During the Nederlandse Dansdagen Gala we celebrate Dutch dance by awarding the most important dance prizes in our country. The Prijs van de Nederlandse Dansdagen Maastricht for promising choreography talent. The Prijs van de Nederlandse Dansdagen Jong Publiek for promising makers of youth dance. And the prestigious Swans, the Oscars of Dutch dance.
This year the gala will have an extra festive touch. Due to the restrictions no Swans were awarded last year. Therefore, two extra nominees per category will be added this year. We also award the special Golden Swan to the choreographer who makes an important contribution to the development of Dutch Dance with his or her work.
And there is more. In addition to honoring our makers and talents during the Nederlandse Dansdagen Gala, there is also a lot of dance. Four leading companies, Het Nationale Ballet, ICK Amsterdam, Alida Dors/BackBone and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, show fragments of their latest productions. Watch and enjoy!