Thron, the successful piece from 1984 by the Dutch-Hungarian choreographer Krisztina de Châtel and the German artist VA Wölfl, has been restaged in 2017 and will return in 2018. Today’s audience has the chance to discover this first-class de Châtel choreography, a classic of Dutch modern dance, with a new cast of dancers.

“More than 30 years after its 1984 première, Krisztina de Châtel’s minimalist ballet Thron is still rock solid.” (NRC ★★★★★)

The five dancers from Thron were nominated for the Zwaan (Swan) most impressive dance performance 2018.

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A new choreography by Krisztina de Châtel is set to premiere as part of the programme Andriessen & Moore. Commissioned by Amsterdam Sinfonietta, de Châtel’s new work is set to Andriessen’s music theatre piece Dances and will be performed by South-African dancer Tim Persent and soprano Claron McFadden.

Following the premiere in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, the programme will be presented in Tilburg, Amsterdam and Den Bosch.

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De Châtel Award - Florentina Holzinger

De Châtel Award

During the Dutch Dance Festival Gala at 12 October Florentina Holzinger received the De Châtel Award from Krisztina de Châtel. De Châtel commented on her choice: “Florentina’s work is gutsy, courageous and crosses boundaries and I want to encourage her to keep making what she wants. I only wish that more theatres would have the courage to show her performance.”

The award is an initiative of the Imperium Foundation. Apart from the honor of winning Florentina Holzinger will share the 10,000 euro prize with a visual artist of her choice and have the opportunity to contribute to the Dutch Dance Festival 2019.

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