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From Here Now Far

Simon McBurney in collaboration with Crystal Pite World premiere - Figures in Extinction [2.0] But then you come to the humans
Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar Jakie
Gabriela Carrizo La Ruta

From Here Now Far is an exploration of crossovers between dance, theater, art and life while spectators are invited to expand their ideas about dance and dance theater. NDT 1 brings back La Ruta (2022) by Gabriela Carrizo to stage, as well as Jakie (2023) by Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar. To complement the programme, Simon McBurney creates a new work in collaboration with Crystal Pite, which is part of the longer collaboration with Complicité.

About the programme

Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) and Complicité present a new work by award winning theatre director Simon McBurney, in collaboration with NDT-associate choreographer Crystal Pite. This is the second work in a triptych of collaborations between these world-renowned artists that are presented between 2022 and 2025, and the first time McBurney will be creating a work for a dance company exclusively. Steering away from linear stories, McBurney overlaps narratives, past and present, fact and fiction, allowing them to communicate with each other. ‘I’m naturally attracted to something I don’t understand, because when you try to deal with that, it opens a door into another world’, says McBurney.  

 For this program we are delighted to bring back Jakie by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, that originally premiered in May 2023 with NDT 1. This captivating and virtuosic score created for a large cast is accompanied by a soundscape composed by longtime collaborator Ori Lichtik. The choreographic duo have come to embody a unique style of movement that is deeply rooted in the expression of the body. Their work is characterized by pulsing and hypnotic rhythms that tap into worlds that seemingly co-exist far into the future and deep into the past. Together they have created works for multiple companies worldwide and founded their own company L-E-V in 2013.   

In a constant search for crossovers between dance, theatre, art and life, Gabriela Carrizo stages powerful, cinematic works in which performers are challenged to delve into characters, requiring a high vulnerability of expression. In La Ruta (2022), Carrizo’s second work for NDT, space and time are suspended, while the viewer is invited to interpret their own narrative within a world of images. In describing La Ruta, Carrizo quoted classical music conductor T. Currentzis: “It’s very difficult to organise a dream, because when you organise it, you wake up. When you take control of a dream, you understand that you are sleeping. This is why, to dream you need to be unprotected.”  

'Figures in Extinction [2.0] - But then you come to the humans' - Simon McBurney in collaboration with Crystal Pite. Dansers: Artists NDT 1. Foto: Rahi Rezvani

The new creation by Simon McBurney and Crystal Pite is a coproduction with Complicité 

Performance dates

Season 2023-2024 | February 8 until March 9, 2024

Amare, The Hague
February 8 (premiere), 9, 10
27, 28, 29 februari

Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
February 14, 15, 16

Theater a/h Vrijthof, Maastricht
February 21


Theater a/d Parade, Den Bosch
February 24

Schouwburg Concertzaal Tilburg
March 5

Nieuwe Luxor Theater, Rotterdam
March 7, 8, 9

The performances in The Hague on February 8, 9 and 10 are part of Holland Dance Festival 2024

'Figures in Extinction [2.0] - But then you come to the humans' - Simon McBurney in collaboration with Crystal Pite. Dansers: Artists NDT 1. Foto: Rahi Rezvani
'Jakie' by Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar. Dancers: Anna Bekirova, NDT 1. Foto: Rahi Rezvani.
'La Ruta' by Gabriela Carrizo. Portrayed: dansers NDT 1. Photo: Rahi Rezvani.

Educational activities

Introduction talks

NDT organizes introduction talks prior to the performances of NDT 1 and NDT 2 in the Netherlands. The introduction talk takes 30 minutes and offers the opportunity the audience to meet our company on a personal level before the performance starts. Modern dance and the repertoire of NDT in particular are the focus of our introduction talks.

You can read more information in the information e-mail you receive the day before your visit to Amare, or via the website of the theater in question where you are visiting the NDT performance

NDT Young Creatives

We started a new dance project for children between 8 and 14 years old: NDT Young Creatives. Dance experience is not required, but you do need enthousiasm to create and perform! Wondering if there will also be a workshop around this programme? Check it out via the link below.

More information

Foto: Sacha Grootjans