With surprise and dismay, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam has taken note of the advice from the Council for Culture for the culture plan period 2021-2024. In the opinion of the Council itself, the oldest dance company in the Netherlands is perfectly healthy and shows good results. Nevertheless, the council advises not to grant a subsidy to one of the most successful companies of the moment.
"Unthinkable! Scapino is one of the leading European dance companies. Their creative and innovative policies fundamentally influenced the entire dance culture in the Netherlands."
"There are a fewtop dance companies in The Netherlands, of a high and international level. That Scapino has been part of this for many years is obvious. A company to be proud of, to cherish and to invest in. Of course, this advice should not be followed!"
Marne van Opstal
"Outrageous! Scapino has gone above and beyond to make dance accessible for so many people. As a young kid they toured to our local theatre and I discovered my joy for dance. They are about to celebrate their 75th anniversary. Let’s all make sure they make it past a hundred!"
"Minister Van Engelshoven, be the wiser and give the general public Scapino Ballet Rotterdam."
"Scapino Ballet is definitely one of the most vital performing arts companies in our country. Scapino Ballet has a unique and indispensable position in the Dutch dance landscape. This group deserves more support, not less."
Hanneke van Riel
"What incomprehensible advice! Scapino was the reason for me to delve more into modern dance and to visit dance performances."
Minister, continue to support Scapino Ballet Rotterdam financially in 2021-2024!
The Council for Culture recommends that the government subsidy for Scapino be stopped. I want the government to continue to support Scapino Ballet Rotterdam!Scapino plays in almost all cities in the Netherlands and reaches a very large audience. Scapino also provides innovation in dance because it offers the most opportunities to young dancers and choreographers.
Scapino should not disappear!
This petion is closed and was presented to the House of Representatives of the Netherlands on June 25th.