RINUS SPRONG

Director Dutch Ukraïnian Dance Centre, The Hague 2022

Artistic Director De Dutch Don't Dance Division 1997-2021

 

CHOREOGRAPHER

2022           Good Old Times, Holland Dance Festival, production with older people

2019-2022  A Christmas Carol, DeDDDD, music by Carl Davis, Co-prod. Residentie Orkest

                     Interbellum, Ballet Black& White, National Tour, Senf Theater Partners    

2017            Ballet Blues, DeDDDD National Tour, Senf Theater Partners

2016            Alice in Winterwonderland, Stage director, music Carl Davis, DeDDDD

                     Ballet Blanc, (DeDDDD), Tour Nederland, Senf Theater Partners

                     Armin Only “Embrace”, choreography for the world tour of Armin van Buuren

2015            Dance & Music Factory, Metropole Orkest, DeDDDD en Percossa

                     Dancing Lane, National Tour

                     Everybody Dance Now, RTL Television

2014            Pest, Educational program, DeDDDD in collaboration with Holland Dance

2013-2015  Dancing in a Winter Wonderland, DeDDDD, Lucent Danstheater

                     The Children's Matheus Passion, concept i.c.w. Mirjan de Pont, direction and choreography

2013-2017  The Nutcracker, New version with visuals by David Middendorp

2013             Armin Only “Intense”, choreography for the world tour of Armin van Buuren

                      Dancing Lane, evening long program, De Baak, Driebergen
                      Peace of Me, Musical for celebration 100 years Peace Palace The Hague, in collaboration with National Theatre The Hague
                      Popular Song, Solo for Youri Jongenelen during Solo’s@theSea, DeDDDD

2012             Avro Hofvijverconcert, ‘Classique Olympique’, Festival Classique, director Karel de Rooij

2011             So You Think You Can Dance, RTL-5 television

                      The Ultimate Dance Battle (Finalist), RTL Television

2010-2011  Abdallah and the Gazelle of Basra, Lucent Danstheater, DeDDDD

2009             Azirba, Music Theatre Group Briza

2009-2006  The Nutcracker in the Big Church, The Hague, DeDDDD

1999             Ja Zuster, Nee Zuster, Musical- Theatre production, Ro-Theater/Firma Rieks Swarte, with a.o. Loes Luca, Dick van den Toorn,

                      Paul R.Kooij,  Director Pieter Kramer

                     Tojirareta Fune (The Ship Without eyes) Opera of Maki Iishi, director Henk Schut, with Nigel Robson (tenor), Valerie Valentine

                     (Dutch National Ballet) and twelve Buddhistic monks from Japan

1998            Fly Away, Nieuwe De Lamartheater Amsterdam, Musical from and with Arjan Ederveen, director Matthijs Rümke

1994-1999  Cabaret Lulu, New York, New concepts and direction of different numbers

1987-1993 Scapino Ballet , Rotterdam, Het Gemoed, with actrice Margreet Blanken

1992            Cadance Festival, The Hague, diverse works, Theatre Korzo The Hague

1982            Nederlands DansTheater ll, Workshop


Actor/ Singer

2018-2022  Jopie, Life Is Not A Musical, musical play by- and with HannaH de Leeuwe, written for Rinus

2019-2023  A Christmas Carol, Scrooge, Production De Dutch Don’t Dance Division in collaboration with The Hague Philharmonic

2014+2015 Dancing in a Winter Wonderland, Aria from King Arthur H.Purcell, Production De Dutch Don’t Dance Division in collaboration with

                     The Hague Philharmonic

                     Ma, Mag Ik Even, Theatre play by HannaH de Leeuwe

2010-2011  Sprong in Zee, solo performance with pianist Gerard Vogel, BeachTheatre De Fuut and  SS-Rotterdam

2008-2012  Café Chantant, Solo performance with pianist Jan Schouten

2007-2009  Wam! That Has Music In It, Briza Musical Theater, The Hague

2008-2009  Barre@theBeach, DeDDDD, Beachtheatre De Fuut

2007-2008  La Strada, DeDDDD, Beachtheatre De Fuut

2005            Irene The Sirene, Solo performance, Studio Do in collaboration with DeDDDD, concept and direction Dodo van Aarem

2004-2005  Dolf Brouwers, ben ik dat? Theater The Regentes, director Guusje Eybers

                     Concert works of Edith Sitwell, with Matangi Quartet

2003            Orlando, Holland Dance Festival, DeDDDD, production Theater aan het Spui

                     Choreography Thom Stuart, Music Gene Carl

                     Fortuna's Family, Festival De Parade, DeDDDD

                     One man Show, Cabaret-Chantant, 19 Years Theater at the Spui,  with pianist Jan Schouten, Director Margreet Blanken

