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


12 November 2022 to 24 February 2023

A production on passion, freedom and the longing for a better world.

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Two Tales

25 March 2023 to 09 June 2023

In Two Tales, young up-and-coming dance makers tell penetrating stories with firm roots in the traditions and customs of their homeland.

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Mario Bermúdez Gil
Ed Wubbe (photo Bryndis Brynjolfsdottir)
Ed Wubbe
Ryan Djojokarso - Photo Bas Czerwinski
Ryan Djojokarso
Artistic Director
Richard van Kruysdijk
Composer / musician
Antonin Comestaz - Foto Bas Czerwinski
Antonin Comestaz
Justin de Jager



Scapino Ballet Rotterdam
Eendrachtsstraat 8
3012XL Rotterdam

tel: 010 - 414 24 14
(ma t/m vr 09:00 - 17:30)


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