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Festival Programme Holland Dance Festival 2020

Below you will find an overview of all the performances that will take place during the Holland Dance Festival 2020 on 22 January to 8 February. Information on the workshops we are hosting during the festival follows soon.

For all performances taking place in The Hague: under 27 years old? Just €10 per ticket.

Gauthier Dance | Classy Classics

Gauthier Dance | Classy Classics

Classy Classics is a vibrant celebration of contemporary dance, in which five contemporary ‘classics’ have been brought together in one programme.

  • 22 January 2020 – 20:00 – Zuiderstrandtheater, Den Haag
  • 23 January 2020 – 20:00 – Zuiderstrandtheater, Den Haag
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Batsheva Dance Company | Venezuela

Batsheva Dance Company | Venezuela

After almost thirty years he resigned as artistic director, but as a resident choreographer Ohad Naharin still determines the artistic identity of the world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company from Israel. Holland Dance Festival proudly presents the Dutch debut of his youngest masterpiece: Venezuela.

  • 22 January 2020 – 20:00 – ITA, Amsterdam
  • 23 January 2020 – 19:30 – ITA, Amsterdam
  • 25 January 2020 – 20:00 – Zuiderstrandtheater, Den Haag
  • 26 January 2020 – 20:00 – Zuiderstrandtheater, Den Haag
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Jeon Misook Dance Company | Bow

Jeon Misook Dance Company | Bow

Korean choreographer Jeon Misook makes her Dutch debut with the widely acclaimed performance Bow, in which the Asian custom of greeting each other with a little bow is central.

  • 23 January 2020 – 20:00 – Theater aan het Spui (Venue 1), Den Haag
  • 24 January 2020 – 20:00 – Theater aan het Spui (Venue 1), Den Haag
  • 25 January 2020 – 20:00 – Theater aan het Spui (Venue 1), Den Haag
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Antonin Comestaz | For all we know

Antonin Comestaz | For all we know

When a fly lands on the ceiling, at what point is it upside down? And where does all the white go when the snow melts? These are childlike and poetic questions to which Antonin Comestaz, in For All We Know, does not want to give any answers at all.

  • 23 January 2020 – 20:30 – Korzo theater, Den Haag
  • 24 January 2020 – 20:30 – Korzo theater, Den Haag
  • 25 January 2020 – 20:30 – Korzo theater, Den Haag
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Kundle Cru | Blame Game

Kundle Cru | Blame Game

Blame Game explores our constant search for a scapegoat. By pointing the finger at the ‘other’, those who we disagree with politically and socially, we escape our personal responsibilities.

  • 23 January 2020 – 19:00 – Korzo theater, Den Haag
  • 24 January 2020 – 19:00 – Korzo theater, Den Haag
  • 25 January 2020 – 19:00 – Korzo theater, Den Haag
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Junadry Leocaria | Good (old) Times Productie, Luna

Junadry Leocaria | Good (old) Times Productie, Luna

During this new edition of Holland Dance Festival’s own Good [old] Times production, the older dancers, specially selected for this production, will collaborate with urban dancer and choreographer Junadry Leocaria. A truly exciting combination!

  • 25 January 2020 – 19:00 – Theater aan het Spui (Venue 2), Den Haag
  • 26 January 2020 – 17:00 – Theater aan het Spui (Venue 2), Den Haag
  • 1 February 2020 – 19:00 – Theater aan het Spui (Venue 2), Den Haag
  • 2 February 2020 – 17:00 – Theater aan het Spui (Venue 2), Den Haag
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Introdans | Grupo Sportivo

Introdans | Grupo Sportivo

In the new family show GRUPO SPORTIVO, Introdans shows where the combination of sports and dance can lead: beautiful, crazy, funny, enchanting choreographies, catchy and infectious for all ages.

  • 26 January 2020 – 15:00 – Theater aan het Spui (Venue 1), Den Haag
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Jasmine Morand & Prototype Status | Mire

Jasmine Morand & Prototype Status | Mire

The Swiss choreographer Jasmine Morand has created a wonderful, hypnotic choreographic installation with MIRE, in which the spectator can choose how he or she experiences this experience.

  • 27 January 2020 – 18:30 & 20:30 – Korzo theater, Den Haag
  • 28 January 2020 – 18:30 & 20:30 – Korzo theater, Den Haag
  • 29 January 2020 – 18:30 & 20:30 – Korzo theater, Den Haag
  • 31 January 2020 – 20:30 – Theaters Tilburg
  • 1 February 2020 – 15:00 & 20:30 – Theaters Tilburg
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The Ailey School & Codarts Rotterdam | Talent on the Move: Mixed Bill

The Ailey School & Codarts Rotterdam | Talent on the Move: Mixed Bill

Exclusively for Theater de Veste, the two top international dance institutes The Ailey School New York and Codarts Rotterdam present a programme in which the young dance talents from New York and Rotterdam perfom together.

