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Raw are the roots

Felix Landerer I contain multitudes - World premiere
Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar Jakie - World premiere

Raw are the roots presents two exciting world premieres by internationally acclaimed artists Felix Landerer, and choreographic duo Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar.

About the programme

“With his captivating and original way of hewing out movement from the human body, Landerer remains a name to watch out for”, wrote Dance Europe on Felix Landerer in 2012. Ten years later, Landerer continues to be praised for his virtuosic and organic movement vocabulary. With a tone that reflects on the human condition, Landerer crafts poetic compositions that are rooted in resistance and resilience and are shaped by clarity and intention. About his creative process, the choreographer says: “It starts with a sense of creative freedom (…) and gets more cerebral once the brain starts searching for dramaturgical clarity and setting everything within a framework. What is beautiful is to observe how informed the material already is, simply because you made it under the influence of a given idea or subject.”
Landerer has created works for several international dance companies. His company LANDERER&COMPANY received the Stadtkulturpreis Hannover for outstanding civic engagement in arts and culture in 2017. In season 2018-2019, the choreographer created The whys and wherefores are elusive for NDT 2. This new work will mark Landerer’s debut creation for NDT 1.

For the past decade, Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar have formed an essential voice to NDT’s repertoire. Through work marked by a forceful sensuality and vulnerability, the duo has been fascinating audiences with a world of their own making, one that defies preconceived notions of movement and the expression of the body. “To me, dance is tribal and primitive, it’s about joy”, says Eyal. “When I have an idea, it feels like it has always been there, and yet as if it has never been there. Each work is a continuation of the previous one and offers a unique opportunity to go deeper and deeper.”
Eyal & Behar have been running their company L-E-V since 2013, and created several world premieres for NDT, such as Salt Womb (2016) that was awarded a Zwaan for ‘Best Dance Production’ in 2016. After seven years, NDT is excited to again collaborate with Eyal & Behar and bring back their fresh perspective on dance to our audience.

Felix Landerer’s new production is co-sponsored by Ammodo.

'I contain multitudes' - Felix Landerer. Dancers: Emmitt Cawley, Genevieve O'Keeffe, Kele Roberson. Photo: Rahi Rezvani

Performance dates

Season 2022-2023 | May 11 until June 6, 2023

Amare, The Hague
May 11, 12, 13
June 1, 2, 3

Schouwburg Concertzaal Tilburg
May 17

Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
May 19, 20, 21


Nieuwe Luxor Theater, Rotterdam
May 24 & 25

Parktheater Eindhoven
May 28

Stadsschouwburg Nijmegen & Concertgebouw De Vereeniging
June 6

'Jakie' - Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar. Dancers: Anna Bekirova, Scott Fowler, artists NDT 1. Photo: Rahi Rezvani
Rehearsal new Felix Landerer. Photo: Sacha Grootjans
Rehearsal new Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar. Photo: Sacha Grootjans

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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

Did you know that on Sunday May 14th we are organizing a workshop linked to this performance? 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!

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