A dialogue in accordance with the ‘Sub Rosa’ formula: Maartje van Weegen interviews choreographer Hans van Manen. Without being present themselves, each celebrity shares their expectations of the interview with the audience before the interview takes place. So the audience knows more than the duo on stage. Will that particular sensitive topic be deliberately avoided? And will that particular confrontational question be put at last?
De Rode Hoed (Amsterdam, Monday 21 November, 20:00.
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hans van manen
Following a short dancing career, Hans van Manen (1932) made his breakthrough as a choreographer. He is famed in the Netherlands and abroad for his distinctive style. Van Manen has worked with the Dutch National Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater, among other companies, and has travelled all over the world. Van Manen is also a gifted photographer. After many successful exhibitions, he decided to end his career as a photographer in the early nineties, as it was impossible to combine both talents. Van Manen still works as a freelance choreographer for various companies. Next year, in honour of his eightieth birthday, the Dutch National Ballet is organising a tribute to the Netherlands’ greatest choreographer.
maartje van weegen
Maartje van Weegen (1950) has been working for the Dutch broadcasting company for over 35 years, for the programmes NOS-journaal and NOVA, and as the regular reporter for activities concerning the Dutch Royal Family. Van Weegen held the historic first big television interview with Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard. Van Weegen has not been working in television since 2007, though she has been presenting the radio programme De Klassieken op Radio 4 five mornings a week for the AVRO broadcasting company.