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Introdans has something to celebrate!

The first work, Noces by the Flemish choreographer Stijn Celis, was created in Canada and is now being performed by another company and in the Netherlands for the first time. Noces has already received many standing ovations all over the world. The choreography is set to “Les Noces” by Igor Stravinsky, and although the music has often been used for dance before, Celis is able to add many fine and individual aspects. His interpretation is powerful, uninhibited and highly charged: the confrontation between the men and women is realised by a large group of 24 dancers. The New York Times called Noces ‘extraordinary’.

Live music for Noces
At thirteen performances the music of the ballet Noces will be performed live by pupils of the ArtEZ School of Music (four grand pianos, six percussionists, four solo singers and a choir of sixty in collaboration with Musica Vocale).

Noces is followed by the jubilee creation celebrAGE, a festive production by the Brazilian Gisela Rocha and the Dutchman Adriaan Luteijn, with contributions by the photographer/filmmaker Erwin Olaf and the fashion designer Sjaak Hullekes. Each of the two choreographers is making their own piece, with Rocha taking her inspiration from things like the change of seasons, while Luteijn – with an ironic nod to the Introdans history – is presenting an ode to the growth and development of a human being. The two then join forces for the exuberant finale.

Premiere: 7 October 2011 | Performance period:: 21 December 2011
Noces Stijn Celis Dutch premiere | celebrAGE Gisela Rocha en Adriaan Luteijn world premiere

Enjoying dance with Introdans
Since 1971 Introdans has grown into a top dance company. With a healthy dose of ambition, the company remains true to its mission to present high quality dance to a broad public. Since 2009 Introdans has been designated part of the basic national infrastructure of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. With the Canon of Introdans™, the two dance ensembles present a varied and attractive modern ballet repertoire. As the city of Arnhem’s flagship company, Introdans performs in theatres throughout the Netherlands and travels the world: both ensembles are frequent guests on international stages. H.R.H. Princess Margriet of the Netherlands is the Patroness of Introdans.