An icon on the international dance scene, for 60 years Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) has deployed a powerful artistic vision dazzlingly expressed through ambitious choreographic projects. With these three works, NDT not only displays its versatility, but reaffirms its position as a world leader in contemporary dance. In The Statement, NDT’s associate choreographer Crystal Pite plunges into the heart of political conflict to probe individual and collective power struggles, while in VLADIMIR, Hofesh Shechter uses movement as precise as it is intense to capture the agitation of youth. Finally, NDT’s house choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot join forces to present Singulière Odyssée, a reflection on travel and transformation, portrayed in neoclassical lines drawn to perfection by the dancers. Triple proof that NDT combines intensity and virtuosity as brilliantly as ever!
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Hofesh Shechter is recognised as one of the most exciting artists working today, renowned for composing atmospheric musical scores to compliment the unique physicality of his movement. He is Artistic Director of the UK-based Hofesh Shechter Company, formed in 2008. The company are resident at Brighton Dome and Shechter is an Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells.His recent works for his company include Uprising, In your...Read more about Hofesh Shechter
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Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite is a former company member of Ballet British Columbia and William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt.Pite’s professional choreographic debut was in 1990, at Ballet British Columbia. Since then, she has created over 50 works for companies such as The Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater I, Cullberg Ballet, Ballett Frankfurt, The National Ballet of Canada, Les Ballets Jazz de...Read more about Crystal Pite
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In their 30 years as a choreographic duo Sol León and Paul Lightfoot have built a rich repertoire of over fifty works which show a wide range of compelling pieces that, however diverse, share a strong, innovative artistic voice. They have mastered a powerful, yet tender and sometimes humorous dance aesthetic that is consistently rooted in emotion and often leans on theatrical aspects. As house choreographers of NDT since 2002, the...Read more about Sol León
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In their 26 years as a choreographic duo Sol León and Paul Lightfoot have built a rich repertoire of over fifty works which show a wide range of compelling pieces that, however diverse, share a strong, innovative artistic voice. They have mastered a powerful, yet tender and sometimes humorous dance aesthetic that is consistently rooted in emotion and often leans on theatrical aspects. As house choreographers of NDT since 2002, the artistic...Read more about Paul Lightfoot
Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) is one of the world’s leading contemporary dance companies, under artistic guidance of choreographer Paul Lightfoot. The Dutch troupe is based in The Hague, but performs for over 115.000 visitors in Europe as well as in the USA, Asia and Australia. Since its founding in 1959, this rebellious top company has built a rich repertoire of 600 works by master choreographers such as Jiří Kylián and Hans van Manen,...Read more about Nederlands Dans Theater
Choreography Hofesh Shechter.
Music Hofesh Shechter.
Recorded by the Balletorkest, Slagwerk Den Haag.
Conductor Matthew Rowe.
Strings transcription Christopher Allan.
Arranged by Christopher Allan, Hofesh Shechter.
Light Tom Visser.
Decor, costumes Hofesh Shechter.
Costumes realization Yolanda Klompstra.
World premiere September 27, 2018, Zuiderstrandtheater, The Hague.
Choreography Crystal Pite.
Music Owen Belton.
Playwright Jonathon Young.
Vocal performance Meg Roe, Colleen Wheeler, Andrew Wheeler, Jonathon Young.
Light Tom Visser.
Decor Jay Gower Taylo.
Costumes Crystal Pite, Joke Visser.
World premiere February 4, 2016, Zuiderstrandtheater The Hague.
Pour Gérard Lemaître
Choreography Sol León & Paul Lightfoot.
Music Max Richter Exiles © Decca Music Group Universal Music Publishing Group.
Light Tom Bevoort.
Set design Sol León, Paul Lightfoot.
Costumes Joke Visser, Hermien Hollander.
World premiere 2 February 2017, Zuiderstrandtheater The Hague.