The 27 dancers of Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) once again display their impressive skills in a stunning triptych: Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, alongside William Forsythe, and Imre and Marne van Opstal!
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, The Point Being by a talented tandem of former NDT performers, the siblings Imre and Marne van Opstal, will complete this triptych. A must-see.
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.
Sharon Eyal was a performer, associate director and resident choreographer with the Batsheva Dance Company before becoming an independent choreographer in 2009.
Gai Behar is considered an influential figure in the world of live music and art and the nightlife scene in Tel-Aviv. As an event organizer for numerous nightclubs and curator of multidisciplinary art events, he specializes in experimental combinations of performance art, installation, and video with dance.
Imre & Marne van Opstal are 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 Nederlands Dans Theater and the Batsheva Dance Company, Imre and Marne went on to pursue their own creative ventures.
The Point Being
Choreography Imre van Opstal, Marne van Opstal.
Music New composition by Amos Ben-Tal. @offprojects.
Lights Tom Visser.
Costumes Imre van Opstal, Marne van Opstal in collaboration with the costume atelier.
NDT Rehearsal Director Tamako Akiyama.
World Premiere September 21, 2023, Amare, The Hague.
One Flat Thing, reproduced
Choreography, Stage and Light Designs William Forsythe.
Stage Ayman Harper, Ander Zabala, Thierry Guiderdoni, Cyril Baldy, Amancio Gonzalez.
NDT Rehearsal Director Francesca Caroti, Lucas Crandall.
Music Thom Willems.
Costume Design Stephen Galloway.
World Premiere February 2, 2000, Ballet Frankfurt, Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt, Germany.
Choreography Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar.
Assistants to the choreographers Clyde E. Archer, Guido Dutilh, Leo Lerus.
Music Composition by Ori Lichtik, including music by Ryuichi Sakamoto, performed by Alva Noto: The Revenant Main Theme, © New Regency Music Inc., Milan Records, Sony Music Publishing. Einstürzende Neubauten: GS1. Written by Blixa Bargeld. NU Unruh, Alexander Hacke, Jochen Arbeit, Rudolph Moser. Published by Freibank Musikverlage/CTM Publishing. Courtesy of POTOMAK.
Lights Alon Cohen.
Decors Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar.
Costumes Sharon Eyal in collaboration with NDT’s Costume Department.
Rehearsal Director Francesca Caroti.
World Premiere May 11, 2023, Amare, The Hague.
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