pieces for HET
Frank Bridge Variations
Celebrating Hans | NDT
During the season 2012-2013 Nederlands Danstheater was presenting Celebrating Hans, a special program with works by Hans van Manen. This performance was on 14 and 15 September 2012 exclusively.
The season’s opening can certainly be called extraordinary this time: with a special one-time-only festive performance in honour of Hans van Manen. The master of simplicity, who has been inextricably bound to NDT since the illustrious early years, will be eighty! The dancers of NDT 1 and NDT 2 have seized this opportunity to perform together for the master. But there were more surprises during this birthday celebration. It promised to be an unforgettable night. The programme consisted of: