News and agenda

News and agenda

Get to know our Feedback Method

As a result of the continuing interest in the cultural and educational sector for another way of giving feedback, DasArts has been giving more and more presentations and workshops on its own method...

Samira Elagoz wins BLOOOM Award

Samira Elagoz, third year student at the SNDO / School for New Dance development, has won the The BLOOOM Award by WARSTEINER On October 24, 2014. Samira Elagoz won the first prize in The...

Programme Open Day 8 November National Ballet Academy

Starting at 10:00 o' clock you can visit several demonstration lessons from diverse year groups. In the afternoon children between 7 and 10 can particiapte in workshops.

Three times ‘excellent’ for DasArts Master of Theatre

An international panel of experts has assessed DasArts, the Master of Theatre at de Theaterschool of the Amsterdam School of the Arts (AHK), all-round as excellent (concerning aspects like vision,...

One-man operetta Ludwig best production of the Parade Theatre Festival

With their one-man operetta Ludwig, DasArts alumnus Steef de Jong and Ina Veen of the music theatre group Groots en Meeslepend have won De Mus, a prize for the best production of the Parade Theatre...

Bojana Mladenović appointed new artistic director of SNDO - School for New Dance Development

The directorate of de Theaterschool of the Amsterdam School of the Arts has appointed Bojana Mladenović as the new artistic director of the SNDO - School for New Dance Development as of 1 September...

DasArts Block 2014 'Talking with Places'

This fall, the DasArts Block ‘Talking with Places’ will take place at DasArts between the 15th of September and 21 November 2014. The mentor of this block will be Chris Keulemans, together with...

Dutch National Ballet Academy to participate in International Creative Challenge

Dasha Schwartz has been selected as the student choreographer to represent Dutch National Ballet Academy at The Creative Challenge.

SinemaDansAnkara - Dance Film Festival 2 – 8 May 2014

SinemaDansAnkara is dance film festival taking place for the first time in Ankara/Turkey and is a collaboration between ARES Production, Ankara Goethe Institute and The Netherlands Embassy in Ankara....

We are moving northwards!

The former Shell Grootlab in Overhoeks (Amsterdam-Noord) is to be DasArts’ new home. Together with the Amsterdam Master of Choreography and parts of de Theaterschool’s educational programme, we will...

Presentation Marathon and Master Proof Projects

This semester, 12 participants are working on their individual projects. You can enjoy their final presentations at our current building during the DasArts Marathon on 14 June. Two weeks later, on 23...

Dansers van Morgen in Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam

In Dansers van Morgen young talented dancers from the National Ballet academy display their skills on June 28 and 29 in the Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam.

Gabriel Smeets member of jury for the 7th Copenhagen International Choreography Competition

Gabriel Smeets, artistic director of the SNDO and as of 1 May 2014 artistic director of Cullberg Ballet, is invited to join the jury for the 7th Copenhagen International Choreography Competition.

HAlf6 18 March: INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS IN TRANSITION?

The international festival season has started and HALf6 invites you to meet leading directors and programmer and discuss current trends and concerns with: Rainer Hofmann, Annemieke Keurentjes,...

MoneyLab: Coining Alternatives 21-22 March 2014

MoneyLab: Coining Alternatives. Sprouting New Economic Forms in Times of Crisis. International Conference & Alternatives Bazaar.

ENCOUNTER Kick-off of the first MIME & SNDO project

On Friday 7 March 2014 there was an official kick-off of the SNDO & MIME project ENCOUNTER.

AHK obtains excellent results in Institution Quality Assurance Audit

The Amsterdam School of the Arts obtained a positive result in the Institutional Quality Assurance Audit. The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) concluded that the AHK...

Various AHK study programmes moving to Amsterdam North

As of the 2014-2015 academic year, several study programmes of the Amsterdam School of the Arts (AHK) will have a new home in Amsterdam-Noord (Amsterdam North). On 13 February, the municipality of...

