The world-famous fashion designer Jan Taminiau, who concentrates on customised fashions for a select group of clients, including Máxima and Lady Gaga, is designing the costumes for a new duet by Ernst Meisner. The duet will be performed by principal dancer Igone de Jongh and the young talented Dutch/Canadian dancer Martin ten Kortenaar. It is the first time that Meisner and Taminiau have worked together. Meisner, former dancer with The Royal Ballet and Dutch National Ballet, has been the artistic coordinator of Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company since 2013.

The duet is part of TRANSATLANTIC :
presented from Saturday 11 to Sunday 26 June 2016 in Dutch National Opera & Ballet, in Amsterdam, as part of the Holland Festival 2016.

The two world premieres in Transatlantic are by Meisner and the young Brit George Williamson (25). Dutch National Ballet is also dancing the European premiere of Justin Peck’s Year of the Rabbit to music by singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens. The programme is completed by a revival of the internationally acclaimed ballet Overture (2013) by artistic associate David Dawson (Berlin).