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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The explosiveness of Hofesh Shechter’s pieces on stage, works of pulsating rhythms in which angry young men take to the barricades, has gained him a rock star reputation among choreographers. His work evokes a harsh wind blowing from the street through the theater. His wild, raw dance exerts a very direct effect on the audience. Shechter shows us aggression and loss of control, dictators and the oppressed, chaos on the st...Read more about Hofesh Shechter
Photo © Michael Slobodian.
In a choreographic career spanning three decades, Crystal Pite has created more than 50 works for dance companies in Canada and around the world. She is the founding artistic director of the Vancouver-based company Kidd Pivot, world-renowned for radical hybrids of dance and theatre that are assembled with a keen sense of wit and invention. Ms. Pite is known for works that courageously address such challenging and complex th...Read more about Crystal Pite
Photo © Rahi Rezvani
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 2...Read more about Sol León
Photo © Rahi Rezvani
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 2...Read more about Paul Lightfoot
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
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.