Dutch National Ballet presents

New Moves 2020

This show was to been seen in May 2020


The government’s temporary decision to ban events and gatherings until 1 June 2020, in order to combat the spread of the coronavirus, means that Dutch National Opera & Ballet will be closed until that date. Read more information here: operaballet.nl/corona-update

Under Artistic Director Ted Brandsen, Dutch National Ballet has made a commitment to investing in the development of choreographic talent. New Moves is an annual dance event organised since Brandsen's appointment in 2003 to give company members a chance to develop their choreographic potential.

In the 1970s Dutch National Ballet became the first company in the country to organise choreography workshops giving dancers a chance to create their own ballets. At first held only sporadically and independent of the regular performances and rehearsals, later they evolved to become a fixture of the ballet season, under the title New Moves. Besides choreography, the dancers also work on set, costume and lighting design and organise catering and PR around the production, gaining first-hand experience of all the ins and outs of mounting a performance.


Choreographers of the future

As well as a chance to discover the choreographers of the future, New Moves also shows the dancers in a different light, giving them a unique opportunity to branch out to solo roles and explore other hidden talents and facets within themselves.


Discovery of talented new choreographers

New Moves has proved its success in recent years by launching the choreographic careers of a large number of company members, including Ted Brandsen, Krzysztof Pastor and David Dawson. Young creators like Juanjo Arqués, Daniela Cardim, Monique Duurvoort, Peter Leung, Ernst Meisner and Remi Wörtmeyer have been able to showcase themselves and their exciting, masterful, quirky and stirring works.



Choreographies Diverse choreografen