Steven Van Watermeulen appointed artistic director Theatre Directing study programme

The executive board of de Theaterschool of the Amsterdam School of the Arts has appointed Steven van Watermeulen as artistic director of the Theatre Directing study programme. In Steven van...

AHK and National Ballet Academy receive highest possible assessment from Sirius audit panel

From 2010 to 2013, the AHK received financial support from the Sirius Programme for the development of the National Ballet Academy, the study programme for classical dance of de Theaterschool. In...

Students Modern Theatre Dance participate in Tanz Biennale 2014 Dresden

The fourth year students of the Modern Theatre Dance education participate in the prestigious Tanz Biennale 2014 in Dresden, Germany. They will perform Liat Waysbort's choreography Number...

SNDO: BOYS WANTED!

The SNDO is getting a lot of applications for the auditions in April. But… we are missing the boys! So here’s an amazing opportunity for men between 18 and 27 to apply for one of the most...

DasArts - Master Proof project RULE ™ by Emke Idema

RULE™ will be shown on Monday the 10th and Tuesday the 11th of February 2014, at 20:00 at DasArts, Mauritskade 56, Amsterdam.

Dutch articles magazine 'Every Nerve'

Read all about the block in this year’s DasArts magazine ‘Every Nerve’. If you would like to receive this yearly DasArts publication by post, send your name and address to: dasarts@ahk.nl.

Early Bird assitance: Application to DasArts 2015 is possible from now on!

Application to DasArts - Master of Theatre 2015 is possible from now on! Interested candidates can get early bird assistance.

Alain Platel and Elsie de Brauw in HALf6 on 4 February

Belgian choreographer/theatre maker ALAIN PLATEL and Dutch actress ELSIE DE BRAUW are our guests in HALf6 on the 4th of February. What does collaboration between different disciplines require from...

Jean-Yves Esquerre appointed new artistic director of the National Ballet Academy

The directorate of de Theaterschool of the Amsterdam School of the Arts has appointed Jean-Yves Esquerre to become the new artistic director of the National Ballet Academy from 3 March 2014.

Emile Zola Prize awarded to Arkadi Zaides

Arkadi Zaides, graduate at Amsterdam Master of Choreography in 2013, was recently awarded a prize by The Emile Zola Chair for Human Rights. The prize was awarded for the first time and aims to...

Open Day Dance Educations - 25 January 11:00 hrs

The dance programmes Modern Theatre Dance, Jazz- and Musical Dance, Dance in Education and 5 o'clock class of 'de Theaterschool' will collectively hold their open day on Saturday 25 January 2014.

Gabriel Smeets appointed as artistic director of the Cullberg Ballet

Gabriel Smeets, artistic director of the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) will leave de Theaterschool as of May 1st. He will be the artistic director of the Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm,...

Improvisation with Archie Burnett in the hall of de Theaterschool

On Monday 13 January from 16.15-17.00 hrs. Archie Burnett will lead an improvisation in the hall of de Theaterschool with the students of Modern Theatre Dance, Jazz and Musicaldance and SNDO. Archie...

Audiences or Communities?

'As educators, we can promote the quest of alternative ways of sustenance in your practice, but I must confess that I’m also still attached to the international performing arts market’s value...

SNDO's The Car Piece selected for Körber Studio Junge Regie 2014

The Car Piece, a choreography by SNDO students Oneka von Schrader (SNDO 3) and Louis Vanhaverbeke (SNDO 4), has been selected for the theatre festival Körber Studio Junge Regie 2014. It is the first...

Prix de Lausanne Partner School

From this year we are pleased to announce that the Dutch National Ballet Academy is a Prix de Lausanne Partner School. The Prix de Lausanne is an international competition for young dancers of all...

SNDO-graduate Olga Tsvetkova selected as an Aerowaves Priority Company for 2014

SNDO-graduate Olga Tsvetkova has been selected with her graduation performance Repose as an Aerowaves Priority Company for 2014.

