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Works of Van Manen selected for The Golden Mask

31 March 2015



The famous Mariinsky Theater has been selected for the festival The Golden Mask, a Russian theatre festival established in 1994 by the Theatre Union of Russia. The Russian ballet company will perform a full evening Hans van Manen; the programme has been nominated for the award in the category 'ballet'. The award is given to productions in all genres of theatre art: drama, opera, ballet, operetta and musical, and puppet theatre. It presents the most significant performances from all over Russia in Moscow in the spring of each year. The president of the award is Russian actor Georgi Taratorkin.


New creation for Ballett am Rhein

17 October 2014



That Hans van Manen now gives the Ballett am Rhein a world premiere, the first German company in over twenty years, is a genuine sensation which is crowned by one further detail: after Martin Schläpfer’s return to the stage as a dancer in 2012 for the Pas de deux The Old Man and Me, Hans van Manen will create a new piece for him and a small ensemble of members of the Ballett am Rhein – a world premiere which opens on 17 October 2014 another new page in the history of a special friendship: Hans van Manen and Martin Schläpfer.

Alltag | choreography Hans van Manen | music Adagio aus der Klaviersonate op. 1 Nr. 4 C-Dur by Manuel Blasco de Nebra, Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Schubert and Gustav Mahler | set and costumes Keso Dekker


The Dutch National Ballet dances Fantasia

11 October 2014



With Fantasia Hans van Manen adds an already existing work to the repertoire of Dutch National Ballet – a repertoire that contains numbers of many of wonderful ballets by this master choreographer. One of those is Solo, based on the music of Bach’s First Partita for Solo Violin. Here’s what one of the dancers had to say about that piece: “Hans doesn’t use Bach. He feels Bach. He has made many of the details, nuances and passages that are hidden within the score more visible."


Introdans dances Andante and Polish Pieces

20 September 2014


In MEESTERSCHAP Introdans showcases two works of maestro Hans van Manen. Andante, set to music by Mozart, is one of Van Manen’s famous ‘ballets for two’. This is a genre at which the choreographer, winner of the internationally famed Benois de la Danse in 2013, excels.

In the dazzling Polish Pieces, the master choreographer applies his characteristic clear movement language and wonderful play of line to a piece for twelve dancers who storm across the stage in ever-changing combinations to the pulsating music of Henryk MikoŇāaj Górecki. The striking, brightly coloured costumes in Polish Pieces were created by the designer Keso Dekker.

To be seen In the Dutch theatres from 20 September 2014 until 28 January 2015.