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Holland Dance Festival 2018

Get ready for the Holland Dance Festival, returning to its home base in The Hague and cities Delft, Rotterdam and Amsterdam from 25 January to 11 February 2018. Opening a window to the (dance) world, the festival will feature over 50 international performances representing nineteen countries. Featuring projects in unique settings, large-scale productions and intimate performances, the programme showcases the very best of the worldwide contemporary dance scene.

A highlight of this edition will be a large project dedicated to one of the twentieth-century’s greatest and most influential dance artists: Martha Graham. Spanning The Hague, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, it will bring audiences face to face with the work of this dance legend. An array of other adventurous acts, world firsts and masterpieces colour the programme, among them a fascinating piece by the Taiwanese Huang Yi with his industrial robot KUKA, the world-renowned choreographer Mats Ek’s farewell creation, Eun Me Ahn’s highly acclaimed Dancing Grandmothers from Korea, and The Hole, a piece choreographed by Ohad Naharin and staged in a special setting by one of Holland’s most prestigious and productive companies – Nederlands Dans Theater.

About Holland Dance Festival

For more than thirty years the Holland Dance Festival has been bringing dance to the Netherlands from all over the world. The festival engages companies and dance artists not otherwise seen in Holland. Each year the festival presents a kaleidoscopic programme, giving audiences an unparalleled opportunity to experience and admire the pinnacle of international dance. Holland Dance Festival is an event that welcomes all audiences, offering both new things to discover and works that strike a familiar chord. Besides performances the festival also organizes hotel packages, dance dinners and workshops for dance enthusiasts of all ages to make for an unforgettable wintertime visit to Dutch dance capital The Hague.

The Holland Dance Festival is a good thing, with a wide range of dancing, seriously presented.

Financial Times