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Dutch National Ballet world premiere of Raymonda postponed

Due to Covid restrictions. The premiere is rescheduled in April

19/01/2022
Dutch National Ballet world premiere of Raymonda postponed
In rehearsal ph.Rob-van-Woerkom

AMSTERDAM As a result of the ongoing lockdown for the cultural sector in the Netherlands, The National Ballet has decided to move the biggest new production of the ballet classic Raymonda from Friday 11 February.The company's associate artistic director Rachel Beaujean, assisted by director Ted Brandsen and Grigori Tchitcherine are creating the first Dutch production of this legendary ballet by Marius Petipa and create an entirely new take on it. Therefore the world premiere of Dutch National Ballet’s Raymonda will be on Sunday 3 April 2022 at Dutch National Opera & Ballet.

Director Ted Brandsen: “It looks very much as though the cultural sector, along with the hospitality industry, will be among the last in the Netherlands to have lockdown restrictions lifted. And even though theatres will soon be allowed to reopen their doors, we will probably have to limit occupancy and therefore be unable to perform to a full theatre. Raymonda is a production on which Rachel Beaujean and the entire amazing creative team have been working tirelessly over the past few years. The fruits of their labour and the magnificence of this colourful new classic ballet production deserve therefore to be viewed and enjoyed by as many people as possible. We cannot wait to share our reimagination of Raymonda with the world. But given the many uncertainties, so close to the premiere date, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone it until April 2022”.

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