Nederlands Dans Theater > Simple Things
Van Manen made this dynamic quartet in 2001 for the young dancers of NDT 2. It is a wondrous, seemingly natural creation for two pairs. The ballet opens and closes with a powerful duet for two men, where one watches while the other dances. In between they dance several pas-de-deux with two women, expressing in movement the relationships between two people. In this ballet Van Manen reveals himself as a master of simplicity.
14 november 2001
Hans van Manen
Muziek: Guy Klusevsek & Alan Bern (accordeon), Scarlatti Fever; Joseph Haydn, piano trio Nr. 28 in E-major, Hoboken 15, Allegretto (1797); Peteris Vasks, Weiße Landschaft for piano (1980)