Scapino Ballet is renowned for large, thematic productions, often accompanied by live music: innovative, entertaining and featuring talented dancers. Find out more.

Cathedral - Marcos Morau - photo Stef Nagel


30 October 2019 to 15 February 2020

With Cathedral, Spanish choreographer Marcos Morau (Pablo) creates his second large production for Scapino. Inspired by the music of Arvo Pärt, that will be performed live by Sinfonia Rotterdam...

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Pearl - Maya Roest - photo Vincent Mentzel


17 January 2020 to 10 April 2020

World class dance, stunning costumes and mesmerising music by composers like Vivaldi. The Baroque spectacle Pearl is one of the most successful productions of Scapino. On tour one last time....

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Opera Melancholica

Opera Melancholica

19 January 2020 to 19 March 2020

A portrait of melancholiac pur sang Roderick Usher and his twin sister Madeline, rendered by both a soprano and a female dancer. Opera Melancholica shows all corners of the human mind.

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The Square

26 March 2020 to 06 June 2020

Four young artists meet eachother in The Square, a new full length performance by Scapino. With contributions of Unorthadox, Justin de Jager &  Anastasia Belyaeva. Direction: Ed Wubbe.

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20 February 2009 to 12 May 2009

‘What is your last step before vanishing into the dark?' Marco Goecke asks a dancer during a rehearsal for his new piece ‘Supernova'. In this choreography for three female and four male dancers,...

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The Nutcracker

05 December 2008 to 14 December 2008

Goecke’s ‘ballet noir’ is like a dark mystery that gradually eases into the audience’s minds. His use of the stage and decor is impressive.

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Tous les jours, a tous points de vue, on va de mieux en mieux

06 September 2007 to 08 September 2007

"Every day, in every way, we are getting better and better" refers to a quotation from French chemist Émile Coué who developed autosuggestion as psychotherapy.

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The Green

10 February 2006 to 24 May 2006

In The Green, Ed Wubbe compares the intimidating magnitude of Bach’s Johannes Passion with man’s insignificance.

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08 February 2005 to 28 April 2005

Ed Wubbe’s PARAMOUNT is based on atmospheric sketches and fragments of film from Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s.

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Suites of Lux

29 September 2004 to 17 November 2004

As a pendant to The Neon Lounge, the new choreography Suites of Lux betrays more of a quest for calm and serenity. Nanine Linning herself describes her choreographies as Minimalist Baroque.

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The Neon Lounge

22 September 2000 to 26 November 2000

Twelve dancers are set in a clearly demarcated space. How the dancers move, spread out and come together again in this space is the basis of The Neon Lounge.

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24 February 2000 to 27 May 2000

Since it's premiere in 2000, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam has achieved big successes with Rosary by Ed Wubbe, to Franz Schubert's String Quartet in C.

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