• 4 Jul. '17

    High French honour for Hans van Manen

    Photo: Bibi Neuray
    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.
  • 18 Sep. '18

    Research on musical mobility in the Lowlands

    Dutch Performing Arts and Flanders Arts Institute took the initiative to closely investigate the musical mobility in the Lowlands: What opportunities are there for Belgian artists to perform in the Netherlands and vice versa? And what room or need is there for improvement?
  • 22 Aug. '18

    Call for proposals: Classical:NEXT 2019

    The call for proposals for Classical:NEXT 2019 is now open.
  • 21 Aug. '18

    Recap of inJazz 2018: Lingua Franca Ensemble

    In June this year Dutch Performing Arts commissioned a special Dutch World Stage at networking and showcase festival inJazz, in collaboration with World Music Forum NL. Four Dutch acts presented themselves to an audience of Dutch and international music lovers and presenters. How do they look back on their performance? And what does the future hold for them?
  • 14 Aug. '18

    For residents of Egypt, Morocco, Russia, and Turkey: Apply for ISPA´s Netherlands Fellowship Programme 2019

    Following our earlier call, ISPA offers an additional place in the Netherlands Fellowship Programme, supported by Dutch Performing Arts. The programme provides access to ISPA's extensive international network of arts professionals to mid-career leaders from the performing arts community. This call is open to residents of Egypt, Morocco, Russia, and Turkey.
  • 13 Aug. '18

    Recap of inJazz 2018: Tabanka

    In June this year Dutch Performing Arts commissioned a special Dutch World Stage at networking and showcase festival inJazz, in collaboration with World Music Forum NL. Four Dutch acts presented themselves to an audience of Dutch and international music lovers and presenters. How do they look back on their performance? And what does the future hold for them?
  • 9 Aug. '18

    Call for applications: International exchange hosted by ASSITEJ Germany

    ASSITEJ Germany invites every ASSITEJ centre to nominate one director from their country to take part in Directors in TYA – An International Exchange.
  • 8 Aug. '18

    Thinking about going to PAMS 2018?

    Are you a Netherlands-based maker in field of theatre or dance, or (artistic) director/ representative of a Dutch theatre or dance company, and thinking about going to Performing Arts Market in Seoul (PAMS) 2018? Then you could get a contribution for your visit.
  • 2 Aug. '18

    Recap of inJazz 2018: Shishani & Namibian Tales

    In June this year Dutch Performing Arts commissioned a special Dutch World Stage at networking and showcase festival inJazz, in collaboration with World Music Forum NL. Four Dutch acts presented themselves to an audience of Dutch and international music lovers and presenters. How do they look back on their performance? And what does the future hold for them?
  • 31 Jul. '18

    Open call for poductions: ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2019

    ASSITEJ Norway and the Sand festival are on a worldwide search for interesting productions for a young audience. They're hosting next year's ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering in Kristiansand, Norway on 2-7 September 2019.
  • 27 Jul. '18

    Invitation to K-PAP 2019

    ASSITEJ invites 15 performing arts professionals (such as artistic directors, presenters and promoters) to K-PAP 2019.
  • 20 Jul. '18

    Summer update Going Dutch: Jazz from the Netherlands

    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. Check out our overview of upcoming gigs.
  • 13 Jul. '18

    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.
  • 11 Jun. '18

    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 Jun. '18

    Dutch artists confirmed for Reeperbahn festival

    The first Dutch artists have been confirmed for the Reeperbahn Festival, Europe’s biggest club festival.
  • 30 May. '18

    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. '18

    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. '18

    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. '18

    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. '18

    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. '18

    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.
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