The National Ballet will open its doors to the new season on Saturday 13th September with a spectacular Gala. Last year, the Gala was organized for the very first time. As the Gala proved highly successful, it has now become an annual tradition of The National Ballet. De Telegraaf described last year’s performance as “a grand gala which displayed its treasures to the public for over three hours”.
Taking place at the National Opera & Ballet of Amsterdam on the Waterlooplein, the Gala will feature two world and three Dutch premieres, as well as some of the best performances the National Ballet has to offer.
The Gala will start with a parade featuring all dancers of The National Ballet, The Junior Company and the National Ballet Academy. Shows will include the Delibes Suite, choreographed by Jose Martinez, danced by Anna Tsygankova, and Matthew Golding of the Royal Ballet. Other performances will include Joel by Remi Wortmeyer, and Black Pas de Deux from La Dame aux Camelias, staged by choreograph John Neumeier. The Gala will also feature the work of renowned Dutch choreograph Hans van Manen, a performance by Marijn Rademaker of the Stuttgart Ballet, as well music by the Holland Symfonia led by Matthe Rowe. The show is set to begin at 20:15.
Following the Gala, The Swan Lake will be back at The National Ballet from the 14th of September. The Swan Lake is one of the three famous Russian ballets of the 19th century, alongside The Sleeping Beauty and The Nut Cracker. At The National Ballet, it will be showcased by the Ballet’s former artistic director Rudi van Dantzig. The opening performance will commence at 14:00. The Swan Lake will also be on stage on the 17th, 19th, 20th, 27th (19:30), and 28th September (14:30), and at various dates till March 2015.
Prices for The Swan Lake range from 15 to 82 euros. Prices for the Gala range from 59 to 109 euros, including snacks and drinks. Tickets may be purchased from The National Opera & Ballet purchase hotline (020-6250-54-55) or online at http://www.operaballet.nl.