Left Right Left Right

With Left Right Left Right’ Alexander Ekman created a worthy successor of his 2010 hit ‘Cacti‘. The rhythmic group choreography is danced by eighteen young dancers of NDT 2. With a healthy dose of humor, they bring an impressive synchronous performance on treadmills, to the Pizzicato Polka by Johann Strauss. Alexander Ekman created the choreography […]

Wings of Wax

I can imagine, that this title evokes the ancient story of Icarus and his father Daedalus with their flight and plight, trying to escape their imprisonment in the infamous “Laborintus”. This great epos doesn’t only tell us a fascinating story from a distant past. It symbolizes the eternal desire of human  beings for freedom in its physical, […]

Silent Screen

Silent Screen by NDT house choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot can be seen as the epitome of a transdisciplinary performance where dance, theatre, film and music effortlessly come together to melt into a painterly Gesamtkunstwerk. Large screens offer a lively background of images that flow into each other as if in a dream. For […]

How to cope with a sunset when the horizon has been dismantled

A sensual, exuberant performance where silence is acknowledged and spaces in between become choreographed. Ten sculptures enter a dialogue with eight dancers, who resonate the abstract geometries, yielding new physicalities. Throughout the performance, the dancers establish an intimate relation with the stage, forming a shifting poem-landscape. The work embraces a collaborative approach, where every collaborator […]

27’52”

Souls made apparent brings some of the most technically challenging and theatrically demanding NDT creators together in one programme: besides a world premiere Big Crying by associate choreographer Marco Goecke, the young dancers of NDT will present 27’52’’ by maestro Jiří Kylián. This piece takes the viewer along for a game of seeking and being […]

Black and White

Between shadow and light, experience six ballets of the highest quality, among which is Petite Mort (created on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Mozart’s death), by the Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián, brilliantly interpreted by the Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT). This retrospective takes the plunge into the universe and style of this singular personality—the […]

Toss of a Dice

Many components of this work are as unstable and unpredictable as the poem “Toss of a dice” by Stéphane Mallarmé (“Un Coup de Dés”) which was my major source of inspiration. The poem was written in 1897 and it is remarkable in every way. It is a unique and visual poem using seemingly unrelated words […]

The Next Stage

Stars of the ballet world take to the screen with daring new contemporary work. See how stars of the ballet and contemporary dance worlds translate their talents to the screen in these nine international shorts, many of them made during the pandemic lockdown of theaters. Featuring local and international luminaries including Maria Kochetkova, Babatunji Johnson, […]

I love you, ghosts

“It is Marco Goecke’s eleventh creation for Nederlands Dans Theater, but the first in the recently opened Amare. There is a new smell in the huge building, heavy doors connect the countless rooms with the long corridors, and construction pits are still being filled in here and there. Impressed, you look into the light-flooded studios […]

Standby & She Remembers

Sol and Paul about the films “In three small weeks within the studios at Lucent Danstheater, we have choreographed not one, but two world premieres and filmed them with top quality to be shown to the world for this coming month via our NDT website. The first was guided by myself [Paul]. I have created […]

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