Netherlands Dance Theater

Nederlands Dans Theater originated in 1959 when 22 people broke free from the Nederlands Ballet. These rebels were impassioned by dance and the desire to give it a style all their own. Under the direction of Carel Birnie and Benjamin Harkarvy they steadily built a different repertoire of modern dance. Fifty years later Nederlands Dans Theater has become one of the leading dance companies in the world. A rich repertoire has been built up with works from master choreographers Jiří Kylián and Hans van Manen, as well as from resident choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, associate choreographers Crystal Pite and Johan Inger and many other guest choreographers like Ohad Naharin, Nacho Duato and William Forsythe. Under the direction of artistic director Jim Vincent, Nederlands Dans Theater attracts full houses world-wide.
Through the years, but particularly in its hey-day under former artistic director Jiří Kylián, Nederlands Dans Theater has done pioneering work in contemporary dance. Ballets originally made for Nederlands Dans Theater are still danced all over the world. Numerous dancers and choreographers that once started with the company have set up their own dance companies world-wide. This is how Nederlands Dans Theater’s influence spreads further and further.
While cherishing what has been built up, Nederlands Dans Theater looks to the future. Jim Vincent wants to strengthen the connection between dance and society, which he does by programming in such a way that the performance becomes a complete experience for the public. Besides, it is important to Vincent to expose dance to influences from other art disciplines, to break new ground together.
Nederlands Dans Theater has two companies, with two generations of dancers.
Nederlands Dans Theater I
The big company was founded in 1959 and consists of thirty dancers. They vary in age from 23 to 42 and each one of them excels in their solo qualities. These phenomenal dancers and the multifaceted repertoire they bring to the stage attract full houses all over the world.
Nederlands Dans Theater II
The company was founded in 1978 for young upcoming talent with an astonishing technique and endless energy and currently consists of sixteen dancers up to the age of 23. Nederlands Dans Theater II is a revolutionary breeding ground of talent and dances repertoire of established choreographers and new creations by upcoming choreography talents.

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Persons

  • Albaret, Chloé
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Alvis, Shannon
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Amade, Celia
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Arias, Bryan
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Barton, Aszure
    Classical Ballet / Choreographer
  • Benquet, Karyn
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Blazquez, Marco
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Boons, Astrid
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Bustinduy, Lydia
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Cerrudo, Alejandro
    Classical Ballet / Choreographer
  • Conway, Brett
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Ekman, Alexander
    Classical Ballet / Choreographer
  • Fernandes, César Faria
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Forsythe, William
    Contemporary dance / Choreographer
  • Garcia, Yolanda Martin
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Goecke, Marco
    Classical Ballet / Choreographer
  • Hasler, Aram
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Hendriksen, Silas
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Herrmann, Anna
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Horečna, Natalia
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Horita, Chiaki
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Inger, Johan
    Classical Ballet / Choreographer
  • Kahlon, Or
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Kylián, Jiří
    Classical Ballet / Choreographer
  • Lightfoot, Paul
    Classical Ballet / Choreographer
  • Lou, Menghan
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Magadan, Fernando Hernando
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Mancuso, Carolina
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Manen, Hans van
    Classical Ballet / Choreographer
  • Martínez, Marina Mascarell
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • McGregor, Wayne
    Classical Ballet / Choreographer
  • Meek, Jamy
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Milev, Georgi
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Miller, Amanda
    Classical Ballet / Choreographer
  • Murphy, Sarah
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Myers, Heather
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Naharin, Ohad
    Classical Ballet / Choreographer
  • Nozal, Jorge
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Opstal, Myrthe van
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Opstal, Marne van
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Pérez, Iván
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Pite, Crystal
    Classical Ballet / Choreographer
  • Poel, Roger Van der
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Reynolds, Sarah
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Roger, Quentin
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Santia, Dominic
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Scaglia, Valentina
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Scharafali, Parvaneh
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Theberge, Spenser
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Tibbs, Gerald
    Classical Ballet / Artistic Director
  • Timulak, Lukáš
    Classical Ballet / Choreographer
  • Tookey, Rupert
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Trostyanetskaya, Arina
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Valdbauer, Anton
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Walerski, Medhi
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Wang, Jianhui
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Wu, Meng-Ke
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Yuasa, Ema
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Zorzetto, Bastien
    Classical Ballet / Dancer