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Ellen Landa wins award Dansersfonds

Dansersfonds '79 Foundation has announced the winners of its annual dance awards. This time, the annual Incentive prize is awarded to dancer Ellen Landa, who at Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, according to the jury, "occupies a conspicuous place within the internationally composed group" and is "technically strong and constant, driven and subservient in dance."

Ellen Landa, 31, has been with Scapino since 2014, where she is one of the face-setting dancers. She has danced signature roles in such performances as Pas de deux, Pablo, Scala and TING! The jury also particularly mentioned her role in the recent production Oscar. She also received high praise for her role in the opera production Opera Melancholica, in collaboration with OPERA2DAY. She can currently be seen in artistic director Ed Wubbe's production Casablanca.

Ed Wubbe: "How happy I am that Ellen Landa has been awarded this beautiful prize by the Dansersfonds! Ellen is a sensitive dancer who knows how to move the audience through her intensity and empathy. She is a standout who understands the art of giving urgency and quality to everything she dances."

This award is a well-deserved recognition of her talent and a nice encouragement to develop even further.


Award ceremony

The Dansersfonds awards are the longest existing Dutch dance awards and were established in 1979 at the initiative of the founders of the Dansersfonds: Alexandra Radius and Han Ebbelaar. This year's awards ceremony will take place on Monday, November 14, during the Netherlands Ballet Gala, in DeLaMar, Amsterdam, in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix.