02 October 2009 to 20 November 2009

Taking the history of the Low Lands as both backdrop and mirror, Ed Wubbe has created a compelling group choreography that reflects on contemporary life. His affection for a nation is translated into abstract dance. Wubbe has produced a dazzling dance work, transforming references to the Golden Age, paintings by Frans Hals, Rembrandt and Vermeer, the mindset of the East India Company, Calvin and the Dutch tulip, into reflections of our kaleidoscopic world.

Wubbe has created Holland in the spirit of previous signature works such as Kathleen and The Green; like much of Wubbe’s work, Holland is also about people – their frailties and passions.

Ed Wubbe


Artistic director Ed Wubbe is one of the most versatile Dutch choreographers whose work is seen by a large audience in the Netherlands. His immediate hit ‘Rameau’, his first production as...

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Choreography: Ed Wubbe
Music: Kimmo Pohjonen, Eric Echampard: parts from CD ‘Uumen’   
Fabian Smit: Composition for harmonium, live performed by Annemarie Labinjo-v.d. Meulen
Set: Ed Wubbe
Backdrop: Ed Wubbe/Marc van Helden
Light: Benno Veen/Ed Wubbe
Costumes: Pamela Homoet

Première: Wednesday 7 October 2009, Rotterdamse Schouwburg

Danced by:
Bonnie Doets, Chiara Mezzadri, Leslie Humbert, Maya Roest, Mélanie Oger, Merel  Lammers, Nicole Kohlmann, Ralitza Malehounova
Brandon O’Dell, Jeroen Van Acker, Loïc Perela, Min Li, Mischa van Leeuwen, Mitchell-lee van Rooij, Rein Putkamer, Rupert Tookey

Harmonium: Annemarie Labinjo-v.d. Meulen