The Hans van Manen Festival was staged by The Dutch National Ballet to celebrate the work of choreographer Hans van Manen for his 75th birthday. International guest artists from companies such as the Kirov Ballet, and Nederlands Dans Theater, joined Dutch National Ballet to perform some of van Manen's most celebrated ballets.
This gala event includes stunning performances from internationally renowned ballerinas Uliana Lopatkina, Lucia Lacarra and the brightest stars of Dutch dance including Larissa Lezhnina and Igone de Jongh of Dutch National Ballet and the young talent of Nederlands Dans Theater.
Recorded at Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam, with behind the scenes footage and interviews.
ADAGIO HAMMERKLAVIERPerformed by Dutch National Ballet: Natalia Hoffmann, Larissa Lezhnina, Tam�s Nagy, Anna Tsygankova, Jozef Varga, Artem YachmennikovMusic by Beethoven
SIMPLE THINGSPerformed by Nederlands Dans Theater II :Celia Amade, Nina Botkay, Javier Monzon, Roger van Der PoelMusic by Guy Klusevsek and Alan Bern, Josef Haydn and Peteris Vasks
TROIS GNOSSIENNESPerformed by the Kirov Ballet: Uliana Lopatkina, Ivan Kozlov,.Music by Erik Satie
Performed by Bayerisches Staatsballett: Lucia Lacarra, Alen Bottaini Music by Astor Piazzolla; Performed live by Carel Kraayenhof y su Sexteto Canyengue
Interviews: Hans Van Manen and eminent performers
TWILIGHTPerformed by Dutch National Ballet: Igone de Jongh, Alexander Zhembrovskyy. Music by John Cage
Igone de Jongh
Choreography by Hans van Manen
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