Dutch National Ballet – Canta Danst Ballet
Canta Danst Ballet
Choreography Ernst Meisner
Music Robin Rimbaud – Scanner
Set Design Rogério Lira
Premiere 28 June 2012 Westergasfabriek Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Live performances and TV series
A dance for Canta Drivers and HNB dancers The Little Red Car dances!
A six-week transmedia project based around a remarkable Dutch mobility car that many may have seen in the streets of Amsterdam. In the project, dancers and handicapped people worked together. Beginning in mid-May with a book by Karin Spaink, a TV series on Ned 2, and a radio documentary on Radio 1, the grand finale took place on 28 June 2012 with a special dance performance by thirty ballet dancers from the Dutch National Ballet and sixty Canta drivers. The performance featured the little cars as full dance partners an Scanner performied a new live original score commissioned for the event in the spacious surroundings of De Gashouder, Amsterdam.
The project was devised and set up by Maartje Nevejan, Karin Spaink and Bert Kommerij