Weekend Special (2-4 March 2012)

  • Event: Weekend Special (2-4 March 2012)
  • Start: Thursday 01 March 00:00 - 00:00

If you still have no plans for the upcoming weekend (2-4 March) check what exciting events are on The Hague's offer in the next few days. Visit a contemporary version of Swan Lake balet, listen to one of another amazing concerts played by The Hague's residence orchestra or see for yourself what happens when nature meets human on stage. There will be also spectacular japanese dance performance and the biggest pop venue of the city will be moved by raw garage blues. However if nothing from our selection doesn't appeal to you do not hesitate to check weekly calendar with the listings of the cutural events in an around The Hague. Enjoy your weekend!

 

Swan Lake: A contemporary take on a classic production

The world renowned ballet Swan Lake is being offered to audiences of The Hague as a whole new experience. In Swan Lake ‘Siegfried and Odette’, a choir of 60 singers, 26 dancers and seven musicians will take audiences on a contemporary journey through a choreography created by Lonneke van Leth, accompanied by wonderful set design and live music. Don’t miss this spectacular performance, taking place at The Fokker Terminal in The Hague from 22 February - 4 March.

 

 

Featuring music composed by Tsjaikovski, Maurits Petipa and Lev Ivanov‘s Swan Lake is arguably the most well known dance classic of all time. Choreographer Lonneke van Leth has devised a modern version of the ballet classic, together with composer Eef van Breen and visual artist Vincent de Kooker using new technology such as giant projections. Modern dance, new compositions and a monumental art installation offer audiences a very special experience, promising to change your view of the original Swan Lake.

 

For more information info@lonnekevanleth.nl.When:22, 23, 24, 25, 29 February ~ 20:3026 February (afternoon performance) ~15:001, 2, 3, March ~ 20:304 March (afternoon performance) ~ 15:00Where:Fokker TerminalBinckhorstlaan 249The HagueDinner arrangementIt is possible to dine in location on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.(Costs: € 24,50 for a 4 course dinner exclusive drinks)Dinner starts at 19:00 (restaurant open from 18:30)Ticket prices:Inclusive a cup of tea or coffee before the show and a small bite afterwardsShow: € 28,00Show + dinner: € 52,50 (reservations only via websitehttp://www.zwanenmeer.nu!)CJP holders: € 24,00CJP holders + diner: € 48,50Ooievaarspas holders (you must bring it along): € 17,50Ooievaarpas holders + diner: € 42,00*Attention: € 2 extra on top of ticket price when buying on location.For further information, visit the following websites:www.zwanenmeer.nuwww.lonnekevanleth.nlwww.breenjazz.nlwww.vincentdekooker.nlwww.fokkerterminal.nl">click here. 

 

When:
22, 23, 24, 25, 29 February ~ 20:30
26 February (afternoon performance) ~15:00
1, 2, 3, March ~ 20:30
4 March (afternoon performance) ~ 15:00

 

Where:
Fokker Terminal

Binckhorstlaan 249

The Hague


Dinner arrangement
It is possible to dine in location on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
(Costs: € 24,50 for a 4 course dinner exclusive drinks)
Dinner starts at 19:00 (restaurant open from 18:30)

 

Ticket prices:
Inclusive a cup of tea or coffee before the show and a small bite afterwards
Show: € 28,00
Show + dinner: € 52,50 (reservations only via website www.zwanenmeer.nu!)

CJP holders: € 24,00
CJP holders + diner: € 48,50
Ooievaarspas holders (you must bring it along): € 17,50
Ooievaarpas holders + diner: € 42,00

 

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Classical concerts in February with the Residentie Orkest

 

At the beginning of March, Jörgen van Rijen is set to play the world premiere of the new trombone concerto (by Kalevi Aho).

 

 

Classical concert tip for March 2012

Friday, 2 March ~ 20:15

 

Contemporary music has always found favour with the Residentie Orkest. Since its founding in 1904, ‘modern’ music has always been on the programme. The orchestra will play recent works from Finland and the Netherlands in the Royal Conservatorium’s Schönbergzaal. After the short, festive ‘Helix’ by Esa-Pekka Salonen, they will perform Theo Verbey’s ‘Fractal Symphony’, commissioned in 2004 by the Residentie Orkest for its hundredth birthday. Verbey combines the technique of determining the rhythmic structure by numerical relationships with a virtuoso writing style and colourful handling of the instrumentation. The centrepiece is the world premiere of Kalevi Aho’s Trombone Concerto, played by the young Dutch trombone virtuoso Jörgen van Rijen, for whom it was composed.

