Switch Production Team
2511 EN Den Haag
The Switch Project by NDT dancers will collaborate closely with charitable organizations by supporting their causes through both financial support and by offering our service. Our mission is to create a platform for dancers to share their time and expertise while supporting charitable organizations, providing vital outreach to underserved communities worldwide.
The Switch Project is an ambitious undertaking and despite our unwavering confidence and belief in the project, its success will depend on the generosity and support of people like you. We hope you'll consider sponsoring Switch by making a donation or by providing an in-kind donation of products or services. By contributing to Switch and the Switch Project you will be instrumental in providing the NDT dancers with the very special opportunity to inspire and connect with underprivileged communities.
We would be enormously grateful to receive your support. You can make donations on the following details:
Nederlands Dans Theater is a cultural ANBI organization.
Lucent Dans Theater, Den Haag
April 2, 2015
€35 / €10 (under age 27)
Gregory Lau and Xanthe van Opstal
Katarina Van den Wouwer
This years Switch team is made up of 7 dancers from 4 different countries. We've all come together to make Switch an unforgettable night where art and exploration can join one another to benefit those in need around the world. We're excited to share this year's program, which will present 13 emerging choreographers as they explore what it means to be a creator, designer, and choreographer in the world of dance.
• Rupert Tookey (United Kingdom)
• Brett Conway (USA)
• Gregory Lau (USA)
• Grace Lyell (United Kingdom)
• Myrthe Van Opstal (Nederlands)
• Meng-Ke Wu (Taiwan)
• Imre Van Opstal (Nederlands)
AIGHD is an academic collaboration between the Academic Medical Centre, the University of Amsterdam, the VU University of Amsterdam, and non-governmental organizations. AIGHD links disciplines, resources, and innovative programs from academic institutions and implementing partners in both the developed and developing world, with the ultimate aim to lead the way to access to high quality health care for all inhabitants of this world. It aims to provide sustainable solutions to major health problems across our planet, by forging synergies between disciplines, health care delivery, research, and eduction.
Relevé A.C. is a Civil Association developed by Isaac, Esteban, and Hector Hernandez located in Tlajomulco Jalisco, Mexico. The mission of Relevé A.C. is to provide arts education, specifically dance, to under privileged communities in Mexico while pushing to be socially active. Relevé A.C. has been developing with the city council and authorities, training programs for kids in areas where arts were not available, giving the youth of Mexico a very valuable opportunity to develop options and goals in their lives.
Tlajomulco Jalisco is a town where Isaac and his father Hector built and opened their first free ballet school. Here children can get ballet classes free of charge, resulting in a huge impact on the community. Tons of children were captivated by this and auditioned. The town used to be violent, and opportunities were few for young people. Ballet took kids off the streets, and gave them a purpose. Because of this success, another second school has been opened in Chulavista Jalisco, thanks to the social improvements in the area. Now drama, singing, and other courses are being taught at the ballet schools. The teachers want to give the children as many experiences as possible. The plan is to bring more guest teachers from other countries to continue improving the social work that has been done. Last summer a ballet gala called 'Despertares' was organized to celebrate and collect money for the ballet schools that were built by Hector himself. Isaac continues to search for projects that contribute positive change to places where opportunities do not exist.
Medical Action Myanmar is a Dutch medical aid organization, whose mission it is to improve access to health care for the poorest of Myanmar people. The motivation for the creation of this NGO comes from the large unmet health needs, the very small amount of international aid and the tragic consequences this has for the health status of the Myanmar people. The initiative is from Dr Frank Smithuis (previous director Medecins sans Frontieres Myanmar 1994-2009), Mr Rene Mous, Dr Ni Ni Tun and Dr Tun Tun Lwin, who are working with a team of very committed and experienced national health professionals.