When to see it
The new Junior Company of Dutch National Ballet tour their first show, with an engaging programme including works by Hans van Manen, Rudi van Dantzig and Peter Wright, and a UK premiere from British rising star George Williamson.
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10 October 2012
The Italian Principal Dancer speaks about his career to date and thoughts on narrative ballets.
The new Junior Company of Dutch National Ballet was formed in 2013 to provide a unique development programme for 12 young dancers. The inaugural company draws together emerging talent from around the world, and Springboard offers UK audiences the first opportunity to experience their vibrancy and beauty.
Their programme includes pas de deux from the classical ballets, including Van Dantzig's Swan Lake, Peter Wright's The Sleeping Beauty and Petipa's Diane et Actaeon. Van Manen's coolly erotic Kwintet is presented with works by dancer and choreographer Ernst Meisner, artistic director of the company. The programme concludes with the UK premiere of Dawn Dances by George Williamson, artistic associate of English National Ballet.