Mariana Sanchotene, director of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) will leave the Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation on 6 December.

Whilst the Supervisory Board and Sanchotene have decided to end their collaboration, they remain on good terms and Sanchotene will continue working in the cultural sector.

Willemijn Maas said: “We are indebted to Mariana Sanchotene for her dedication to ADE. We wish her every success in her further career.”

Mariana Sanchotene said: “This has been a special year, where we have worked hard to give ADE the place in the creative sector that it now has and deserves. I am very proud of it.”

In the past year, ADE has become independent and moved to Vondel Park, Amsterdam in addition to establishing a number of long-term partnerships.

The Supervisory Board is now looking for a successor to lead the Amsterdam Dance Event.

The 25thedition of the Amsterdam Dance Event will take place from 21-25 October 2020.