Support the united ukrainian ballet
The United Ukrainian Ballet Foundation receives refugee Ukrainian dancers – soloists, ensembles and creatives – in the former Royal Conservatory in The Hague and gives them the opportunity to continue dancing. The Foundation aims to protect, support and propagate Ukrainian culture and identity through various artistic programs to Dutch and international theaters and festivals. So that the war is not forgotten. So that Ukrainian culture is not forgotten.
It is essential for a professional dancer to keep dancing. And to be able to continue to do this, shelter alone is not enough. Currently, a group of 60 dancers is housed in the former Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Part of this vacant building is fully equipped for these dancers to train, rehearse and to meet the needs of a ’top athlete’. Every day there are training sessions at the center led by Rinus Sprong, dance coaches from De Dutch Don’t Dance Division and rehearsals led by renowned names such as Alexei Ratmansky and Yiri Kiián. Initiator and artistic director of the company Igone de Jongh is present every day to rehearse with and accompany the dancers. All those involved have worked unpaid in recent months to be able to show the unique production Giselle to the Dutch public.