NDT 2 on Nederlandse Dansdagen

Tom Weinberger The Most Fascinating Problem in the World

The festival Nederlandse Dansdagen will take place from September 30 to October 7, 2021. NDT 2 presents The Most Fascinating Problem in the World by choreographer Tom Weinberger in Maastricht.

Choreographer Tom Weinberger and the NDT 2 dancers created a new work, specially made for locations outside the traditional theater set-up. Projects like these offer us as a company new perspectives and creative discoveries. In September 2021, the premiere of Tom Weinberger’s work for NDT 2 finally became reality in the Grote Kerk in Veere. On October 2, the NDT 2 dancers will perform his work again, this time during the Nederlandse Dansdagen. This is followed by Weinberg’s earlier work Exceptions Occur, a tensive duet in a sober setting that fits in perfectly with the unique location in the Landbouwbelang.

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The Most Fascinating Problem in the World

The Most Fascinating Problem In The World is constructed to the lecture Myth of myself by philosopher Alan Watts. The performers give life to the ideas surfaced by Mr. Watts as they illustrate them with their bodies, seeking to bridge between the text and the observer. Using the musicality mannerism, humor and irony in Watts’s speech the performers offer a light and intense physical interpretation for the themes brought forward by Watts. Finding ways of expressing an ever pungent point, that all that exists is related to, and is a part of one whole cosmic weave.

'The Most Fascinating Problem In The World'. Dancers: Ivo Mateus, Kele Roberson, Auguste Palayer. Photo: Milena Twiehaus / OFFprojects

Alan Watts – Myth of Myself Full Lecture Part 1 – Alan Watts Organization Official

Francesca Caroti, Lydia Bustinduy

Milena Twiehaus

Tom Weinberger

Yolanda Klompstra

Johannes Brahms, played by Yo Yo Ma & Emanuel Ax: Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 9: II Adagio affettuoso. Published by Sony Music B.V.
Johan Sebastian Bach, played by Glenn Gould: Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827: VI. Scherzo. Published by Sony Music B.V.
New compositions by Matan Daskal.

Matan Daskal

17 September 2021, Grote Kerk Veere

25-30 minutes

Austin Meiteen, Auguste Palayer, Ivo Mateus, Kele Roberson, Emmitt Cawley, Barry Gans, Jui-Ting Yu, Annika Verplancke, Sophie Whittome, Kenedy Kallas

“He realizes then
that you are something that the whole world is doing

just as when the sea
has waves on it
alright the sea the ocean is waving

and so each one of us
is a waving of the whole cosmos
the entire works
all there is

and with each one of us
its waving and saying
here I am
only it does it differently each time
because variety is the spice of life”

Myth of myself – Alan Watts.


Tom Weinberger (Israël) danced with the Batsheva Dance Company, under artistic director Ohad Naharin, among others. In 2012 he became a founding member of L-E-V under Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar. In 2014 his first solo work won the International Solo Tanz Theater Festival (Stuttgart) which toured to Brazil and Germany. Since, Tom has choreographed works at Johannes Wieland Dance Company, Ate9 Dance Company, Springboard Dans Montreal, Haramt Massah Festival, Arts Umbrella, SUNY Purchase College, YC2 and more.

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'The Most Fascinating Problem In The World'. Dancers: Sophie Whittome, Auguste Palayer. Photo: Milena Twiehaus / OFFprojects