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Dutch Masters

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Dutch National Opera and BalletWaterlooplein 22, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
2016 September 14 20:15, September 16 20:15, September 17 20:15, September 22 20:15, September 24 20:15, September 25 14:00

Toer van Schayk’s 80th birthday

As a tribute to Toer van Schayk, who will be 80 in September, Dutch National Ballet is presenting Dutch Masters, a programme of three masterpieces from the repertoire of the three ‘Vans’: Toer van Schayk, Hans van Manen and Rudi van Dantzig.

Dutch Masters: the three ‘Vans’

In 1971, Rudi van Dantzig, who was then artistic director of Dutch National Ballet, commissioned dancer Toer van Schayk to choreograph his first work. One year later, Hans van Manen, who had been with Nederlands Dans Theater up to then, also created his first work for the company. Together, they put Dutch National Ballet on the world map in the seventies and eighties, and laid the foundations for what soon became known internationally as the ‘Dutch School’. At the same time, Toer van Schayk grew to become one of the leading set and costume designers of the Netherlands.

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