Ballet performed to majestic, sweeping compositions


Hans van Manen, Toer van Schayk,
Wubkje Kuindersma / Ernst Meisner / Remi Wörtmeyer
Het Nationale Ballet

Although they weren’t written for that purpose originally, Ludwig von Beethoven’s compositions lend themselves to dance. 250 years after his birth the Dutch National Ballet is performing two existing masterpieces from leading Dutch choreographers and one premiere accompanied by Beethoven’s music. Hans van Manen’s Grosse Fuge is still one of his most highly acclaimed and often performed ballets. Toer van Schayk’s lively and playful choreography for Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, too, will be returning to the stage. Young choreographers Wubkje Kuindersma, Ernst Meisner and Remi Wörtmeyer each created one part of The Creatures of Prometheus.


Grosse Fuge
choreography, costume
Hans van Manen
J.P. Vroom
7e Symfonie
choreography, costume, set
Toer van Schayk
Jan Hofstra, Toer van Schayk
Wubkje Kuindersma, Ernst Meisner, Remi Wörtmeyer
set, costume
Tatyana van Walsum
Carlo Cerr
Willem Bruls
Ludwig van Beethoven
performed by
Het Nationale Ballet
music performed by
Het Balletorkest
conducted by
Marzio Conti

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