AMCh-student Julien Bruneau organises 'Enchanting Scores'

Julien Bruneau, student at the Amsterdam Master of Choreography, organises the four-days event 'Enchanting Scores' with Sarma, Laboratory for criticism, dramaturgy, research and creation in...

'Ultimately imagination reaches much further'

At half past five the jingle of Krapp’s Last Band sounds. What follows is a public talk of one hour. Students, teachers and other interested people have gathered in the central hall of de...

Bonnie Doets wins Gouden Zwaan 2013

Dancer Bonnie Doets, who graduated from the National Ballet Academy, has been awarded the Gouden Zwaan 2013 dance prize. The winner was announced during the Dutch Dance Festival in Maastricht.

Dioraphte Dance Prize 2013 for ‘The Dry Piece’ by Keren Levi

On the last day of the Dutch Dance Festival Keren Levi, a student on the Amsterdam Master of Choreography programme, was awarded the Dioraphte Dance Prize 2013 for the production ‘The Dry Piece’. The...

SNDO alumnus Giulio D’Anna wins Prize of the Dutch Dance Festival Maastricht 2013

Choreographer Giulio D'Anna, graduate of the School for New Dance Development (School voor Nieuwe Dansontwikkeling, SNDO) in 2009, received the Prize of the Dutch Dance Festival 2013 (Prijs van de...

SNDO alumnus Giulio D’Anna wins Prize of the Dutch Dance Festival Maastricht 2013

Choreographer Giulio D'Anna, graduate of the School for New Dance Development (School voor Nieuwe Dansontwikkeling, SNDO) in 2009, received the Prize of the Dutch Dance Festival 2013 (Prijs van de...

Prizewinner Bart van den Heuvel: ‘Las Vegas, here I come!’

Bart van den Heuvel, student in the Technical Theatre Arts, study programme, has been chosen from a host of candidates to take part in the undefinedLive Design International (LDI) conference in Las...

De Theaterschool starts weekly public talks HALf6

This fall de Theaterschool starts a series of weekly public talks called HALf 6. In the central hall with guests from the city, the field, the study programmes and the neighbourhood get together to...

Open call for workshop by Argentine theater director Vivi Tellas

During the workshop ‘Family Theatre’ you can get acquainted with the approach of the Argentine director Vivi Tellas. Over the past three decades her work has been highly influential on theater and...

EVERY NERVE - interventions, involvements, impulses and impacts

Can live performance have a profound effect on the lives of individuals? Can it interrupt or rearrange the order of things? Working together with mentors Hampton and Kaldor, the participants will be...

Kenyan theatermaker attends DasArts Introductory Weeks

The Kenyan theatre maker Ogutu Muraya is taking part in the introductory weeks for the fall semester at DasArts. “I want to learn about avant-garde and experimental theatre. I come from a classical...

VSCD Mime prize and Colombina 2013 to Theaterschool alumni

‘Spiegel’, a show by Schweigman& has won the VSCD Mime prize 2013. Schweigman& is the theatre group featuring Boukje Schweigman, graduate of the Mime study programme in 2003 and Theun Mosk, graduate...

SNDO auditions 3, 4 and 5 April 2014

Every yearthe SNDO has a three day audition to select prospective students. The auditions will take place on Thursday 3, Friday 4 and Saturday 5 April 2014

Martijn Engelbregt Artist in Residence at Production and Stage Management

From September 2013 artist and collector Martijn Engelbregt will join Production and Stage Management department (OPP) at de Theaterschool/AHK as its guest Artist in Residence (AIR). Engelbregt is a...

Gaga workshop for MTD students

The Modern Theatre Dance Education is offering a Gaga workshop for the second and third year MTD dance students. Gaga is the movement language developed by the Israeli contemporary choreographer Ohad...

Ritsaert ten Cate Memorial Sale

On September 5th 2013, a memorial will be held at de Theaterschool in Amsterdam to honour Ritsaert ten Cate, who touched and inspired the lives and careers of many. In the Theaterschool’s main space,...

