The ND-Archive

Sjoerd Derine

Can be viewed online from September 30, 11:00 AM


The danceMuseum aims to highlight the rich cultural heritage of Dutch dance as a source of inspiration and innovation. In this context, this year we present the start of the ND Archive: an online heritage project for the collection and preservation of the Nederlandse Dansdagen.

Beginning with an index of all the prizes, performances, programmers, and committees who have participated in the festival over the past twenty-five years, the ND Archive aims to develop a comprehensive depot of press, image and audiovisual material for the purpose of preservation, documentation, and scientific research.

As the only festival in the Netherlands dedicated solely to Dutch dance, the ND Archive promises to be an invaluable and unique resource collection. It will provide record, not only of the history of the festival, but also paint a portrait of the ever-changing landscape of Dutch dance.

In addition, we present the following exhibitions and performances in museums where dance and movement as an art form are central:
Opening Space
Expositie Wil van der Laan
Spatial Studies, Astrid Boons



Roundtable Discussion: Heritage and Archiving
Saturday October 1, 15:30 – 17:00 hrs
Theater at the Vrijthof

During the festival, we will discuss the (added) value of heritage and archiving in a round table discussion. Various cultural organizations tell how they have tackled their own archiving and what problems they encountered. Join us, share your experiences and join the conversation.

Admission is free, registration is required and can be done here.

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 Partner - Vrienden van de NDD Partner - Zwaan Partner - Proeftuin Dans Partner - Theater aan het Vrijthof