Because of the coronavirus Holland Dance Festival and the Princess Beatrix Spierfonds (Muscle Foundation) had to take the decision not to let our annual dance gala Free To Move – which was scheduled for August 27th 2020 – go ahead. Because of the measures taken by the government and for the protection of the visitors, artists and employees of Free To Move, we unfortunately saw no other possibility. We regret this very much of course and hope to resume the fruitful cooperation between Dutch dance and the Princess Beatrix Muscle Fund as soon as possible.

Thursday 29 August 2019, in collaboration with Prinses Beatrix Spierfonds, the seventh edition of the dance gala Free To Move took place in the Zuiderstrandtheater in Scheveningen. The top of Dutch dance once again committed itself selflessly to the fight against muscular diseases. A dazzling performance that was all about moving and being moved. Dancing symbolises the ultimate freedom of movement – a freedom that is not self-evident for people with a muscular disease. That is why the proceeds of this evening will be used for research into muscle diseases.