Hans van Manen Festival

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A festival to celebrate the 90th birthday of master choreographer Hans van Manen.

Hans van Manen Festival

About Hans van Manen Festival

A festival to celebrate the 90th birthday of master choreographer Hans van Manen with a cross section of his extensive oeuvre. In this festival, the Ballet Orchestra works together with several companies, including the National Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater 1 and 2, Introdans, the Marijinski Ballet from Saint Petersburg, the Wiener Staatsballett and the Ballet am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg.

Playtime: 15 june - 19 june

Locations: Amsterdam

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Hans van Manen Festival

Amsterdam, 20:15 h

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Amsterdam, 20:15 h

Amsterdam, 20:15 h

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Amsterdam, 20:15 h

Amsterdam, 20:15 h

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Amsterdam, 20:15 h

Amsterdam, 14:00 h

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Amsterdam, 14:00 h

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Hans van Manen (Nieuwer-Amstel, 1932) is internationally recognized as one of the great masters of contemporary ballet. He has created more than 150 ballets, including his works for television, all bearing his unmistakable signature. The great clarity in structure as well as the refined simplicity of his choreographies earned him the nickname ‘Mondrian of the dance’.

Introdans dances the gem Polish Pieces from the extensive oeuvre of Hans van Manen

Polish Pieces

Polish Pieces is definitely one of Hans van Manen’s most vibrant and colourful works. Set to the powerful music of Górecki, the maestro has twelve dancers in brightly coloured leotards storm across the stage in constantly changing combinations and a fantastically clear play of lines. The group sections are tightly composed, energetic and pulsating, while the duets ratchet up the tension even higher.

“The dancers race over the stage, as fresh and invigorating as an autumn storm.”

Theaterkrant on Polish Pieces by Hans van Manen

Credits

Polish Pieces

Choreography | Hans van Manen
Assistant to the choreographer | Mea Venema
Music | Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Concert for orchestra and piano, Allegro Molto en Three Pieces in Old Style, part 2, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra led by Agnieska Duczmal, piano Anna Gorecka
Costume design | Keso Dekker
Costumes made by | Nelly van de Velden
Lighting design | Joop Caboort
Duration | ± 21 minutes
World premiere | 23 February 1995, Nederlands Dans Theater
Introdans premiere | 20 September 2003, Arnhem (part of), 26 December 2012, Arnhem (full version)

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