The Netherlands' oldest ballet company, founded in 1945 in Amsterdam by Hans (Johanna) Snoek to provide performances for children. Although it still tours schools and youth centres, the company now also performs a wide-ranging adult repertoire. Snoek retired in 1970 and in 1988 the company moved from its Amsterdam base to Rotterdam. When Ed Wubbe was appointed director in 1992 the company was renamed Scapino Rotterdam, and a more abrasive edge introduced to the repertory with works like Kathleen (1992), a West Side Story of the 1990s, and Wubbe's version of Le Sacre du printemps (1996). Wubbe continues to create works for the company alongside resident choreographers, Marco Goecke and Georg Reischl. Some of the repertory is also commissioned from guest choreographers such as André Gingras.
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