Following a thrilling appearance with Hamburg Ballet’s Silvia Azzolini at the Art for Life charity gala in Bratislava (http://www.rtvs.sk/televizia/archiv/9790/81562) Remi returns to Amsterdam for performances of The Nutcracker with two new partners: Anna Ol (16, 20 and 22 December) and Michaela de Prince (28 and 31 December). A cracking way to spend Christmas!
Right now Remi is in the studio with Christopher Wheeldon who is creating a new ballet on him and partner Megan Zimny Kaftira. The as-yet unnamed work will premiere on 17 June as part of Dutch National Ballet’s Cool Britannia mixed bill. During this programme Remi will also make his debut in Wayne McGregor’s signature ballet Chroma.
Remi joins an all-star line-up of international principals in St Petersburg this weekend as part of the annual Dance Open Festival. In 2014 he returned from the same event with the People’s Choice Award for his performance of self-choreographed solo Joel. This year he will dance scenes from John Neumeier’s Sylvia with Silvia Azzoni of Hamburg Ballet.
In the ballet Sylvia, Remi proved that he is one of the world’s leading dancers of John Neumeier repertoire. This Tuesday 14 April at 19:30 he will make his debut in Neumeier’s best-know and most romantic ballet La Dame aux Camélias. His Marguerite is Megan Zimny-Kaftira with whom he’ll dance the ballet again on Sunday 19 April at 14:00. An unmissable occasion for Wörtmeyer and Neumeier fans alike.
Remi was “almost too good” and “stole the show” in last night’s five-star premiere of George Balanchine’s Jewels. The glittering Dutch National Ballet production, reviewed by Het Parool, runs until 6 March.
Remi returns to the stage today as the Prince in Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella. Wheeldon created the magical production on Remi and his colleagues at Dutch National Ballet in 2012. The ballet has since been seen in San Francisco, New York and will premiere in July 2015 at the London Coliseum.
Last week Remi’s production Homebody concluded the first leg of its sell-out Dutch tour. Critics at the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam world premiere called it “bold and full of drama” (Dans Magazine) and wrote that “the amount of talent assembled in one project is enviable” (Theaterkrant). Homebody returns to the stage in January with dates in the schouwburgs of Haarlem, Hoorn, Groningen, Utrecht and Zwolle. Last seats can be purchased at www.homebody.com.
Remi’s new evening-length self-choreographed production Homebody will premiere at the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam on 18 September. Homebody is a very special combination of ballet, opera and theatre starring multi-award-winning Dutch film actress Monic Hendrickx (pictured) who shares the stage with dancers from Dutch National Ballet. It is directed by Malcolm Rock and features new music by Colin Benders, the mastermind of The Kyteman Orchestra. A rare and unmissable event!
This Saturday 13 September Remi will revisit his self-choreographed solo Joel during the annual Dutch National Ballet Gala. The exuberant solo was first performed earlier this year at the Dance Opera St Petersburg and earned Remi the prestigious People’s Choice audience prize.
Remi’s debut exhibition of painted works opens this Sunday 22 June at Casa Luna Gallery, Leliegracht 14 Amsterdam. Curator and mentor Maud Verbruggen writes that Remi’s figures “appear to hide their faces or move away from the viewer. He reduces the solidity of the still standing figure and creates magnetic images that suggest movement.” All art-works are for sale. Come raise a glass in celebration from 16:00.