Jan Hofstra


Jan Hofstra
lighting designer
Lighting designer Jan Thomas Hofstra was born in the Dutch city of Leiden in 1935. After first training as an instrument-maker, he went on to study electrical and radio engineering.
Between 1950 and 1961, he worked in the film industry, and then from 1961 to 1964 served as the technical director of one of the larger travelling production companies. In 1964, he wound up employed with the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam. During this period, he collaborated with numerous well-known choreographers and designers, including Peter Wright, Hans van Manen, Rudi van Dantzig, Toer van Schayk, Heinz Spoerli, Éduard Lock, Jean-Paul Vroom, Keso Dekker, Jan van der Wal and Kurt Jooss.
He handled the lighting for several of George Balanchine's choreographies, including Agon, Theme and Variations, Serenade and Symphony in C.  In addition, he has served as the lighting designer at many of the world's renowned ballet companies working on the ballets of Hans van Manen (Three Pieces for HET, 5 Tangos, Metaforen, Trois Gnossiennes) and Kurt Jooss (The Green Table).
Other examples of his wide repertoire include Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Les noces, Paquita, Graduation Ball, Grand pas Espagnol, Pas de deux Romantique, Canto Indio, 5/13, The Miraculous Mandarin, Les Caprices de Cupidon, The Firebird, Suite en Blanc, Time out of mind and Witch Boy.
Since 1994, he has also been the lighting designer for all of the Amsterdam National Museum's exhibitions.
In 2001, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands made him a Knight of the Order of Oranje-Nassau for his 40 years of artistic work.

Performances

2018. September 12.2018-09-12
GIF (Girls in Focus)
2018. September 13.2018-09-13
GIF (Girls in Focus)
2018. September 14.2018-09-14
GIF (Girls in Focus)
2018. September 15.2018-09-15
GIF (Girls in Focus)
2018. September 15.2018-09-15
GIF (Girls in Focus)
2018. September 23.2018-09-23
National Tour - Classical and modern
2018. October 1.2018-10-01
National Tour - Classical and modern
2018. October 7.2018-10-07
National Tour - Classical and modern
2018. October 16.2018-10-16
National Tour - Classical and modern
2018. October 19.2018-10-19
National Tour - Classical and modern
2018. October 20.2018-10-20
National Tour - Classical and modern
2018. November 7.2018-11-07
New York tour - Swan Lake
2018. November 11.2018-11-11
New York Tour - LOL
2018. November 17.2018-11-17
National Tour - Classical and modern
2018. November 18.2018-11-18
National Tour - Classical and modern
2018. November 24.2018-11-24
National Tour - Classical and modern
2019. February 19.2019-02-19
Turning Point - Klasszikus balettgála
2019. February 25.2019-02-25
Threestyle
2019. February 26.2019-02-26
Threestyle
2019. February 28.2019-02-28
Threestyle
2019. April 5.2019-04-05
GIF (Girls in Focus)
2019. April 6.2019-04-06
GIF (Girls in Focus)
2019. April 7.2019-04-07
GIF (Girls in Focus)
2019. April 13.2019-04-13
GIF (Girls in Focus)
2019. April 13.2019-04-13
GIF (Girls in Focus)
2019. September 6.2019-09-06
1st Steps
2019. September 7.2019-09-07
1st Steps
2019. September 8.2019-09-08
1st Steps
2019. September 17.2019-09-17
1st Steps
2019. September 18.2019-09-18
1st Steps