Kylián Ring Outstanding artists who contribute in any progressive or innovative way to the development of dance are eligible to receive an award which carries the name the “Kylián Ring“. The Kylián Ring is designed by Hans Appenzeller and consists of a set of 14 rings, one for each letter of the award. The recipient of the award can choose a ring that fits and keep it when he or she hands on the award. The Kylián Foundation underwrites this award with the sum of € 5.000,--. The Kylián Ring was initiated in 2006 by the former director of the Dutch Dance Festival in Maastricht, Leontien Wiering and the artistic director of the Holland Dance Festival, Samuel Wuersten. There is no committee of judges who decide upon the new recipient of this award. It is the recipient himself or herself to decide who will be the next to receive the award always in close deliberation with the Kylián Foundation. In this way, such a gesture is very personal and it shows one artist’s appreciation of another. Recipients of the Kylián Ring: 2006 – Jiří Kylián 2008 – Michael Schumacher 2010 – Ellen Knops 2012 – Ingrid Wolff 2014 – Janine Dijkmeijer 2016 – Roel Voorintholt, Ton Wiggers The granting of the Jiri Kylián Ring is a collaboration between the Nederlandse Dansdagen and the Holland Dance Festival.