Rudi van Dantzig|
(4 August 1933 - 19 January 2012) Holland
Choreographer, ballet leader, writer
udi van Dantzig was a Dutch choreographer, company director, and writer. He was a pivotal figure in the rise to world renown of Dutch ballet in the latter half of the twentieth century.
Leader of ballet company "Het Nationaal Ballet" (1971-91), stage director and writer. In 2001 van Dantzig was diagnosed a lymph node cancer.
As a homosexual with an active political sensibility, van Dantzig felt acutely the intolerance of his times, and this became a major theme in his ballets and his writings. He shared his life and career with his partner Toer van Schayk (born 1936), a dancer, set and costume designer, and choreographer with the Dutch National Ballet. He died in an Amsterdam hospital from lymphoma and male breast cancer. He was 78 years old.
- Nachteiland (1955)
- Ombros (1961)
- Monument voor een gestorven jongen (1965)
- Antwoord gevend (1980)
- Voorbij gegaan
- Vier letzte Lieder
- Lommer (2002)
- Voor een verloren soldaat (1986)
- Het spoor van een komeet (1993),
- De bruid staat rechts van u (1997),