HIGH FRENCH HONOUR FOR HANS VAN MANEN

04.07.2017

The French Ministry of Culture has conferred the distinction of Commandeur des Arts et Lettres on Hans van Manen, resident choreographer with Dutch National Ballet. Hans van Manen is the first Dutch performing artist to receive the highest possible state distinction in the field of art and letters in France.

The honour is conferred on people who have distinguished themselves through their artistic creativity and contributed to the influence of art in France or worldwide.
The honour will be conferred on Hans van Manen this evening at the Montpellier Danse festival, where Dutch National Ballet is dancing works by Van Manen this evening and tomorrow evening.
Brigitte Lefèvre, director of the Festival de danse de Cannes and former director of the Paris Opera ballet company, will present the honour to Van Manen, in the presence of Jet Bussemaker, Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science.

Photo: Hans van Manen by Bibi Neuray

           

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