Dance all year round!

Without dance in the Netherlands no Nederlandse Dansdagen.

The Nederlandse Dansdagen is more than a 7-day festival, we are available all year round for the dance field, the dance enthusiast and the dance explorer.

On this page you will find an overview of all Dutch premiere moments of dance performances and festivals that celebrate dance!

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Dictatorship of love | Sandra Kramerová and Theater De Generator

Sandra Kramerová and Theater De Generator join forces and present Dictatorship of Love. A performance in which Sandra shares her research into Eastern European propaganda in combination with the personal stories of women from the local community.
Chicago Baby | Youri and Marie

There is drama, no matter the "degree" of the abuse, even when it seems light, ordinary. Its indelible marks survive and the victim's life is forever changed. Even for those who didn't directly experience it, there is this constant obligation to resist, yet, they shouldn't be confronted with this pressure.
Zin in liefde | Igone de Jongh

After her successful first performance 'I', you can once again enjoy Igone at her very best in the successor 'Zin in Liefde'. Together with talents from home and abroad, the star dancer creates an exciting and daring mix between classical ballet and modern theater dance.
One Night's Dance | Dansateliers

During One Night’s Dance, five novice dance artists take up the challenge to develop a new piece in a short time. For this project Dansateliers has been working closely with Lloydscompany since April 2021.
DAWSON | David Dawson / Dutch National Ballet

“David Dawson’s work is so recognisable and extraordinary not just for the great originality of his movement idiom, but also for the special, intimate atmosphere he creates”, is how the leading magazine Danza International recently described Dawson’s work. In this December programme, we shed light on how Associate Artist David Dawson innovates and enriches classical ballet technique in a radical and very personal way. Besides his inspiring The Four Seasons, the programme also includes an important new creation by Dawson.
10 DEC
Carmen.maquia | Introdans

Let Introdans fill you with fire for the winter months with the large-scale dance production Carmen.maquia by Spanish choreograph Gustavo Ramírez Sansano. This passionate family show features a mix of modern dance, flamenco and the paso doble.
16 DEC
Here We Live and Now '22 | Korzo and NDT: Spencer Dickhaus, Paxton Ricketts, Faizah Grootens

Dance city The Hague is bursting with choreography talent and Here we live and now is the moment to meet them. Every year, Korzo and Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) invite three creative makers to create a short performance from complete freedom. This year they are: Spencer Dickhaus, Paxton Ricketts and Faizah Grootens. Together, their pieces form a varied evening of dance.


26 JAN
Ballet Bubbles | Wubkje Kuindersma / Joshua Junker e.a. (HNB)

Since its foundation in 2013, Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company has secured a remarkable place in the international dance world. This season, the company is going on another tour of the Dutch theatres, presenting an extremely varied programme that includes world premieres by Wubkje Kuindersma, Joshua Junker and Sedrig Verwoert, alongside a wellknown classic - the 'Pas de quatre' from The Sleeping Beauty - and Blink, a contemporary work full of energy and emotions by Juanjo Arqués.


In the Dutch Mountains | Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT 1)

With In the Dutch Mountains Goecke contemplates the absurdities of life and questions our sense of belonging, familiarity and becoming. For this, Goecke finds inspiration in a variety of sources, among which are Cees Nooteboom’s fictitious novel ‘In de Bergen van Nederland’ (In the Dutch Mountains), as well as the 1987 song ‘In the Dutch Mountains’ by Dutch rock band The Nits, that act as a backdrop to the choreographer’s strong artistic connections to the Netherlands: “The ways in which my life has always led me back to the Netherlands, is striking. I keep being drawn back to this country, again and again.”
MESSA DA REQUIEM | Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) HNB

Following the success of Missa in tempore belli the previous season, the Chorus of Dutch National Opera and the dancers of Dutch National Ballet are combining forces once more. Led by choreographer and director Christian Spuck, they share the stage with four soloists, accompanied by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. In his interpretation of Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Spuck brings together vocal music and dance with great virtuosity, in poetically powerful tableaux.
11 FEB
Cyborg DNA | Robin Nimanong

Cyborg DNA is a search for a language and the struggle against the illusion that there is one social code that contains all meanings. Based on Donna Harraway's Cyborg manifesto, about a future language that embraces the complexity of the body and technology. Cyborg DNA questions time and its effects. The performance installation was nominated for the DNA NEXT! Simuleringsprijs 2022. This dance performance can be seen in Plein Theater.


