Scapino Ballet

Scapino lives dance, breathes dance, is dance. But when the company began, it didn’t set out with the aim of creating and performing dance. Scapino was founded in 1945 by Hans Snoek. She (yes, Hans was a woman) dreamt of ‘bringing colour back to the cheeks of children after the war.’ And it’s because of her belief in the power of dance to make that happen, that Scapino came to be. The drive to bring change through dance – to bring joy, life, colour – still moves us today.

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Other events

Two Tales

25 March 2023 to 20 June 2023

Young emerging dance makers tell poignant stories with solid roots in the lore and customs of their native land.

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Made in Rotterdam

27 June 2023 to 28 June 2023

New work, performed and created by Scapino dancers. Made in Rotterdam is Scapino's dance laboratory where dancers can develop their talent as a choreographer.

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28 September 2023 to 14 December 2023

A hopeful ritual for an approaching end in this co-production HERFST created by Ryan Djojokarso.

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Song of the dark forest

20 October 2023 to 24 February 2024

Song of the dark forest is a moving, compelling and comforting performance, performed by the complete group of dancers of Scapino, an opera singer and live music by the DoelenEnsemble. It sings the...

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Pinocchio Effect

01 December 2023 to 02 March 2024

Dance, theatre, live video and blunt performances in a family production for everyone between the ages of 10 to 110. Filled with humor and seriousness about something we all do: lying!

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07 April 2024 to 09 June 2024

For Origin, Ed Wubbe brings two extraordinary international choreographers to the Netherlands. An exciting performance with influences from Chinese dance, Israeli folk dance and modern dance.

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Ed Wubbe (photo Bryndis Brynjolfsdottir)
Ed Wubbe
Danae & Dionysios
Erika Silgoner



Scapino Ballet Rotterdam
Eendrachtsstraat 8
3012XL Rotterdam

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