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FULL FRONTAL - Dutch National Ballet

April 17th, 2023

Dutch Nationale Opera & Ballet

Dutch National Ballet is opening the season with Four Temperaments, in which four choreographers from different generations voice their own unique style in dance. What unites them is that all four enter into express dialogue with the music they use. Besides world premieres by Ted Brandsen and Juanjo Arqués, the programme also shows key works from the oeuvres of George Balanchine and Hans van Manen, in which the two master choreographers ingeniously reveal musical details and nuances.

Juanjo Arqués’ new piece for Dutch National ballet is set to Michael Gordon’s musical score Weather One.
The concept behind the work explores the stresses and strains of our society, facing physical obstacles that swop with psychological prjections of restrains and challenging conditions.
The premiere will be on September 16th, 2023 in Amsterdam.

Choreography  Juanjo Arqués
Lighting design  Yaron Abulafia
Set & Costume Design  Tatyana van Walsum
Dramaturgy  Fabienne Vegt  
Dutch Ballet Orchestra conducted by Matthew Rowe