Nacht | Dadodans

It is pitch dark and as quiet as a mouse, the tension of the black night is to die for. Stars appear in the distance. First one by one, then hundreds, thousands of them twinkle next to the narrow ellipse of the crescent moon.
God is a DJ (14+) | SALLY Dansgezelschap Maastricht

Immerse yourself in a vortex of movement, a savage mix of sounds and an explosion of images. Experience the danceable atmosphere and the feeling of togetherness that prevails on the dance floor. Anyone can be whoever they want to be here. Labels and boxes go up in smoke. The DJ determines the course of the performance: from euphoria to catharsis, and ending in ritual silence. With the performance GOD is a DJ, SALLY transfers the almost religious dance experience from the club to the theater.
Bach | Introdans

Sparkling, connecting and stilling. In the performance Bach, three choreographers are inspired in their own way by the impressive oeuvre of the world-famous composer. Selon désir by Andonis Foniadakis is a whirlwind of energy and desire on the Matthew and John passions. The light-footed Corpus Bach by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Nicolas Vladyslav brings a playful interplay between two dancers, accompanied live by a cellist.
16 MAA
Climb The Sky | NDT 2

Climb the sky introduceert een nieuwe, inspirerende stem in het gezelschap, Noé Soulier, markeert de eerste samenwerking van Crystal Pite met de NDT 2-dansers voor haar werk Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue, en presenteert de terugkeer van Out of Breath van Johan Inger. Climb the sky introduces a new inspiring voice to the company, Noé Soulier, marks Crystal Pite's first collaboration with the NDT 2 dancers for her work Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue, and presents the return of Out of Breath from Johan Inger
17 MAA
Landscape with Figure

How do we reconnect with nature? Where do we find harmony with the landscape? Landscape with Figure is an expressive performance about the beauty and threat emanating from nature. In each part of the triptych, the relationship between man and nature is expressed from a different perspective. The character of the seasons can be felt in the colors and the light. The eight dancers swarm through a force field in which human motives and interests compete for priority with the naturalness of the landscape. Their shape changes from human to animal to organism.
22 MAA
Het Zwanenmeer | Rudi van Dantzig, naar Marius Petipa en Lev Ivanov, i.s.m. Toer van Schayk

The large, full-length, classical-romantic ballets are essential to the National Ballet repertoire. In addition to successful international productions that the company has released over the past sixty years, it has also given birth to its own interpretations. One of the most important milestones was Rudi van Dantzig's Swan Lake from 1988, which is still internationally regarded as one of the most beautiful versions of this 'ballet of ballets'.


11 MEI
Dorian (14+) | Dutch National Ballet-Juior Company and ISH Dance Collective

Following the successes of Narnia and GRIMM, Dorian (14+) is the third joint production by choreographers Ernst Meisner and Marco Gerris. For their adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray, the famous book by Oscar Wilde from 1891, the two choreographers have opted for a thriller-like approach, filled with tension and suspense, for adults and adolescents.
11 MEI
Raw are the roots | NDT 1

Raw are the roots presents two special world premieres by internationally acclaimed artists Felix Landerer and choreographer duo Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar.
25 MEI
HubClub | Introdans

Introdans celebrates the power of diversity with a contemporary dance program: the HubClub. The artists of the HubClub are irresistible and blow everyone out of their (wheel) chair. A selection of top Dutch dance performers come together. The atmosphere of the evening is that of a nightclub: the audience sits relaxed at tables around a dance floor and is treated to acts from the diverse/inclusive professional dance art. The line-up consists of a diverse mix of dancers and makers of Introdans and guest makers and dancers. The HubClub is a showcase of irresistibly attractive inclusive dance art.


10 JUN
Forsythe festival | William Forsythe

If one choreographer has influenced and guided the development of contemporary dance, it is William Forsythe. The traditional logic and dynamics of ballet have been turned upside down by him. Dutch National Ballet is proud to present a program featuring three of his masterpieces for the first time: The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Pas/Parts 2018 and the Dutch premiere of the internationally acclaimed Blake Works l.
11 JUN
Pink Portal | Cecilia Moisio

Pink Portal is, as the title suggests, an ode to the vulva. With a cast of women of various ages and backgrounds, choreographer Cecilia Moisio breaks taboos surrounding the female body and female sexuality. Moisio wants everyone to dare to say her name again without embarrassment: VULVA!

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