The NDT, which will celebrate its 65th anniversary in 2024, is constantly moving forward with ambitious works by the biggest names on the international scene. Europe’s most elegant and accomplished dance company, directed since 2020 by Canadian Emily Molnar, will dazzle us with this memorable program. One Flat Thing, reproduced is pure Forsythe at his best, a masterful demonstration of perfectly orchestrated chaos, where the virtuosity of the performers rivals the ingenious complexity of the choreography. Astonishing. The duo Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, NDT associate artists whose infectiously energetic works never fail to captivate audiences, have a new creation in store for us. Finally, a work by a talented tandem of former NDT performers, the siblings Imre and Marne van Opstal, will complete this triptych. A must-see.
Photo © Ian Whalen.
Born in 1949, William Forsythe has been active in the field of choreography for over 50 years and is recognized as one of the world’s foremost choreographers. His three decades of work with his ensembles in Frankfurt is celebrated for reorienting the practice of ballet from its identification to classical repertoires into a dynamic 21st century art form.
Raised and principally trained in New York, he arrived on the Europea...Read more about William Forsythe
Sharon Eyal was born in Jerusalem. She danced with the Batsheva Dance Company between 1990-2008 and started choreographing within the company’s Batsheva Dancers Createproject framework. She served as Associate Artistic Director for Batsheva between 2003-2004, and as a House Choreographer for the company between 2005-2012. During her time with the company, she created 16 new works.
In 2005 Eyal started to collaborate with G...Read more about Sharon Eyal
Photo © Camilla Simonson.
Born in Jerusalem in 1977, Gai Behar is considered an influential figure of Tel Aviv’s live music, art and nightlife scenes. From 1999 to 2005, he was an event planner for many notable nightclubs in Tel Aviv and a curator of multidisciplinary art events, such as the Man Without a Shirt series, and specialized in experimentation with performance art, installation, and video combined with dance.
He also played in O...Read more about Gai Behar
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Imre van Opstal & Marne van Opstal are international choreographers, movement directors and performing artists. As siblings, they form a creative duo whose work has been presented internationally. After having enjoyed successful and prominent careers at the prestigious Nederlands Dans Theater 1 & 2 and the Batsheva Dance Company, they went on to pursue their own creative ventures.
The collaborative nature of their work often...
Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) is one of the world's leading contemporary dance companies. The group, led by Artistic Director Emily Molnar since the 2020-2021 season, is based in The Hague, but also performs for international audiences across Europe, America, Asia, and Australia. Since its founding in 1959 by Benjamin Harkarvy, Aart Verstegen and Carel Birnie, in collaboration with eighteen dancers from the Dutch National B...Read more about Nederlands Dans Theater
One Flat Thing, reproduced by William Forsythe
Choreography, Stage and Light Designs William Forsythe.
Music Thom Willems.
Costume Design Stephen Galloway.
World Premiere February 2, 2000, Ballet Frankfurt, Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt, Germany.
New creation by Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar
Premieres May 2023
New creation by Marne et Imre van Opstal.