Universities, colleges and art schools in Amsterdam pool their knowledge at the ‘Managing your Talents’ conference

On 29 and 30 August the Conservatorium van Amsterdam will host its first international conference, ‘Managing your Talents’. This conference marks the new collaborative efforts of the Conservatorium...

The drawn dance: workshop on choreography and architecture

Landscape architect Noël van Dooren’s promotional research is on the reflection of time in design drawings. He organizes workshops where the phenomenon of ‘time drawing’ is explored. He recently...

Partnership-based research wins hefty grant

Social sciences and humanities research council awards $2.9 million to 11-university project. The Amsterdam Master of Choreography and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie will participate in the 7 year...

Karlijn Kistemaker wins Top Naeff Prize

Karlijn Kistemaker, graduate of the Theatre Director study programme of de Theaterschool, received the Top Naeff Prize 2013 on 1 July. The Top Naeff Prize is traditionally awarded as an incentive...

Theaterschool students at ITs Festival

On the last evening of the ITs Festival, no less than three prizes were presented to students of de Theaterschool. Olivier Diepenhorst, graduate of the Theatre Director study programme, won the ITs...

Hans van Manen ‘patron’, Ted Brandsen ‘artistic advisor’ National Ballet Academy

The National Ballet Academy is delighted to announce its alliance with two major dance personalities. Hans van Manen, one of the world’s most influential choreographers and ambassadors of dance, has...

Watch the trailers of MTD graduation performance Wrõtan

The Belgian choreographer Chris DeFeyter, together with the uniquely creative fourth-year students from the Modern Theatre Dance course, has gone in search of the communicative options the body...

Sedrig Verwoert wins Eurovision Young Dancers

Sedrig Verwoert, student in the Jazz- and Musical Dance study programme, has won the 13th edition of the Eurovision Young Dancers competition in Gdansk, Polen. Sedrig Verwoert won the title of 'Young...

WE LIVE HERE: An Academy 2013

We are proud and happy to present the WE LIVE HERE: An Academy 2013 programme. As in the previous two editions, WE LIVE HERE will once again be gathering together a temporary community of...

View the trailer of Speed Date Odyssey

The SNDO presents a programme with work by: Lester Arias, Nadia Bekkers, Sabine Cmelniski, Samira El Agoz, Tiana Hemlock, Marios Ktoridis, Maria Metsalu, Ida Katinka Pedersen, Maciej Sado, Joseph...

SNDO graduates

On Friday 14th and Saturday 15th of June the choreographies of SNDO graduates Olga Tsvetkova, Marta Ziolek, Nina Djekic, Lisa Vereertbrugghen and Vincent Riebeek will be shown in Frascati.

Two weeks Intensive course SNDO in Istanbul, September 9 until 20, 2013

Especially for people in the Eastern part of the world who have interest in the SDNO and would like to learn more about our programme and teaching methods the SNDO will set up an intensive course in...

Visit the performance One Events - Amsterdam Master of Choreography

An encounter of propositions, isolated and mutual. One Events is comprised of the final presentations of three graduates completing their studies with the Amsterdam Master of Choreography.

Master Proof Projects and Open Lab at DasArts

"It is not an experiment if you know it's going to work". This years Master Proof Projects will be a packed three day event on 17, 18 and 19 June! Enjoy a summer evening savoring the fruits of...

Launch of the AGENT Book Series preceding the SNDO graduation performances

The new book series 'AGENT - Amsterdam/Gent - New Theses in Performance Research' will be lauched on Saturday 15th of June, from 18.00-19.00, preceding the SNDO graduation performances in Theater...

Stuttgarter Tanz-und Theaterpreis for SNDO & MIME Alumni

During the Stuttgarter Tanz-und Theaterpreis 2013 Simon Tanguy, Roger Sala Reyner and Aloun Marchal (all SNDO) and Alma Soderberg (SNDO) & Jolika Sudermann (Mime School) were awarded with several...

