The future of ballet world wide | Positioning Ballet 2023 | Dutch National Ballet

From 24 until 26 February, artistic directors from leading ballet companies all over the world came together in Amsterdam for the third edition of the work conference Positioning Ballet, organised by Ted Brandsen, the director of Dutch National Ballet. For many of them, it was the first opportunity in a long while to see their fellow directors again in person and to expand their network through new encounters.

The artistic directors talked to each other about current social developments that influence the work of ballet companies, and discussed the future of the art of ballet. Despite the differences between the companies and the environment in which they present their work, there turned out to be many similar and overarching challenges. Various ways of tackling these challenges were shared. SUBSCRIBE to our channel for new video’s every week:

The conference concluded with the agreement that the directors will continue the dialogue over the coming period, through Zoom meetings, for example. Ted Brandsen, director of Dutch National Ballet and curator of the conference, and Assis Carreiro, co-curator of the conference with Peggy Olislaegers, will think about a follow-up.

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