20 January 2022
We are ready! #opencultuur

Art is like oxygen to the mind. No one can do without it. That is precisely why the lack of this is increasing every day. We miss the inspiration, sparkle and emotion.

As performing artists, we have done everything we can for almost two years to stay moving and visible. Our audience is too important to us. Despite all the limitations, we managed to reach the spectators in all kinds of creative ways.
But it stops now. The rack is out.

Adjustment is becoming increasingly difficult due to the varying measures with hardly any preparation time. We ask for clarity. Not forward and back. But a clear script to be able to perform again step by step for full halls.

We have long proven that this can be done safely. It is now up to you to show that you take us seriously as performing artists. We are ready, are you?


18 October 2021
Taste the culture during Museumnacht Maastricht

22 October 2021: Art Appetizer

Mark 'Save the Night' in your calendar on Friday 22 October 2021, because that's the night we finally return to the city with a tasteful Art Night Out. More than 10 art venues will open their doors and bring the world of art back to life – after dark! With one single ticket you can enjoy an intimate evening filled with art, theater, dance, film, live music and more. 

3 October 2021
Toer van Schayk is the first to receive the Dance pin

Choreographer, visual artist and guest of honor of the Dutch Dance Days 2021, Toer van Schayk, received the first Dansspeld last night during the Dutch Dance Day Gala in Maastricht as a sign of recognition for the knowledge, wisdom and idiosyncrasy that he has contributed to the dance field for decades. A jewel for dance, for a jewel for dance, as a symbol of continuity and marking our cultural memory.

The jewelery maker and designer is Trudi van Schaik.

3 October 2021
Supervisory Board welcomes new chairman and vice-chairman!

The Nederlandse Dansdagen appoints Mavis Carrilho as new chairman and Ahmed Marcouch as vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board. Outgoing chairman Ton Rombouts and vice-chairman Wil Rutten receive a Sign of Merit for the city of Maastricht.

2 October 2021
Dance prizes 2021 have been awarded!

A Golden Swan for Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten, Swans for 'De Panter' and dancer Chloé Albaret and Dalton Jansen and Honey Eavis crowned winners of the prizes Dutch Dance Days 2021.

30 September 2021
New prize for youth dance
In 2020, the entire youth dance field initiated a conversation about how to recognize the growing importance of youth dance. The desire to create a prize for this has been alive for some time. In 2022, the time has finally come.
22 Juli 2021
New collaborations Virtual Residences 2021

The Nederlandse Dansdagen is proud to announce that it is entering into a special collaboration with three partners in talent development in the context of the Virtual Residences project. Moving Futures, Korzo and PLAN Talentontwikkeling Brabant each nominate one or more makers from the group of choreographers they support, who will create a new, online work for the festival in 2021 for this special project.

24 May 2021
Romee van de Meent and Rutkay Özpinar about Dans met mij

Justin de Jager, Redouan Ait Chitt and Sedrig Verwoert previously told us how they experienced their participation in the NTR program Dance with me. We also asked Romee van de Meent and Rutkay Ozpinar about their participation in Dance with me. How did they experience it? And what meaning do they attach to the statement Dance with me.

29 April 2021
Press release Nederlandse Dansdagen 2021

It's official, the Nederlandse Dansdagen 2021 are coming! In and from Maastricht, online and offline. The dance festival in the Netherlands that you absolutely cannot and do not want to miss.

22 April 2021
Redouan Ait Chitt and Sedrig Verwoert about 'Dans met mij'

In the last episode of the series, Jan Kooijman talks to two acquaintances of the Dutch Dance Days, Redouan Ait Chitt (Redo) and Sedrig Verwoert. We asked them a few questions about Dance with me.

15 March 2021
Sign you up to become jury of The Prize of the Dutch Dance Festival Maastricht

The Dutch Dance Festival is looking for professionals from the cultural sector to strengthen the jury panel of the Prize of the Dutch Dance Festival Maastricht. Do you work in the cultural sector? And would you like to use your expertise and knowledge in the field of dance to offer promising choreographers an opportunity to create new and innovative work? Then we are looking for you.

3 March 2021
Digital Dance Talks: A conversation with the sub-sector

In 2020 the Digital Dance Talks were set up with the aim of arriving at new policy points together with the dance sector. So that in 2022, on behalf of the entire dance sector, we can hand over the "discourse for a new phase within the Dutch 2025-2028" to the Minister of Education, Culture and Science.

The sub-sector talks will start today. We are continuing the discussions together with sub-sector coordinators and invited guests. So that an interim stand can be presented to you at the time of the festival and we can enter into a conversation with you.

28 January 2021
The Promise

"The Promise of the Empty Theater", a hopeful text written especially for one theater, was quickly embraced by the entire cultural sector. The text, written by Jan Beuving, has grown into a poetic statement that will be distributed by 400 theaters, stages, producers, agents, academies, sector institutions, festivals, choirs, orchestras, ensembles, dance & theater companies as of 28 January. To all people who have a warm heart for theater.

2 October 2020
Dance Awards 2020

On Thursday 1 October, during the 23rd edition of the Dutch Dance Festival, the annual Festival Awards, the Dutch Dance Festival Maastricht Award 2020 and the Dutch Dance Days Young Public Award 2020 were awarded.

Due to the Corona crisis, the VSCD will not be awarding Swans this year, but the Dance Jury did announce its nominations for the 2019/2020 season during the Dutch Dance Festival 2020. The presentation of the prizes will be postponed to next year, with the jury confirming the performance per prize. and will include performances over two seasons in her considerations and choices.

De Nederlandse Dansdagen worden mogelijk gemaakt door:

Partner Minocw Partner - Provincie Limburg Partner - Gemeente Maastricht Partner - Elisabeth Strouven Partner - Fonds 21 Partner - BGL 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