• 4 July

    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.
    Photo: Bibi Neuray
  • 13 July

    Open calls for international activities in Iran 2018-2019

    The Dramatic Arts Center of Iran (DAC) organises three international theatre festivals in different genres over the period of 2018-2019. Theatre managers and representatives are invited to submit performances.
  • 26 June

    Open call K3 residency program

    K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg provides three eight-month residencies to emerging choreographers who have produced some choreographic work of their own.
  • 11 June

    For choreographers: Apply now for the Aerowaves Twenty

    Dance network Aerowaves invites talented emerging choreographers based in Europe to apply for the Aerowaves Twenty.
  • 6 June

    Dutch artists confirmed for Reeperbahn festival

    The first Dutch artists have been confirmed for the Reeperbahn Festival, Europe’s biggest club festival.
  • 30 May

    Dutch Performing Arts | En France: Upcoming Events

    This coming summer there are several Dutch performances in the context of Dutch Performing Arts | En France.
  • 30 May

    Recap of Classical:NEXT 2018

    De Doelen and Dutch Performing Arts promoted the classical and contemporary music scene at the Dutch Pavilion during Classical:NEXT 2018 from 16 to 20 May at De Doelen in Rotterdam.
  • 30 May

    Update about activities Dutch Performing Arts

    Dutch Performing Arts promotes Dutch music, theatre and dance abroad. These animation and infographics provide an overview of our activities in 2017.
  • 30 May

    Thinking about going to Cinars & Mundial Montreal 2018?

    Are you a Dutch-based musician, composer or (artistic) director of a Dutch music ensemble and thinking about going to Cinars and/or Mundial Montreal?
  • 28 May

    Apply for ISPA's Dutch Fellowship Programme 2019

    The Netherlands Fellowship Program provides access to ISPA's extensive international network of arts professionals to mid-career leaders from the Netherlands' performing arts community.
  • 24 May

    Open Call Music Theatre Now 2018

    The Music Theatre Committee in International Theatre Institute invites makers of operas of all shapes and sizes, which were professionally produced in the past three years, to submit their works.
  • 9 April

    Open Call Seoul Street Arts Festival

    Seoul Street Arts Festival has an Open Call for its OFF programs.
  • 4 April

    Upcoming visitors programmes

    Dutch Performing Arts will continue its organisation of visitors programmes around and with some of the most important Dutch festivals in 2018, to highlight the huge variety of Dutch performers and companies.
  • 28 March

    Dutch contribution to the Prague Quadrennial

    Platform-Scenography is pleased to announce that the Netherlands will be represented by Julian Hetzel’s performance installation SELF at the Prague Quadrennial 2019.
  • 21 March

    Open Call Theatre503 Playwriting award

    The 2018 Theatre503 Playwriting Award is now open for entries until 31 March 2018. Theatre503 supports debut and emerging writers.
  • 19 March

    Open call for Pitch Session at 18th CINARS Biennale

    CINARS offers a unique opportunity to display a work in progress in front of presenters, artists and agents taking part in the CINARS Biennale in Montreal from 12-17 November, 2018.
  • 19 March

    Open Call Operation Music Theatre 2018

    The enrolment for Operation Music Theatre 2018 is open! Would you like to present your newest project to international bookers? This is your chance.
  • 5 March

    For artists: apply now to showcase at IPAY 2019

    Performing artists can now apply to perform at the International Performing Arts for Youth Showcase Festival 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 13 February

    Open Call SICK! Festival Commissions

    In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, SICK! Festival is offering two commissions of €4,500 for early- to mid-career artists based in the Netherlands.
  • 13 February

    Pitch New Works ISPA Congress Leeuwarden

    The International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) is now accepting applications for Pitch New Works, a forum for creators and presenters to promote their new performing arts projects that are in development, or that have recently premiered.
  • 1 February

    Going Dutch: jazz from the Netherlands 2018

    Dutch Performing Arts commissioned the Jazz Promotion Network (JPN) to coordinate the focus programme Going Dutch in 2017 and 2018 to support Dutch jazz musicians and/or groups to perform and tour in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
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