King Willem-Alexander and Princess Beatrix are going out together in The Hague next month. They will perform the ballet on Thursday evening 13 April One of a Kind in culture palace Amare, reports the Government Information Service.
The performance they are visiting is a production by the Holland Dance Festival and Kylián Productions and is performed by the Stuttgarter Ballett. ‘The Stuttgarter Ballett enjoys a great international reputation and consists of more than sixty dancers from more than twenty countries,’ according to the RVD.
The performance was created in 1998 by the Czech dancer and choreographer Jiří Kylián. He was associated with the Nederlands Dans Theater for 34 years, for which Kylián created 74 ballets. These performances are performed all over the world and for the most part originated in The Hague. Kylián acted as artistic director until 1999, then as house choreographer for ten years.
Award from Beatrix
Princess Beatrix awarded Kylián in December 2008 with the Medal of Honor for Art and Science. A year earlier, mayor Pauline Krikke appointed him honorary citizen of The Hague, because of his important contributions to the cultural climate in The Hague. For this he received the highest award: the Golden Medal of Honor of the city of The Hague.
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The Dutch government commissioned the show on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Dutch Constitution. ‘The performance covers a wide spectrum of choreography: from fragile and tender to spectacular and virtuoso’, is how the RVD describes the performance. ‘Women and men dance as complete equals but meet with a subtle desire.’
The evening that Willem-Alexander and Beatrix visit the performance, it can be seen for the first time. For enthusiasts, One of a Kind can also be seen on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 April in Amare Cultural Palace. The shows start at 8 p.m. and tickets are between 40 and 65 euros.
Amare Culture Palace is still full of flaws. For example, concerts are interrupted because the hall lights suddenly go on or off. The building also supplies too little power to handle two energy-consuming performances at the same time.
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