Imre van Opstal and Marne van Opstal - both former dancers at the Nederlands Dans Theater - are Dutch choreographers and performing artists who form a creative duo as siblings. After enjoying a successful career with the renowned NDT 1 and NDT 2 and the Batsheva Dance Company, Imre and Marne are now devoting themselves to their own creative work. Their works often deal with the human condition, the limits and possibilities of body and mind. Their work is multi-layered and surrealistic, with a strong and distinct dance language characterised by its eclecticism, theatricality and partnership elements. Imre and Marne van Opstal made their debut in 2014 with their creation LiNK as part of the Up & Coming Choreographers talent development programme. The following year, they created the piece John Doe. In the 2016/2017 season, they made their choreographic debut in the regular programme of NDT 2 with The Grey. In the 2018/2019 season, they created their highly acclaimed first work Take Root for NDT 1, which was nominated for the Dutch Zwaan as best dance production. In 2020, they both decided to focus entirely on choreography. For NDT 1 in 2021, they created the piece Baby don't hurt me on the themes of identity, sexuality, gender and love, after which they continued to create Eye Candy for Rambert Dance Company, The little man for Nationaltheater Mannheim, I’m afraid to forget your smile for the Hessian State Ballet, Heart Drive for Ballet BC, Mommy, Look! for Ballett Theater Basel, To Kingdom Come for GoteborgOperans Danskompani and The Point Being for NDT1 in collaboration with Studio Drift. Voodoo Waltz is their first work at Schauspielhaus Bochum.

Current roles:

  • Direction, Choreography , Stage design , Costume design in Voodoo Waltz