Posted 11 March 2003 - 12:39 AM
Posted 11 March 2003 - 11:47 AM
The DNB is first and foremost a classical ballet company. This has been a clear choice from the start by founding director Sonia Gaskell and has been continued by her successors Rudi Van Dantzig, who brought the company's standard to an international level, and most recently Wayne Eagling, who vastly expanded the repertory. They have most of the great classics in the repertory as well as a lot of early 20th century ballets and Balanchine. At the same time the company has been giving a lot of attention to what they call the "avant-garde", with a strong emphasis on contemporary Dutch choreography. It is an eclectic repertory, but I don't think it has much to do with the various origins of the dancers. It's a definite choice. Funnily enough this variety in the repertory has been causing a lot of trouble, especially to Wayne Eagling, who is for some too classically-minded (and nicknamed Mr. Swan Lake, although he didn't bring Swan Lake to the DNB), for others too much involved with the avant-garde, and for others again, unable to make a clear artistic decision as in which direction to continue.
Eagling will be succeeded by Ted Brandsen, one of the Dutch talents Eagling himself brought to the fore, this summer.
Posted 11 March 2003 - 01:26 PM
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Posted 27 March 2003 - 03:17 AM
Program : Live by Hans van Manen, The Grey Area by David Dawson and several pas de deux from Krzysztof Pastor's Kurt Weill.
Okay, not exactly NY...
Posted 15 December 2003 - 01:58 AM
another very nice DUTCH male dancer is joining the company AGAIN: Boris de Leeuw. He stopped for four years and now he is back again. He studied at the Royal Concervatory in The Haque. He is a principal.
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