Stichtin Hans van Manen
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Van Manen receives four stars in Financial Times
Hans Van Manen programme, Mariinsky II, St. Petersburg
- by Laura Capelle, FINANCIAL TIMES
The Dutch choreographer's austere aestethics strikes a chord with the Mariinsky Ballet
Hans van Manen is often forgotten in the line of 20-th century masters who have shaped neoclassical ballet, from Balanchine to MacMillan. Yet the Dutch choreographer, now 81, may be the one the Mariinsky Ballet can embrace with most ease.
As the company tackled its first all-Van Manen programme over the weekend, his ascetic style and musicality found a ready echo among the Russian dancers.
(...) This new relationship with Van Manen is a fruitful development for the Mariinsky, which has lacked artistic focus lately; the company would do well to devote more resources to it.
Dance Open Festival will presents Hans van Manen
At the Alexandrinsky Theater in St. Petersburg (RU) repertory of Hans van Manen will be danced on 27 April. The Dance Open Festival will present the following ballets:
- Dances with harp
- Trois Gnossiennes
- Variations for two couples
New creation for the Dutch National Ballet
Hans van Manen is creating a new choreography for the Dutch National Ballet. As part of the program Dutch Doubles he is collaborating with the young, talented harpist Remy van Kesteren. The new work Dances with Harp is set to the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, Frederic Mompou, Johann Sebastian Bach en Carlos Micháns.
To be seen from 16 April 2014 until 8 May 2014 | Nationale Opera & Ballet | Amsterdam
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.