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Meet tomorrow's choreographers tonight.
Nederlands Dans Theater and Korzo join forces to guide young and upcoming dance artists to offer them a suitable podium. In Up & Coming Choreographers, choreographers and (former) NDT 2 dancers - Jiří Pokorný, Menghan Lou, and Marne & Imre van Opstal - collaborate with the company's young dance talents. Meet tomorrow's choreographers tonight.
"My inspiration came from many sources, the books I read, the music I listen to, the people I know, the places I visit, the world we live in. I am always fascinated by the complexity of our life and my aim is to reflect that in the work, trying to bring many layers which in the end create one simple form of unity. I enjoy the presence of a hidden detail, something we need to search for, as well appearing by coincidence."
"My dreams! I dream a lot and my dreams always seem to be completely disconnected from each other. Some are very long, some are very short. I’m fascinated by how real dreams can feel, even when they’re so blatantly nonsensical. Movies also inspire me a lot, particularly when they feature an unusual emotional contrast between sound and image that makes the audience wonder."
Imre van Opstal & Marne van Opstal
"Present-day society; a society in which we have developed structures and systems to create an ordered and civilized existence. We are interested in studying the collective versus the individual and the effects of certain - for example technological - changes."
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