Ballet Gala Stichting Dansersfonds ‘79
The twentieth Gala by Stichting Dansersfonds ’79 will take place on Monday 13 November 2017. This year, the Gala is dedicated to Hans van Manen, resident choreographer with Dutch National Ballet. The master choreographer, who has put a unique mark on Dutch dance, is celebrating his 85th birthday this year.
At the Gala, Dutch National Ballet principals Igone de Jongh and Marijn Rademaker will dance the iconic and most often danced pas de deux by Hans van Manen, Sarcasm. In the piece, the two dancers try to maintain the pretence that they have no interest in each other whatsoever, whilst everything they do is focused on their partner. The dancers are joined on stage by a pianist who plays Cinq Sarcasmes, opus 17 by Sergei Prokofiev.
The Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company will also be appearing at the Gala.