 

For further information about the Residentie Orkest or for bookings for either of these shows, visit www.residentieorkest.nl


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Nature vs. Man: Dance production Of Animals and Other Humans stages at Korzo

Portuguese choreographer and dancer Pedro Goucha Gomes explores the relationship between man and nature in his latest performance Of Animals and Other Humans, which can be seen at Korzo Theater on Friday, 2 March.

 

  © Robert Benschop

 

Despite this unprecedented era of technological brilliance, today's human beings are being forced by the natural environment to redefine their relationship with nature, as well as to re-evaluate their habits and lifestyles. With this in mind, Gomes explores the sensorial landscape of the dancer’s bodies as an attempt to fade the borders between humans and the natural world. In his quest, Gomes also ridicules media culture and its infatuation with ephemeral fabricated idols.


When: Friday, 2 March 2012 ~ 21:00
Where: Korzo Theater, Prinsesstraat 42, The Hague

Tickets: €12,50

Bookings: Click here

 

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Japanese Dance spectacular comes to The Hague

Celebrate the beauty and simplicity of traditional Japanese dance at the Lucent Danstheater in The Hague on Saturday, 3 March with the beautiful performance 'Nihon Buyo'.

 

Nihon Buyo is a Japanese performing art in which important elements of Japan’s traditional culture, such as beauty, simplicity, space and light, come to life on stage.

 

The dance troop has been composed especially for this occasion by the Nihon Buyo Foundation, and will be touring the Netherlands with their beautiful performance throughout March. They are led by Senzo Nishikawa (pictured below), Grand Master of the Nihon Buyo Foundation, who has been designated a 'living national treasure' by the Japanese government.

 

 

In Nihon Buyo, Nishikawa leads this company of elaborately dressed dancers and traditional musicians in various performances of dance and drama where the characters in each story are defined by emphatic facial expressions and tiny, stylised movements. Props such as sensu (Japanese fans) along with changes in music, choreography, costume, and make-up are used to express emotions as well as to represent scenery.

 

Nihon Buyo, or ‘Japanese Dance’, is derived from an ancient dance form that was handed down through the centuries. It is recognised as a traditional performing art, together with the known arts of Noh, Kabuki and Bunraku.

 

When: Saturday, 3 March 2012 ~ 20:15
Where: Lucent Danstheater
Tickets: from € 34
Bookings: Click here

 

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Raw garage blues: Cuban Heels play at Paard

Fans of raw garage blues had to wait for a long time for the new Cuban Heels album to hit the shelves. But it was worth the wait - 'Gritbag' might be the band's best record so far. Catch these boys from Twente playing on stage at the Hague's own Paard van Troje on Saturday, 3 March!
 

Last year the band announced to their blues loving fans that they had called it quits. Fortunately, early this year they decided to make a fresh new start, with a line-up of gigs and a new album under their belts.

 

 

With their raw garage blues, Cuban Heels has created quite a stir in recent years with live performances at festivals such as the popular North Sea Jazz, Bospop, Moulin Blues and the Blues Festival in Antwerp. Before they parted ways last year, the band had released three albums - Sweet and Lowdown, Morphine Mama and Gutbucketmusic, all of which received great acclaim. The band, now stronger than ever, present their latest album Gritbag to fans accross the Netherlands. 

 

Since getting back together, the band has welcomed a new guitarist, Mischa den Haring. De Haring joins the original members, which include vocalist Jan Hidding, Richard Koster on the harmonica, bassist Arnoud van den Berg and drummer Chiel at Vaarwerk.


The music of Cuban Heels finds wide ranging influences, from famous blues artists such as Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf and Little Walter, to soul legends such as Otis Redding and Ray Charles and garage rock of The Stooges and The Sonics. Comparisons to Lester Butler's Red Devils have often been made, so for those who love that style of music, Cuban Heels offer an honest and enjoyable alternative.

 

Where: Paard van Troje, The Hague

When: Saturday, 3 March 2012 ~ 20:30
Tickets: €12

Bookings: Click here

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