Igone de Jongh, principal with the Dutch National Ballet, is acting and dancing the main role in the video clip of the Eurovision Song Festival number Birds by Anouk. In the clip, De Jongh is a prima ballerina who feels outstripped by a talented younger dancer. Her opposite number is Erica Horwood, grand sujet with the Dutch National Ballet. Besides Igone de Jongh and Erica Horwood, actress Monic Hendrickx (Penoza and De Poolse Bruid) and Anouk also play roles in the video, which was directed by Dana Nechushtan (Dunya & Desie, Annie M.G. and Overspel).
Birds is this year’s entry from the Netherlands in the 58th edition of the Eurovision Song Festival in Malmo, Sweden.