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Shadow’s Whispers

Hofesh Shechter FROM ENGLAND WITH LOVE | world premiere
Imre van Opstal & Marne van Opstal BABY DON'T HURT ME | world premiere

Following the press conference by the Dutch government on February 23, in which it was announced that the current corona measures -in which theaters are closed- will continue until March 15, NDT decided to cancel all remaining performances in the national tour of Shadow’s Whispers. This concerns the performances on February 25, 26 and 27 in Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, the performances on March 3, 4, 5 and 6 in the Zuiderstrandtheater in The Hague and the performances on March 10, 11, 12 and 13 in International Theater Amsterdam. If you already purchased tickets for this program, the relevant theater will contact you about the handling of your tickets. We hope for your understanding and flexibility.

Enjoy the the performance via our live streams

On Monday the 15th, Tuesday the 16th and Wednesday the 17th of February, we will broadcast the performance of Shadow’s Whispers live from the Zuiderstrandtheater in The Hague to dance lovers’ homes all over the world via live streams on the NDT website. The audience is welcome to join the performances in NDT’s online theatre auditorium, right in their own living rooms. The choreographers ensure that the audiences at home will feel just as immersed in their new creations as the audiences in the theater.

Time: you are welcome in the stream from 7.15 PM, the performance starts at 8 PM (CET so Dutch local time), duration ± 75 minutes
Ticket: €15 (feel free to pay more!)

Please note: ticket sales for the live stream close 1 hour before the performance starts (so at 7 PM). 

about the programme

Shadow’s Whispers combines creators who share an intuitive approach to ideas and expressing storylines.

Hofesh Shechter, one of the most exciting contemporary dance artists, recognized as both a choreographer and composer, will create a new piece for this programme. In 2016 Shechter made his first piece especially for NDT 1, Clowns, and in 2018 he created VLADIMIR, that cemented the maker’s organic and feverish movement language as part of the NDT repertoire.

After their NDT 2 premiere The Grey (2017) and their highly praised first piece for NDT 1 Take Root (2019), Imre van Opstal & Marne van Opstal are returning with another world premiere they will create for NDT 1. These emerging voices are exemplary of how NDT commits to young, boundary pushing makers, and how dancers can transition into the art of choreography.

In this programme

Hofesh Shechter – world premiere

Hofesh Shechter (Israel) is an Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells in London. In 2008, he founded the international touring Hofesh Shechter Company. In season 2013-2014, NDT 1 presented his work for the first time in the double bill Uprising/Your Rooms (2009). After that, he created Clowns (2016) and VLADIMIR (2018) for the company. Shechter will create a new piece for NDT 1 this season.

Imre van Opstal & Marne van Opstal – world premiere

Both former dancers with NDT, siblings Imre van Opstal and Marne van Opstal debuted as choreographer’s duo with their creation LiNK (2014) for Up & Coming Choreographers. Season 2016-2017 marked their choreographic debut for the regular programming of NDT 2 with The Grey (2017). After their highly praised first work for NDT 1, Take Root (2019), the duo will create a new work for NDT 1 this season.

'Baby don't hurt me' - Imre van Opstal & Marne van Opstal. Photo: Rahi Rezvani. Dancers: Boston Gallacher, Donnie Duncan Jr., Scott Fowler, Nicole Ishimaru, Chloé Albaret, Kyle Clarke, Lydia Bustinduy