The Dutch National Ballet is returning to the United States! July 1 & 2, Ballet Sun Valley Festival 2023 will feature two distinct and exceptional programs. In a historic Jacobs Pillow debut, they will also perform in the Ted Shawn Theatre July 5 -9. They conclude their tour in Los Angeles July 14-16, where they will perform FRIDA by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa at The Music Center.
At the Balley Sun Valley Festival and Jacobs Pillow, The Dutch National Ballet will showcase different works spanning a range of styles from contemporary to classic. Works will include: Variations for Two Couples (Hans Van Manen), Two & Only (Wubkje Kuindersma), The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude (William Forsythe), Grand Pas Classique (Victor Gsovsky) and Five Tangos (Hans van Manen, music by Astor Piazzolla).
The program at the Music Center in Los Angeles, the Dutch National Ballet performs FRIDA, by choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa — with music by British composer Peter Salem, performed by a live orchestra. FRIDA is inspired by the life story of Frida Kahlo.
Over the past 60 years, Dutch National Ballet has evolved into one of the world’s foremost ballet companies. With a unique and wide repertoire, a tradition of innovation, and around 80 dancers from all over the world, the company plays a leading role in Dutch cultural life and beyond.