Leo van Velzen
The Dutch Dance Festival makes use of the richness of its heritage in order to provide contemporary dance with a context and to help shape the dance of the future. Dutch dance is internationally famous for its innovative power, fantastic choreographers and dazzling dance climate. Maintaining the vitality of this climate is of crucial importance. The Dutch Dance Festival honours, encourages and promotes Dutch dance. Each year it presents interest- ing developments and offers a podium for premieres and innovative co-productions. The festival supports emerging talent with guidance and prizes, and makes use of new channels to connect makers with a new audience.