Carré's 'Evening of Ballet Music' presented by Igone
On the evening of Friday 4 November, Igone de Jongh is presenting the first edition of the Evening of Ballet Music in Koninklijk Theater Carré.
During the Evening of Ballet Music on 4 November, Dutch National Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Rowe, will be performing well-known music from Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, among other ballets. The evening will be completed by performances by the biggest dance companies of the Netherlands, Dutch National Ballet, Scapino Ballet and Introdans. Dutch National Ballet Orchestra will be seated in the ring of Carré, surrounded by the audience, creating a special intimate setting.
Igone de Jongh, principal dancer with Dutch National Ballet: “I think it’s great to be able to present this evening of wonderful music combined with top-level dance. I’m happy that the spotlights are now being trained on the music and the orchestra, which are important yet sometimes underexposed elements of every choreographic work and performance”.
Igone de Jongh
Igone de Jongh (Haarlem) started out as an aspirant with Dutch National Ballet in 1996. In seven years, she went through all the ranks to be promoted to principal in 2003, when she was just 24.
Igone trained at the National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam and The Royal Ballet School in London. During her training, she won the Arnold Haskell Award, and later the Incentive Prize 2002 from Stichting Dansersfonds ’79 and the Alexandra Radius Prize in 2003. The magazine Dance Europe placed her in the top 100 international dancers in 2012. Last September, she celebrated her 20th anniversary with Dutch National Ballet.