The 28 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 born in Jerusalem and is currently based in France. She danced with the Batsheva Dance Company from 1990 to 2008 and started choreographing within its Batsheva Dancers Create project. She served as Associate Artistic Director for Batsheva from 2003 to 2004, and as a House Choreographer for the company from 2005 to 2012, period during which she created 16 new works
Born in Jerusalem in 1977 and currently based in France, 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 specialized in experimentation with performance art, installation, and video combined 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.
One Flat Thing, reproduced
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.
Choreography Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar.
Assistants to the choreographers Clyde E. Archer, Guido Dutilh, Leo Lerus.
Music New 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.
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.
The sensational contemporary dance company from Germany’s Staatstheater Mainz makes its Danse Danse debut with Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar’s Soul Chain. A high-energy work with hypnotic appeal.
It’s always time to jump into one another’s arms, do the wave, sway your hips to celebrate and reconnect with your essence. Distilling the unifying power of dance, Minuit quelque part is an explosion of happiness in movement.
Dance legend Margie Gillis marks 50 years of creative achievement by imparting her universe to 16 dancers in Literature of the Body. Vulnerability and upheaval, but also joie de vivre and sensuality inhabit this moving dance mosaic.
The powerful choreographic voice of Sankofa Danzafro makes its electrifying Danse Danse debut. A continuous dialogue between percussion, song, African rhythms, urban and contemporary dance; the vibrant expression of a tightly knit community.
There’s a new star shining in Italian dance firmament! Sofia Nappi offers us a soulful and healing quintet, an enticement to drop the masks and embrace the present moment.
An exhilarating celebration of dance, music and hip hop, inspired by and set to iconic hits by 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting, including Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Walking On The Moon, Englishman In New York, and Fields Of Gold. Performed by 15 dancers and featuring the astonishing talents of dance storytelling powerhouse ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company.
Rhodnie Désir, laureate of the 2020 Grand Prix de la danse and associate artist at Place des Arts, takes up the challenge of a large-scale show for 15 performers and the 60 musicians of the Orchestre Métropolitain conducted by maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin. A truly special event!