  • 27 January 2020 – 20:15 – Theater de Veste, Delft
  • 28 January 2020 – 20:15 – Theater de Veste, Delft
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Aterballetto | Triple Bill

Aterballetto | Triple Bill

Thé contemporary dance company from Italy returns to the Netherlands with a thrilling triple bill, consisting of Wolf from the Israeli Hofesh Shechter, Bliss from the Swedish Johan Inger and O From the German Philippe Kratz.

  • 29 January 2020 – 20:00 – Zuiderstrandtheater, Den Haag
  • 30 January 2020 – 20:00 – Zuiderstrandtheater, Den Haag
  • 1 February 2020 – 20:15 – Theaters Tilburg
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Compagnie Hervé Koubi | Ce que le jour doit à la nuit

Compagnie Hervé Koubi | Ce que le jour doit à la nuit

The performances of the twelve male dancers in Ce que le jour doit à la nuit are dangerously close to the impossible. They spin around on one arm, and then effortlessly switch to the other arm. They dive horizontally across the stage to, in split seconds, turn in the air around their axis.

  • 30 January 2020 – 20:15 – Theater de Veste, Delft
  • 31 January 2020 – 20:15 – Theater de Veste, Delft
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Axis Dance Company | Radical Impact Tour

Axis Dance Company | Radical Impact Tour

Axis Dance Company phenomenally propagates that dance, in which performers with and without disabilities perform together, is not only socially necessary, but also provides an enormous artistic enrichment and innovation.

  • 30 January 2020 – 20:00 – Theater aan het Spui (Venue 1), Den Haag
  • 31 January 2020 – 20:00 – Theater aan het Spui (Venue 1), Den Haag
  • 1 February 2020 – 20:00 – Theater aan het Spui (Venue 1), Den Haag
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Jasper van Luijk | Sum of Us

Jasper van Luijk | Sum of Us

SUM of Us is a dance performance about taking risks. The title refers to the collective, the sum of the group, but is also slang for ‘some of us’.

  • 30 January 2020 – 20:30 – Korzo theater, Den Haag
  • 31 January 2020 – 20:30 – Korzo theater, Den Haag
  • 1 February 2020 – 18:00 – Korzo theater, Den Haag
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Dance Date 2020 | Mixed Bill

Dance Date 2020 | Mixed Bill

Once again Holland Dance Festival organises a unique talent development project. After auditions in five regions throughout the Netherlands, a select group of dancers will work with a number of internationally renowned choreographers, who will prepare the dancers for a performance during the Holland Dance Festival.

  • 1 February 2020 – 20:30 – Korzo theater, Den Haag
  • 2 February 2020 – 13:00 & 16:00 – Korzo theater, Den Haag
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Stephen Shropshire | Want is the Wick

Stephen Shropshire | Want is the Wick

Danish philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard observed that, “the function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays”. Inspired by Kierkegaard’s notion of prayer as well as the theological value of faith, Shropshire’s Want is the Wick explores the increasingly paradoxical challenge of remaining sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

  • 6 February 2020 – 19:00 – Korzo theater, Den Haag
  • 7 February 2020 – 19:00 – Korzo theater, Den Haag
  • 8 February 2020 – 19:00 – Korzo theater, Den Haag
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DanceAble | Mixed Doubles

DanceAble | Mixed Doubles

Skanes DansTeater, Onassis Cultural Centre, Oriente Occidente & Holland Dance Festival present Mixed Doubles. Four inclusive duets rooted and formed in Sweden, Greece, Italy and The Netherlands, that will premiere at the Holland Dance Festival 2020.

  • 6 February 2020 – 20:30 – Korzo theater, Den Haag
  • 7 February 2020 – 20:30 – Korzo theater, Den Haag
  • 8 February 2020 – 20:30 – Korzo theater, Den Haag
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Peggy Baker Dance Projects | who we are in the dark

Peggy Baker Dance Projects | who we are in the dark

In a series of contrasting tableaux, who we are in the dark probes the secrets that hide in the shadows. Acclaimed Canadian contemporary dance artist Peggy Baker joins forces with violinist Sarah Neufeld and drummer Jeremy Gara, members of Grammy award-winning Canadian band Arcade Fire, to reveal the splendours and complexities of the human soul.

  • 6 February 2020 – 20:00 – Theater aan het Spui (zaal 1), Den Haag
  • 7 February 2020 – 20:00 – Theater aan het Spui (zaal 1), Den Haag
  • 8 February 2020 – 20:00 – Theater aan het Spui (zaal 1), Den Haag
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Nederlands Dans Theater | Sometimes, I wonder

Nederlands Dans Theater | Sometimes, I wonder

Celebrating sixty years of Nederlands Dans Theater without a bow of respect to Kylián would simply be no celebration at all. Sometimes, I wonder is a full evening solely dedicated to one of the most profound, shape shifting figures in NDT’s history who’s creative visions have moved the company to unparalleled heights.

  • 6 February 2020 – 20:00 – Zuiderstrandtheater, Den Haag
  • 7 February 2020 – 20:00 – Zuiderstrandtheater, Den Haag
  • 8 February 2020 – 20:00 – Zuiderstrandtheater, Den Haag
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