Ilrish Kensenhuis wins ECHO Award

Ilrish Kensenhuis, fourth year student at the Theatre Teacher study programme, has won an ECHO Award, the national incentive prize for non-western foreign talent in higher education. Ilrish...

Interview Barbara Van Lindt: A powerful shift in feedback culture at DasArts

“Feedback needs to be like a desire, something that you long for. It ought to be useful to the next steps in your process,” says Barbara Van Lindt, managing director of DasArts, articulating her...

DasArts Participant Emke Idema wins Dioraphte Stimuleringsprijs 2013 at Festival Cement

During the Cement festival eight young theatre makers pitched their idea for a new performance. The jury announced that Emke was the winner of the Dioraphte Stimuleringsprijs 2013.

New choreography Ted Brandsen and live streaming project National Ballet Academy for Assemblée Internationale 2013

Ted Brandsen, artistic director of the Dutch National Ballet, will create a new choreography for four students graduating students from the National Ballet Academy to be premiered on 30 April during...

Students Amsterdam Master of Choreography at Festival for contemporary Dance, Weimar

Christina Ciupke en Arkadi Zaides, students at the Amsterdam Master of Choreography, will present their work at the Festival for Contemporary Dance in the Deutsches National Theater in Weimar.

SNDO–choreographers create works for and with MTD-dancers

Vanaf 18 maart zullen studenten van de School voor Nieuwe Dans Ontwikkeling (SNDO) en van de opleiding Moderne Theaterdans (MTD) gaan werken aan het project 3forMTD.

Ilrish Kensenhuis selected as finalist for ECHO Award 2013

Ilrish Kensenhuis, fourth year student at the Theatre Teacher study programme, has been selected as finalist for the ECHO Award, the national incentive prize for non-western foreign talent in higher...

Stadsdeel Zuid and the National Ballet Academy invest in young talent

Stadsdeel Zuid and the National Ballet Academy are working together to develop young dance talent. The National Ballet Academy educates talented children to become professional dancers. Training for...

Talented students of the National Ballet Academy in the Junior Company of the Dutch National Ballet

The brand-new Junior Company comprises twelve young, extremely talented dancers: six dancers who have recently begun their dance career with the Dutch National Ballet and six talented students from...

The National Ballet Academy presents young talent in Dansers van Morgen at the Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam

In Dansers van Morgen young talented dancers from the Nationale Balletacademie display their skills on June 27 and 28 in the Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam. They dance fragments from classical ballets...

‘The theatre world isn’t just loose grains of sand, it’s a beach where something very special can happen’

The new director of de Theaterschool Jan Zoet (54) talks of his first meeting with the theatre avant-garde during the 1970s and of exhilarating times at the Mickery Theater. A meeting in the...

Hisako Horikawa appointed Artist in Residence at SNDO

The groundbreaking Japanese choreographer Hisako Horikawa will work with thirty students from all four year groups at the SNDO on a group choreography that will culminate in a performance at A Taste...

National Ballet Academy organises third Amsterdam International Summer School

From 8 to 19 July 2013, the third edition of the Amsterdam International Summer School, an in-depth summer course for ballet dancers, will take place. This intensive two-week course is organized by...

Birgit Cullberg scholarship for Jefta van Dinther, former student Modern Theatre Dance

Jefta van Dinther, former student at the ModernTheatre Dance study programme, receives the Birgit Cullberg scholarship. The Swedish Arts Grants committee hands out the Birgit Cullberg scholarship on...

Jan Zoet new director de Theaterschool

The Executive Board of the Amsterdam School of the Arts has appointed Jan Zoet as new director of de Theaterschool. Jan Zoet is currently director of the Rotterdamse Schouwburg and Productiehuis...

Moniek Toebosch 1948-2012

Artist and performer Moniek Toebosch died on November 24. Moniek was director from 2004 - 2007 of the then second-phase study programme DasArts, which later evolved to become a Master of Theatre...

