The NDT Summer Intensive 2016 has taken place in season 2015-2016.
From August 1 to August 13, 2016 the annual NDT Summer Intensive will take place. This edition is made possible by ABN AMRO, our partner in talent development. With the Summer Intensive, Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) aims to stress the importance of talent development within our company, something which for artistic director Paul Lightfoot is of paramount importance: “What people should know when they enter these doors, is that NDT is about development.”
The NDT Summer Intensive offers an intensive course based on the artistic vision, methodology and repertoire of the company. The course takes place in NDT’s private studios in the Lucent Danstheater and concludes with the NDT Summer Intensive Presentation, also at the Lucent Dancetheater. Through this course participants get a comprehensive look behind the scenes and into the artistic heart of the company.
Besides the participants, the teachers will get the opportunity to develop themselves during the Summer Intensive as well, as they are NDT 1 dancers who in extension of their dancer’s careers can gain experience in coaching, teaching and choreographing. This year, the teachers are Lydia Bustinduy, Sarah Reynolds, Marne van Opstal, Myrthe van Opstal, Roger Van der Poel and Meng Ke Wu. They will rehearse repertoire by NDT house choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot and associate choreographer Crystal Pite, among others.
During the course, students are divided into three age groups. The program reflects the daily schedule of NDT and includes morning ballet class, repertoire classes and working on new compositions. This year, the new compositions are created under the direction of choreographers Peter Chu, Menghan Lou and Lukáš Timulak.
The NDT Summer Intensive Presentation will conclude the course and takes place on Saturday, August 13 at the Lucent Danstheater in The Hague. This special evening is open to the public and will start at 7 pm. During this full evening program several open rehearsals from the of NDT repertoire and new compositions that were created during the course coexists.
NDT Summer Intensive is sponsored by ABN AMRO that generously support this project next to being one of NDT’s founding partners. ABN AMRO wants to encourage her talent program ‘Partner of the Future’ which supports ambitious individuals but also cultural, sports and educational institutions that aim to achieve something special.
Watch the photo’s of NDT Summer Intensive 2016.