On Thursday 28 June (18:30 and 21:30), the Gashouder at the Westergasfabriek Culture Park, in Amsterdam, will be the scene of a unique and striking new choreographic work: the Dutch National Canta Ballet! The Canta is the well-known ‘max. 45km-vehicle’ used mainly by people with a disability. Dancers and handicapped people are working together on the project.
The work has been choreographed by Ernst Meisner, choreographer and grand sujet with the Dutch National Ballet. The creation is part of a six-week transmedia project that revolves around the remarkable Dutch invention, the Canta. The project has been developed through a collaboration between Maartje Nevejan, Karin Spaink, Ernst Meisner, Bert Kommerij, Nijgh & Van Ditmar, the Dutch National Ballet, NTR and Viewpoint Productions.
The project kicks off in mid-May with a book, a TV series and a radio documentary. The grand finale on 28 June 2012 is a special dance performance by thirty ballet dancers from the Dutch National Ballet and sixty Canta drivers. The little cars are full dance partners in the performance. You can follow the progress of the project on the special website.
Tickets for the performance can be booked by telephone from 1 May via The Amsterdam Music Theatre: (020) 6 255 455 or online via the Dutch National Ballet’s website.
> website the Dutch National Canta Ballet