September 2020

Dancing apart together

Double bill Hedendaags ballet
17 19 20 22 26 27 29 September

With many new creations by young choreographers and work by top choreographers such as Hans van Manen and David Dawson, the opening production of the new season forms a unique collage. Born from limitations but also from new possibilities in today's world, Dancing Apart Together lets you experience the rich and pure simplicity of ballet today. In a theatre that has reopened again after a long time, and at a safe distance!

Live

Double bill
17 19 26 27 29 September

Only 4 performances Of the more than 125 ballets Hans van Manen has created so far, Live is without doubt the most legendary. Van Manen created it in 1979 and since then the choreography for a female dancer and a cameraman, with a male dancer at the end, has touched tens of thousands of people. An iconic ballet that, through the use of live video footage, almost seems to have been created for this time.   */

October 2020

La Bayadère

Ballet Klassieker Drama
13 15 17 20 21 23 24 25 27 31 October

Due to the current measures against the further spread of the coronavirus, this production by Dutch National Ballet will unfortunately not be able to go ahead this autumn. Read more information here: operaballet.nl/corona-update

Back to ballet – classic

klassiek ballet Balanchine Marius Petipa
13 15 17 24 25 October

Back to Ballet - the classic edition takes us back to the core of classical ballet, where the dancers find solid ground as they return to the stage. In timeless and compelling ballets with heart-stealing leading roles, including Le Corsaire, Swan Lake and Paquita, our dancers can once again shine!

Back to Ballet – contemporary

modern ballet Juanjo Arques Forsythe
21 23 27 31 October

Our dancers are back. And how! In Back to Ballet - the contemporary edition, their resilience splashes off the stage. They dance as though they have never been gone. On the programme: MANOEUVRE, a brand-new ballet by Young Creative Associate Juanjo Arqués, and the intriguing Pas/Parts 2018 by groundbreaking choreographer William Forsythe.  

November 2020

La Bayadère

Ballet Klassieker Drama
01 03 November

Due to the current measures against the further spread of the coronavirus, this production by Dutch National Ballet will unfortunately not be able to go ahead this autumn. Read more information here: operaballet.nl/corona-update

Back to ballet – classic

klassiek ballet Balanchine Marius Petipa
01 03 09 11 November

Back to Ballet - the classic edition takes us back to the core of classical ballet, where the dancers find solid ground as they return to the stage. In timeless and compelling ballets with heart-stealing leading roles, including Le Corsaire, Swan Lake and Paquita, our dancers can once again shine!

Back to Ballet – contemporary

modern ballet Juanjo Arques Forsythe
06 08 15 November

Our dancers are back. And how! In Back to Ballet - the contemporary edition, their resilience splashes off the stage. They dance as though they have never been gone. On the programme: MANOEUVRE, a brand-new ballet by Young Creative Associate Juanjo Arqués, and the intriguing Pas/Parts 2018 by groundbreaking choreographer William Forsythe.  

Dorian

Ballet Hiphop Wereldpremière
11 15 17 19 November

Due to the current measures against the further spread of the coronavirus, this production by Dutch National Ballet will unfortunately not be able to go ahead this autumn. Read more information here: operaballet.nl/corona-update  

December 2020

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Ballet Classic Family
09 10 12 13 16 18 21 23 24 26 27 29 30 31 December

Because of the overwhelming success in 2019, The Nutcracker & The Mouse King will return in 2020.

January 2021

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Ballet Classic Family
01 02 January

Because of the overwhelming success in 2019, The Nutcracker & The Mouse King will return in 2020.

February 2021

Onegin

Ballet Classic Drama
09 11 12 13 16 18 19 21 24 28 February

John Cranko created one of the greatest love dramas in ballet history. Early love and broken hearts in an incredible choreographic richness make Onegin at least as compelling as Giselle and Swan Lake.

March 2021

Dorian

Ballet Hiphop Wereldpremière
02 03 07 11 16 17 19 March

Due to the current measures against the further spread of the coronavirus, this production by Dutch National Ballet will unfortunately not be able to go ahead this autumn. Read more information here: operaballet.nl/corona-update  

Oedipus Rex / From ‘Antigone’

Opera Ballet stravinsky
10 12 14 16 18 21 23 27 March

Ballet and opera together in a world premiere Opera and ballet join forces for this new production of Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex. In this unique artistic collaboration, the British choreographer and director Wayne McGregor bridges the world of classical tragedy with the language of contemporary ballet and 20th- and 21st-century music. Composer Samy Moussa wrote a penetrating and poignant response to Stravinsky’s masterpiece.

April 2021

Cinderella

Ballet Fairy Tale
02 03 07 10 11 April

This season’s must-see, Cinderella whisks you away to a world of charm and laughter, entrancing dance and a dash of magic, bringing the classic fairy tale back to life for a new generation. A spectacular ballet performance the whole family will enjoy. 

June 2021

The Dutch School

Ballet Modern Wereldpremière
12 15 18 22 24 25 26 June

The Dutch School offers a perfect sampler of the best that Dutch dance has achieved: dance that puts simplicity, clarity, musicality and the expressive qualities of the individual dancer at the forefront. It invites you to experience an incredibly wide range of vibes and emotions. In The Dutch School, you will meet choreographers who made an important contribution to Dutch National Ballet: master choreographer Hans van Manen, associate artist David Dawson and three young choreographers, Wubkje Kuindersma, Remi Wortmeyer and Ernst Meisner, who are creating together a world premiere for The Dutch School.