2001            Grace,The Musical, Text Seth Gaaikema, Music Cy Coleman, Director Frans Weisz, Choreography Pat Birch

                     Fortuna’s Follies, Concept/ Text/ Choreography Rinus Sprong, Thom Stuart, Festival De Parade

2000            Gebroken Wit, Dansgroep Duende Friesland,/ Grietine Molenbuur

                     Choreography/ Concept Thom Stuart, Wilma Marijnissen

                     The Manson Family, An Opera by John Moran, Mr. Bugliosie, The Prosecutor,

                     Choreography/ Direction Thom Stuart, DeDDDD/ Theater Spui, The Hague, Production MOJO Theater

                     Duet... Song for choreography Nils Christe, Its Festival Amsterdam

1999            Het Stervende Jaar, Millennium Parade Amsterdam

1998            Hans & Grietje, The Witch, Choreography/ Direction Thom Stuart, DeDDDD, Lowlands Festival

                     Dood7onde!, DeDDDD/ Theater aan het Spui, Choreography Thom Stuart, Festival De Parade

1994-1998  Cabaret LULU Entertainment Company, New York, Performing artist and director

1993            Mayhem in Old Mauch Chunk, Victor Hugo, The Playersclub New York, Director Billy Padgett, Music Robin Field

1983            La Vie Sexuelle des Animaux, Théâtre de la Parchemenerie, Rennes, France

                     Choreography Gigi Caciuleanu, Director Guy Parigot


DANCER

1997-2022  De Dutch Don’t Dance Division

                     Artistic director, performing artist, The Netherlands, Austria and Romania

2004            Introdans Arnhem, Guest Artist, revival of Pulchinella, Choreograpy Nils Christe

2003            An American Nutcracker, Guest Artist, Hartford Ballet, Choreography Kirk Peterson

1994-2000  Shore Ballet Nutcracker, Guets Artist, New Jersey, USA

1997            Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Guest Artist, Perfect Skin, Choreography Ed Wubbe

                     The New Boys (The New Royal Ballet Of New-York), works a.o. Dwight Rhoden & Desmond Richardson

                     Different roles en travesty on point shoes, New-York, tour Japan

1996            Bat-Dor Modern Dance Company Israel (guest dancer), Touring Israël, Greece

                     Cadance Festival, Korzo Theater The Hague

1994-1995  Teatro Vivace, Luxemburg          

                     Metropolitan Repertory Ballet, Guest Artist, New York, Les Sylphides, Choreography Fokine/ Youskevitch

                     Spring Dance Festival, Eugene and Marion, Choreography Thom Stuart Music Gene Carl

1993            New York Dance Group
1987-1993  Scapino Ballet Amsterdam, works by a.o. Armando Navarro, Nils Christe, Hans van Manen,

                     Ed Wubbe, Mats Ek, Jirí Kylián          

1984-1987  Introdans Arnhem, works by a.o. Nils Christe, Ed Wubbe, Hans Tuerlings,

1984            Trans, Dancegroup Luxemburg, Director Raymond Colling 

1983-1984  Théâtre Choréographique de Rennes, France, Director Gigi Cacueleanu

1982            Introdans Arnhem Guest Artist

1981-1983  Nederlands Dans Theater ll

Danced in works of a.o. Nils Christe, Jirí Kylián, Mats Ek, Armando Navarro, Ed Wubbe, Thom Stuart, Hans van Manen, William Forsyth, Choo San Goh, Dwight Rhoden-Desmond Richardson, Kirk peterson, Igor Youskevitch, Patricia Birch


Teacher

1991-2022   CoDarts Rotterdam Dance Academy

                     De Dutch Summer Dance Course (DeDSDC), The Hague, Initiator and teacher

                     Maximum Dance Course, Initiator, In collaboration with Nederlands Dans Theater

                     La Culla, Urbino Dance Weekend, Italy (Spin-Off DeDSDC)

                     Learning Lane De Baak, Institute for Life-Long-Learning

                     Dansbelang, connecting organization for Dance Professionals

                     Lucia Martthas School of Performing Arts

                     Police Academy Holland, ‘Leadership’

                     Artez-University of the Arts, Arnhem

                     Fontys-University of Appled Science, Tilburg

                     Conny Jansen Danst, Modern dance company Rotterdam

                     VAK, Institute for fine Arts, Delft

 

In 2001 he got his didactic-license at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences