Dutch Dance Festival
Dutch Dance Festival (Nederlandse Dansdagen) is celebrating its 22nd edition this year.
This festival has a wide-embracing scope in the dance world. For six days in October, Maastricht will be full of top-quality dance performances featuring grandmasters of dance traditions from modern dance to ballet and from urban dance to performance art.
Dutch Dance Festival encompasses many diverse locations across the cosy city of Maastricht, with dance performances, open studios, masterclasses, interviews, films, meet-ups and warm-ups.
Dutch Dance Festival highlights
Here are some of the main highlights of this year’s Dutch Dance Festival programme, including dance performances, exhibitions, open studios and talks.
The Dutch Dance Festival Gala
At the Dutch Dance Festival Gala, the most important dance prizes in the country are awarded. These include: the Dutch Dance Festival Maastricht Prize for the most promising choreographer, The Dutch Dance Festival Young Audiences Prize for the most promising makers of dance for young people and the prestigious Swans, the Oscars of Dutch dance.
You too can witness this celebratory evening, in which dancers, choreographers and audience members celebrate the achievements of Dutch dance together. It takes the form of a varied programme with contributions from Conny Janssen Danst, Nicole Beutler Projects, 155 (eenvijfvijf), Amos Ben-Tal, Dunja Jocic and other dance talents.
HOT LINE presents CLUB TWEAK ft. Dimitri
In liberating surroundings, new dance styles arise and extraordinary connections are made between dance and art forms such as fashion and visual and sound design. HOT LINE presents CLUB TWEAK ft. Dimitri will be centre stage in a club concept in which local and international DJs will collaborate seamlessly with dance performance and visual design.
TWEAK regards club culture as the ideal place for the transformation of the spectator into a performer and the performer into a spectator. It is the place where nightlife merges with the performing arts and it functions as an inspirational podium for makers and dance fans. In the artificial and interactive setting of the club, you are treated to new rituals to "TWEAK" your identity.
Between Us - The Ruggeds
There are friends and then there's family, but what if your friends are your family? The Ruggeds have known each other since their teenage years. They grew up together and became their own version of a family, not by DNA, but because of their shared experiences. In Between Us, the crew invites you to find out what drives them.
Because The Ruggeds have been travelling all over the world for years, they are rarely found at their home in Eindhoven. Last year, they took part in World of Dance in Hollywood and they have also performed at large scale dance events like Red Bull BC One, Sadler’s Wells and with Justin Bieber.
Their power lies in their personal approach to breakdancing. Each member of the crew is unique and together they are Rugged: raw and unpolished. A few raw edges are what gives someone their personality, "Above all, we’re a crew, a family, and we are as colourful as the sum of us all."
Buy your tickets to the Dutch Dance Festival
Book your Dutch Dance Festival tickets now! Tickets to Dutch Dance Festival are available on the Theater aan het Vrijthof website. Plan your visit to Dutch Dance Festival by booking your tickets online in advance.