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Dance Open Festival will presents Hans van Manen

27 April 2014



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
  • Solo
  • Variations for two couples
  • Corps

New creation for the Dutch National Ballet

16 April 2014



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....

22 May 2013



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

3 March 2013



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