Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Swan Lake is back during the festive season at the fabulous Meervaart in Amsterdam. When it was first performed back in 1895, many said that a revolution in ballet had occured. It was the year that 'Swan Lake' was performed in an adapted version by choreographers Pepita and Ivanov and composer Tchaikovsky. And nowadays it is one of the most performed ballets across the world. Be sure to...
Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty is back for a season at the National Opera and Ballet. It has been performed here for over 40 years now. This time the famous SirPeter Wright takes over at the helm for what is a beautiful production. It is a classic piece and much adored by people the world over. Be sure to catch this sumptuous version. For Sleeping Beauty tickets and times, see the official page. For more...
Raymonda

Raymonda

Raymonda is the new production of the classic ballet by Marius Petipa. A classic ballet loved for its sample sheet of ballet techniques. there are many famous character dances. Rachel Beaujean is ably assisted in this production of this Russian ballet. A masterpiece in every way all the time a new reworking of the classic one. All the best elements of the original are preserved and a new exciting...
Made in Amsterdam

Made in Amsterdam

Made in Amsterdam is now coming to the National Opera and Ballet in Amsterdam after it was postponed due to lockdown. The Dutch National Ballet has a great reputation for innovating in the world of dance and ballet. There are always new presentations and performances that push the art form forwards. There is a set of two ballets by leading choreographers and added to it is the reworking of a...
Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana Ballet

Carmina Burana Ballet is a joy for all fans of the art form. The ballet, choir and orchestra of the Russian National Opera will perform this masterpiece at Carre Amsterdam in February. Orff's masterpiece was a sensation when it opened for the first time in 1937. The central themes are life, death, power, love and lust. The songs are performed in Latin. the ballet begins with the 'O Fortuna. It...
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker in Amsterdam during the Christmas festivities. What a glorious way to start the year. The world-famous Bolshoi State ballet of Belarus will set the stage alight with a fine performance of this excellent ballet. It is the timeless and magical story of Clara and her toy nutcracker as they fight the unhappy mice during the night. Of course, as often happens, he turns into a handsome...
Grimm ISH Dance Collective

POSTPONED – Grimm ISH Dance Collective

Grimm ISH Dance Collective. Sold-out for the whole tour in 2018, "GRIMM" will come back to Amsterdam. In this imaginative dance performance ISH Dance Collective works together with the Junior Company of Dutch National Ballet. The result is an exciting crossover between hip hop and ballet that complement each other in a spectacular way. "GRIMM" is about two boys who end up in a fantasy world,...
Unboxing Ballet 2

Unboxing Ballet 2

Unboxing Ballet 2 is a top tip for new ballet visitors and for "diehard" dance lovers. It combines the pillars of the Dutch National Ballet repertoire: the classical, eternally beautiful, nineteenth-century ballet heritage. The choreographer Hans van Manen has made a big mark on dance in the Netherlands. The Junior Company of the National Ballet started in 2013. The group is...
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is a beautiful ballet and this classic version knows how to capture the hearts of young and old.  The Nutcracker tells the story of the girl Clara and the enchanting nutcracker doll. On Christmas Eve she receives a nutcracker doll. In her dream this doll comes to life and turns into a prince. Clara and the prince soon fall in love with each other. Their love is endangered by...
Romeo and Julia

Romeo and Julia

Romeo and Julia - The classic tale of love by Shakespeare. The timeless tragedy of the two lovers whose lives and deaths intertwine. It will be a visually stunning production with incredible street scenes and palace settings. The Dutch Ballet Orchestra provides the beautiful music and Ermanno Florio is the director. The choreography is by the late Rudi Van Dantzig whose work is legendary in...