Dance all year round!

Without dance in the Netherlands no Nederlandse Dansdagen.

The Nederlandse Dansdagen is more than a 7-day festival, we are available all year round for the dance field, the dance enthusiast and the dance explorer.

On this page you will find an overview of all Dutch premiere moments of dance performances and festivals that celebrate dance!

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FRAME | DansBlok

FRAME is a duet about finding balance and discovering each other's boundaries. Who speaks and how do you listen? Can you trust each other, support each other and when do you dare to let go? Inevitable questions when you're confronted with someone else in one space, in one conversation.
10 JUN
Forsythe festival | William Forsythe

If one choreographer has influenced and guided the development of contemporary dance, it is William Forsythe. The traditional logic and dynamics of ballet have been turned upside down by him. Dutch National Ballet is proud to present a program featuring three of his masterpieces for the first time: The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Pas/Parts 2018 and the Dutch premiere of the internationally acclaimed Blake Works l.
15 JUN
Igone in Carré | Igone de Jongh

After the success of last year's edition, Igone de Jongh will once again present her own dance gala in Royal Theatre Carré. From 15 to 18 June, the theater will be dedicated to everything that inspires the former prima ballerina. It will be a unique show with contributions of talent from all over. Among others, choreographer duo and dancers Sasha Riva and Simone Repele, The United Ukrainian Ballet and young piano talent David Kooi, will shine in Carré.
17 JUN
JAZZCAFÉ | Tappin-It Collective

Sometimes it is better not to know what is going to happen and to face the unknown with open arms. In the swinging dream-reality of J A Z Z C A F É, the sky is the limit and musical guests come together to shake off the daily grind of the rigid outside world. Music is made, danced, eaten and drunk. The sheet music is thrown on the fire and the script is put in the blender. They will play the piano with their noses, drink wine from a saxophone, sing songs backwards and tap dance on the ceiling. Because: those who cannot improvise will not survive. Never. In a combination of tap, mime, live music, object percussion, pole dancing and roller skating, Tappin-It Collective takes you into a whirlwind of physical musicality in a performance about freedom, about rules and how to break them.
22 JUN
End of Season | Introdans

At Introdans, the summer really starts with the performance End of Season: the festive conclusion of the dance season. True to tradition, Introdans always presents a sultry and diverse program full of highlights and new works in June. This year too, the roof can be taken off with a dazzling performance. In addition to a look back at the 2022-2023 season, there is also the Introdans premiere of SH-BOOM! by choreography duo Paul Lightfoot and Sol León. A light and airy work full of humor with which your summer period starts wonderfully.


16 SEP
Four Temperaments | HNB

The Nationale Ballet opens the season with Four Temperaments, in which four choreographers from different generations use dance to express their own unique voices. What binds them is that all four explicitly enter into dialogue with the music they use. In addition to world premieres by Ted Brandsen and Juanjo Arqués, Four Temperaments includes key works from the oeuvres of George Balanchine and Hans van Manen, in which both master choreographers ingeniously reveal musical details and nuances.


18 OKT
ATMEN | Nicole Beutler Projects

In ATMEN you will be taken to a future in which the theater is overgrown by nature. In the damp and vibrating depths, the earth h as taken over its place . A wild promise of a reality that is still unimaginable takes shape gradually . Earth is finally catching its breath and becoming a pulsating post - apocalyptic paradise full of life. Fragments of romantic nature songs echo from the shadows. Hybrid creatures emerge in the moonlight. In this immersive visual performance, we are on our way to a new balanc
28 OKT
WE, the EYES | Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten – ICK Dans Amsterdam

Who are we? How do we live after collapsing certainties? In WE, the EYES, the survivors after a devastating fire are searching for true life, for connection with their instincts, intuition and with each other. The group makes its way from total darkness to the light, to new forms of existence, life and identity. Somewhere there seems to be fire. How can they play lustily with the fire again without burning up? How do they balance between fatalism and hope, between end times and future, between burning down and building up, between breath and breathlessness?


10 | HNB

This season, Het Nationale Ballet's Junior Company is celebrating both its tenth anniversary and that of artistic coordinator Ernst Meisner with an extra festive touring programme. This includes three entirely new creations plus a work that will be danced by the Juniors for the first time, and Valse Fantaisie, a classical-romantic jewel by master choreographer George Balanchine that is as light-hearted as it is demanding.


Oedipus Rex / Antigone | HNB

Crime and punishment take center stage in this diptych of Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex (1927) and the world premiere of Samy Moussa's Antigone (2020). The worlds of classical tragedy, contemporary dance and 20th- and 21st-century music converge in this new production by Britain's top choreographer and director Wayne McGregor.
30 MAA
Dancing Dutch | HNB

Dancing Dutch brings together four choreographers who, despite their different origins, are all rooted in our country and celebrated their first great successes here. For the first time, Het Nationale Ballet dances a creation by Jiří Kylián, the choreographer who gave Nederlands Dans Theater over thirty years of international success. In addition, this program includes a masterpiece by the Netherlands' best-known choreographer, Hans van Manen, and premiere ballets by Associate Artist David Dawson and Young Creative Associate Milena Sidorova.


15 JUN
Stravinsky Sprookjes | HNB

Not only is he the most important classical-ballet choreographer of our time, St. Petersburg-born Alexei Ratmansky is also one of the greatest critics of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. After rehearsing his Giselle last year with the hastily formed United Ukrainian Ballet in The Hague, Het Nationale Ballet now presents two of his most successful and imaginative ballets: his dazzling Firebird and the European premiere of the poetic The Fairy's Kiss. Both set to the magisterial music of Igor Stravinsky.
28 JUN
Gala | HNB

Following the lavish celebration of the sixtieth anniversary in June 2022, Het Nationale Ballet will once again present a grand, dazzling gala performance at the end of the 2023/2024 season. More than 250 dancers will make their appearance at this special event, which will have an extra festive touch because of two special anniversaries.

De Nederlandse Dansdagen worden mogelijk gemaakt door:

Partner Minocw Partner - Provincie Limburg Partner - Gemeente Maastricht elisabeth strouven fonds logo staand Partner - Fonds 21 logo Vrienden Loterij fonds logo kunstbende21 Partner Cultuurmakers Maastricht Partner Kanunnik Salden nieuwenhof Partner stichting Clemens Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds logo Partner - Vrienden van de NDD Partner - Zwaan Partner - Proeftuin Dans Partner - Theater aan het Vrijthof