To celebrate sixty years of the New-West district of Amsterdam, a festive and dazzling meeting will take place between the Dutch National Ballet and various dance groups from New-West on 28 October.
The meeting will show the multitude of dance styles in this district of Amsterdam, including Turkish folk dance, Indian Bollywood, streetdance and … classical ballet. Together, the different dance groups weave a colourful tapestry of motifs and stories, based on the world-famous tales from A thousand and one nights. For children aged 8 and up and their parents.
Peter Leung, coryphée with the Dutch National Ballet, has put together the programme for A thousand and one nights. Peter Leung is known for his work in the annual choreographic workshop New Moves and the programmes Newcomers and In Space. The other dance groups taking part alongside the Dutch National Ballet are: ISH, Dansschool 4West, Ballet-en dansschool Martha Rowoud, Franceeya Dance Cool, Aisa Lafour Bellydance Company, SwingStreet, Amsterdam Dance Centre, Dansgroep Tugra, Sahara-Dance and ZID.
Dutch National Ballet presents two pieces: the pas de deux from Ted Brandsens Carmen (danced by Nadia Yanowsky and Jared Wright) and La Source by Remi Wörtmeyer (danced by Qian Liu and Miles Pertl).
A thousand and one nights is part of the first edition of the New West Fest, a festival of music, theatre, comedy, food and adventure, which will take place in and around the Meervaart in Amsterdam New West, from 22 September to 28 October 2012.
Dance forges links and transcends cultural and religious barriers. Dance can enchant us and allow us to dream. These are the strengths that will be expressed in this large-scale participation project.
Tickets are available for only € 4.45! Sold out!