SNDO Auditions 7, 8 and 9 March 2013

Every year, in the beginning of March, the SNDO has a three day audition to select prospective students. The auditions will take place on Thursday 7, Friday 8 and Saturday 9 March 2013.

"ADA" - Ankara Dance Research

Angela Linssen and Jeroen Fabius have been invited to Turkey for workshops and meetings about new aspects of contemporary dance from the Netherlands.

Marijke Hoogenboom appointed Professor at de Theaterschool

The AHK Board has been appointed Marijke Hoogenboom as Professor at de Theaterschool, a position she will take up on 1 September 2012. As head of the Art Practice and Development research group, she...

Cultuurfonds Limburg Inspiratieprijs 2012 presented to Joost Vrouenraets

The board of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Limburg has awarded dancer and choreographer Joost Vrouenraets, graduate of the Jazz- and Musical Dance study programme, the Inspiratieprijs 2012. The...

Gouden Kalf for Hannah Hoekstra for best actress, former student of the Amterdamse Toneelschool & Kleinkunstacademie

Hannah Hoekstra, former student of the undefinedAmsterdamse Toneelschool& Kleinkunstacademie won a Gouden Kalf award for best actress for her role in the film Hemel, the story of a girl who suffers...

Dioraphte Award for Parkin’son

On 7 October during the Festival Nederlandse Dansdagen, SNDO alumnus Giulio d'Anna won the Dioraphte Dansprijs, a prize for dance productions with international potential.

Lina Saneh and Rabih Mroué, mentors DasArts Autumn Block

On 17 September, Lina Saneh and Rabih Mroué started their 10-week block at DasArts, entitled ‘Current Events in the Past Tense’. They will be using the block to reflect on time of actual events, the...

VSCD Toneelprijzen for alumni of the Mime School and the Theatre Theacher Study Programme

The most coveted annual theatre awards were presented on Sunday 9 September during the Gala of the Nederlands Theater. Five alumni of the Mime School and one alumnus of the Theatre Teacher study...

A Walk Down the Mountain

'A Walk Down the Mountain' is the Final presentation by Gilad Ben Ari, student at the Amsterdam Master of Choreography. 'A Walk Down the Mountain' is a 27 hour action, to which the public is invited...

Joeri Dubbe wins the BNG Nieuwe Theatermakers Prijs 2012

Joeri Dubbe, former student of the Nationale Balletacademie, has won the BNG Nieuwe Theatermakers Prijs 2012 with his production Chrono. The special jury chose Joeri Dubbe from five nominated theatre...

Choreographer Ugo Dehaes Artist in Residence for Modern Theatre Dance and Production and Stage Management study programmes

From September 2012, choreographer Ugo Dehaes will assume the position of Artist in Residence for the Modern Theatre Dance and the Production and Stage Management study programmes at de...

The Best of ITs on Tour featuring top talent of de Theaterschool

The Best of ITs on Tour features a triple bill, in which two short productions ‘Gaan’ and ‘Vertreksvergunning’ by recently graduated theatrical talent from de Theaterschool are staged. Both...

Prix Jardin d’Europe 2012 for SNDO graduate Florentina Holzinger

Florentina Holzinger (NL/AT), graduate at the SNDO in 2011, was awarded the Prix Jardin d'Europe 2012 for her graduation production ‘Silk’.

SNDO intensive course

From February 11 to March 1 - 2013 we organize an Intensive Course of 3 weeks for everyone who wants to get an overall impression of the programme of the SNDO. The Intensive Course in February 2013...

Dionne Verwey wins Top Naeff Prijs 2012

Dionne Verwey, who graduated from de Theaterschool’s Mime School was awarded the Top Naeff Prijs on 2 July for her graduate production ‘Man’. The Top Naeff prize is traditionally awarded as incentive...

'Een Poppenhuis' wins Ton Lutz Award

De Theaterschool production Een Poppenhuis has won the Ton Lutz Award for best theatre direction at the 23rd ITs Festival. Een Poppenhuis is the graduate production of Maren Bjørseth (Theatre...

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