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Two world premieres at Nederlands Dans Theater 2

23 Feb 2012


The second  programme performed by the young dancers of Nederlands Dans Theater 2, Offspring,  is filled completely with new and existing work from former members of NDT: Johan Inger, Alexander Ekman and Lukáš Timulak. Alexander Ekman is presenting a world premiere: Left Right Left Right. Johan Inger is unveiling a new piece entitled: I new then. The third ballet in this programme is the revival of Offspring by Lukáš Timulak. The premiere performance was on 23 February during the Holland Dance Festival. Offspring can now be seen at various theatres in the Netherlands. 


Alexander Ekman Left Right Left Right World Premiere

Following the successful CACTI (2010), Alexander Ekman (28), the associate choreographer of Nederlands Dans Theater 2, is once again presenting a new piece for the entire group of young dancers. Left Right Left Right revolves around concentration, timing and rhythm. Ekman studies the movements of humans in motion. He once again does this in an entirely unconventional fashion that is mirrored in Ekman’s trademarks: theatricality, originality, rhythm and modern soundscapes. 

‘…a sense of humour, tempo, music, energy and an overall picture …’ (De Volkskrant on Alexander Ekman’s CACTI)

Johan Inger I new then World Premiere

Johan Inger has created a piece for the company’s young dancers for the first time in ten years. During the creation of I new then, he teamed up with the dancers to find their artistic identity and attempted to ‘enable’ the dancers to be as pure and honest as possible. This has resulted in a piece featuring colour, freshness and optimism. 

Lukáš Timulak Offspring Revival

Slovakian Lukáš Timulak (1979) has so far created three ballets for Nederlands Dans Theater 2: Oneness (2007), Offspring (2009) and Masculine/Feminine (2011). Offspring premiered in 2009, on the same evening that Timulak’s daughter was born. The piece is consequently inspired by his fatherhood and is a celebration of living to the strains of music spanning the spectrum from experimental (Hauschka) to classical (Bazzini).