Dance With Harp, Igone de Jongh, Artur Shesterikov, Anna Tsygankova, Jozef Varga, Jurgita Dronina and Isaac Hernandez. Choreography Hans van Manen. Harp: Remy van Kesteren. Set and Costume Design: Keso Dekker. Shot on 27.04.2014 at Dance Open 2014, St Petersburg, Russia.
Hans van Manen (born 11 July 1932 in Nieuwer-Amstel, Netherlands) is a Dutch ballet dancer, choreographer and photographer. He is a son of a German housemaid. He studied under Sonia Gaskell, Françoise Adret and Nora Kiss. Van Manen wrote many ballets. He worked for the Dutch National Ballet from 1973 to 1985. He was awarded the Erasmus Prize in 2000 and the Prix Benois de la Danse for lifetime achievement in 2005.
«Hans van Manen has been called the Mondrian of ballet, the Versace of ballet, the Pinter of ballet and the Antonioni of ballet. (His) distinctive personal style mixes formal austerity and glassy elegance with erotic charge»
Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography© with kind permission of the Dance Open, special thanks to Ekaterina Galanova and Adelia Mukhamedzhanova.