Biography of Hans van Manen (1932-VVVV)

Dancer, choreographer and artistic director Dutch, born in Nieuwer Amstel on July 11, 1932.

He studied dance with the teachers Sonia Gaskell, Françoise Adret and Nora Kiss. He made his debut in the Ballet Recital of Sonia Gaskell in 1952. Between 1952 and 1959, he was a dancer of the Ballet of the Opera of Amsterdam and the Ballets de Paris de Roland Petit. He participated in the Foundation of the Nederlands Dans Theater in 1959, first as a dancer and choreographer and later as artistic director associate company, since that occupied for ten years. Among their creations for this group are: Concertino (Blacher, 1961), Eurydice (Frid, 1962), Synfonia in three movements (Stravinsky, 1963), Opus 12 (Bartók, 1964), Metaforen (Lesur, 1965), Dualis (Bartók, 1967), Variomatic (Berkeley, 1968), Squares (Satie, 1969), Grosse Fuge (Beethoven, 1971), Tilt (Stravinsky, 1972), Septet Extra (Saint-Saëns, 1973), Noble et Sentimentale (Ravel, 1975), songs without words (Mendelssohn, 1977), Black Cake (several, 1989) and Andante (Mozart1991).

In 1973 he was appointed choreographer and teacher of the Het Nationaal Ballet in Amsterdam, which has created: Twilight (Cage, 1972), Adagio Hammerklavier (Beethoven, 1973), Le Sacre du Printemps (Stravinsky, 1974), collective Symphony (Stravinsky, 1975) in which colobaro with the completion of the choreography of the third movement, while the first and second are choreographies belonging to Toer van Schayk and Rudi van Dantzig respectivelyFive Tangos (Piazzola, 1977), Dumbarton Oaks (Stravinsky, 1978), Klavier Variationen (several, 1980-84), In and Out (Anderson, 1983), Bits and Pieces (several, 1984), Opening (Hindemith, 1986), Visions Fugitives (1993) and Three Pieces for Het (Busoni, Tüür and Part, 1996), among others.

He has also done work for various European companies, such as: Snippers (Riley, 1970), Ajakaboembie (Chopin, 1971), Assortimento (Debussy, 1973) and In the Future (Byrne, 1986) for the Scapino Ballet, Four Schumann Pieces (Schumann, 1975) to the Royal Ballet, Grand Trio (Schubert, 1978) to Wiener Staatsballett and Sarkasmen (Prokofiev, 1996) for the Bayerisches Staatsballett of Munich, premiered by Judith Túrós and Oliver Wehe. He returned to the stage for the release of John Falstaff (1984), especially choreographed for him by Heinz Spoerli. He wrote the message of the international dance day in 1991, at the request of the International Theatre Institute - Unite. His career has been distinguished with several awards: the title of officer of the order van Oranje Nassau (1969), the prize of the critic theatrical Dutch (1974 and 1991) and the German Dance Award (1993), among others.