Hans van Manen

Choreograph
Dutch-born Hans van Manen numbers among the most significant choreographers of our time. He started his career in 1951 as a member of Sonia Gaskell’s Ballet Recital. In 1952 he joined the Nederlandse Opera Ballet, where he created his first ballet, “Feestgericht” (1957). Later he joined Roland Petit’s company in Paris. He began to work with the Nederlands Dans Theater in 1960, first as a dancer (until 1963), next as a choreographer, then as Artistic Director (1961–1971). For the following two years he worked as a freelance choreographer before joining Dutch National Ballet Amsterdam in 1973. From 1988 to 2003 Hans van Manen was a resident choreographer of NDT, 2003 he joined the Dutch National Ballet as a resident choreographer.

His body of works counts more than 120 ballets, each carrying his unmistakable signature. Many of his pieces have become standard repertoire of all companies of repute throughout Europe, Canada, USA and Japan. Hans van Manen is also an acclaimed photographer. His work was being exhibited all over the world. Hans van Manen has been awarded numerous prizes. In 1991 he received the Sonia Gaskell Prize for his entire body of work and the Choreography Prize from the Dutch Theater Guild for “Two”. In 1992, his 35th year as a choreographer, he was knighted by the Queen of the Netherlands in the Order of Orange Nassau. In 1993 he was awarded the German Dance Prize for his influence on German dance over the world during the past twenty years. In 1996 the Dutch COC awarded him the Bob Angelo Medallion for “the way in which he portrays men and women, human relations and sexuality in his ballets and photography […] which can aptly be named liberating in every way”. In 1997 he received the Gino Tani International Prize in the category of Dance. In 1998, at the Edinburgh International Festival, Hans van Manen was honored with a retrospective; his œuvre was crowned with an Archangel, the Edinburgh Festival Critics Award 1998. In 2000 he received the much-heralded Erasmus Prize for his outstanding achievements in Dutch dance. In 2004 he received the Music Award of the German city Duisburg. In 2005 he was awarded the Prix Benois de la Danse for Lifetime Achievement and also received the Grand Pas award. At the occasion of his 75th birthday he was appointed as Commandeur in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw. The insignia were presented to him by Amsterdam’s mayor Job Cohen, concluding the gala premiere of the Hans van Manen Festival. In 2013, he was appointed Patron of the National Ballet Academy and received the Golden Age Award followed by the title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres in July 2017, which is the highest cultural state distinction in France in the field of art.

After Erich Walter had already invited him to the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in the 1970s, Hans van Manen's choreographies were repeatedly focal points in the house's repertoire. Over the years, works such as "Two", "Solo", "The Old Man and Me", "Kleines Requiem", "Without Words", "Große Fuge", "Two Gold Variations", "Adagio Hammerklavier", "Alltag", "Dances with Piano", "Short Cut" and "Visions fugitives" have been an integral part of the repertoire.

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Tue 14.01.2025
Theater Duisburg – Opernfoyer
17:30 - 18:15
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Sat 18.01.2025
Theater Duisburg
19:30 - 21:30
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Fri 24.01.2025
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 21:30
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Sun 26.01.2025
Theater Duisburg
18:30 - 20:30
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Gemischtes Abo J
Wed 29.01.2025
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
20:00 - 22:00
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Fri 31.01.2025
Theater Duisburg
19:30 - 21:30
Ballett
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Gemischtes Abo F
Sun 02.02.2025
Theater Duisburg
18:30 - 20:30
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Sat 08.02.2025
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 21:30
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Ballett-Abo 2
Fri 21.02.2025
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 21:30
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Freitags-Abo
Sun 30.03.2025
Theater Duisburg
18:30 - 20:30
Ballett
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Fri 11.04.2025
Theater Duisburg
19:30 - 21:30
Ballett
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Wechselnde Wochentage-Abo C
Thu 17.04.2025
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 21:30
For the last time this season Ballett
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Wed 16.10.2024
Opernhaus Düsseldorf – Foyer
17:30 - 18:15
Ballett-Workshop Ballett
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Sat 19.10.2024
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 22:15
Premiere Ballett
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Wechselnde Wochentage-Abo 1
Sun 27.10.2024
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
15:00 - 17:45
Ballett
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Sonntagnachmittags-Abo 2
Sun 03.11.2024
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
15:00 - 17:45
Ballett
Afterwards: Nachgefragt
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Sonntagnachmittags-Abo 1
Wed 06.11.2024
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 22:15
Ballett
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Mittwochs-Abo
Thu 07.11.2024
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
11:00 - 13:45
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Sat 09.11.2024
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 22:15
Ballett
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Ballett-Abo 1
Sat 16.11.2024
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 22:15
Ballett
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Samstags-Abo 2
Sun 24.11.2024
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
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Sonntags-Abo
Sat 30.11.2024
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
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