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Dorian

A dance thriller based on the famous book by Oscar Wild, with an immersive mix of hiphop and ballet
Dates
Location
Theatres throughout the Netherlands
Duration
2 hours, incl. 1 interval

Dorian follows on from the successes of Narnia and GRIMM as the third joint production of the choreographers Ernst Meisner and Marco Gerris.

For their adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray, the famous book by Oscar Wilde from 1891, the two choreographers have opted for a thriller-like approach filled with tension and suspense for both adults and adolescents from the age of 14. This time, dancers from the Dutch National Ballet will be joining dancers from the Junior Company and the ISH Dance Collective.

Dance thriller based on the famous book by Oscar Wilde

In their production, Meisner and Gerris follow the plot of Wilde’s novel but place it in an eccentric contemporary setting. The protagonist Dorian goes overboard in his craving for beauty and adoration, and he suffers the consequences. He descends into a downward spiral, becoming trapped in a labyrinth in which he can no longer tell reality from fantasy.

As they did in Narnia and GRIMM, Meisner and Gerris blend different dance styles in an exciting and immersive mix of hip-hop and ballet.

New music performed live

Joey Roukens, one of the Netherlands' best-known young composers, is writing a new, full-length score for Dorian. In recent years, Roukens has composed works for various Dutch and international orchestras, including in the role of composer-in-residence at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Meisner and Roukens previously collaborated on the ballet In Transit by the Dutch National Ballet. In larger theatres, Roukens’ new composition for Dorian will be performed live by the Dutch Ballet Orchestra.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde’s philosophical novel The Picture of Dorian Gray is about the pursuit of eternal youth and the danger of becoming lost in the process. The protagonist Dorian Gray longs to stay as young and handsome as he is in the portrait painted by his friend Basil. He wishes that his likeness in the painting will grow older and uglier in his place. He gets his wish.

"In a rare clever way, Dorian translates literature into dance."

— Theaterkrant

"Dorian turns out to be a work of art with countless exciting vistas."

★★★★★
— Volkskrant

Speellijst

Thu 11 May 19:30
Amsterdam Nationale Opera & Ballet
Passed
Sat 13 May 14:00
Amsterdam Nationale Opera & Ballet
Passed
Sat 13 May 19:30
Amsterdam Nationale Opera & Ballet
Passed
Sun 14 May 14:00
Amsterdam Nationale Opera & Ballet
Passed
Wed 17 May 19:30
Amsterdam Nationale Opera & Ballet
Passed
Fri 19 May 19:30
Leeuwarden De Harmonie
Passed
Sat 20 May 19:30
Den Haag Amare
Passed
Sun 21 May 15:30
Rotterdam Nieuwe Luxor Theater
Passed
Tue 23 May 19:30
Zwolle Theater De Spiegel
Passed
Thu 25 May 19:30
Enschede Wilminktheater
Passed
Fri 26 May 19:30
Heerlen Parkstad Limburg Theaters
Passed
Sat 27 May 19:30
Apeldoorn Theater Orpheus
Passed
Tue 30 May 19:30
Amsterdam ITA
Passed
Wed 31 May 19:30
Gouda De Goudse Schouwburg
Passed
Fri 2 Jun 19:30
Alkmaar TAQA Theater De Vest
Passed
Sat 3 Jun 19:30
Tilburg Schouwburg Concertzaal Tilburg
Passed
Sun 4 Jun 19:00
Breda Chassé Theater
Passed
Tue 6 Jun 19:30
Spijkenisse Theater de Stoep
Passed
Wed 7 Jun 19:30
Groningen SPOT/ Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Passed
Fri 9 Jun 19:30
Haarlem Stadsschouwburg Haarlem
Passed
Sat 10 Jun 19:30
Haarlem Stadsschouwburg Haarlem
Passed
Tue 13 Jun 19:15
Wageningen Junushoff
Passed
Wed 14 Jun 19:30
Hoorn Het Park
Passed
Thu 15 Jun 19:30
Zaandam Zaantheater
Passed
Fri 16 Jun 19:30
Eindhoven Parktheater
Passed

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