- Jul 04
High French honour for Hans van Manen
The French Ministry of Culture has conferred the distinction of Commandeur des Arts et Lettres on Hans van Manen, resident choreographer with Dutch National Ballet. Hans van Manen is the first Dutch performing artist to receive the highest possible state distinction in the field of art and letters in France.
The honour is conferred on people who have distinguished themselves through their artistic creativity and contributed to the influence of art in France or worldwide.The honour will be conferred on Hans van Manen this evening at the Montpellier Danse festival, where Dutch National Ballet is dancing works by Van Manen this evening and tomorrow evening.
Brigitte Lefèvre, director of the Festival de danse de Cannes and former director of the Paris Opera ballet company, will present the honour to Van Manen, in the presence of Jet Bussemaker, Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science.
Focus programme Hans van Manen at Montpellier Danse 2017
Dutch National Ballet is present at the 37th edition of the Montpellier Danse festival with two programmes consisting of only works by Hans van Manen. The company brings Adagio Hammerklavier, Two Gold Variations, Sarcasmen, Frank Bridge Variations and Metaforen. Before both performances on the 4th and 5th of July Van Manen’s Clog Dance will be performed by 30 amateur dancers from Montpellier. There is also a cinema programme showing the life and work of Hans van Manen.
The focus programme on Hans van Manen at Montpellier Danse is an initiative of Dutch Performing Arts and the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Paris, and part of Oh ! Pays-Bas and Dutch Performing Arts | en France.
Hans van Manen
Hans van Manen, resident choreographer with Dutch National Ballet, has to date, created more than 125 ballets performed by more than fifty companies worldwide. The international stars who have performed his ballets include Anthony Dowell, Marcia Haydée, Natalia Makarova and Rudolf Nureyev. In 2007 Hans Van Manen was made a Commander in the Order of the Netherlands Lion. In June 2013, he was appointed a patron of the National Ballet Academy (part of the Amsterdam School of the Arts).Van Manen received the Erasmus Award (2000) and the Golden Age Award (2013). Since January 2015 he is a member of the Dutch Academy for Arts. Recently his work was taken into the repertoire by both the Bolshoi Ballet and the Marijinski Ballet.
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March 31Classical:NEXT and Operadagen Rotterdam will both take place at the end of May. Dutch Performing Arts works closely together with these organisations to introduce and present (new) Dutch work, musicians and companies to international presenters from 22 - 28 May 2016.
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