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Soir Historique

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Soir Historique

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Gabriela Carrizo The missing door
Hans van Manen Situation
Edward Clug APERTURE

Soir Historique revolves around the room as the event, and how this theme has found a way through NDT’s expansive sixty year oeuvre. Hans van Manen, NDT’s first grand maître of choreography, created Situation especially for the company in 1970. The piece is set in an empty room with nothing but walls, a door and a clock. Situation will be joined by Gabriela Carrizo’s The missing door (2013). Performed in a surrealistic room on stage, the piece is true dance theatre, in which suspense, absurdity, humor and timing coincide sublimely. Inspired by these settings, these situations, the evening will be completed with a world premiere by Edward Clug, known for his subtle yet eloquently defined movement language. For NDT, Clug’s creative voice symbolizes a new generation of choreographic forces in the company.

Programme order

The missing door – Gabriela Carrizo
Situation – Hans van Manen
APERTURE – Edward Clug

Duration (expected): 2 hours en 15 minutes

Performance dates

Season 2019-2020 | November 29 – December 21, 2019
The Hague, Amsterdam, Tilburg, Nijmegen and Heerlen

In this performance

GABRIELA CARRIZO – THE MISSING DOOR

Gabriela Carrizo created The missing door for the company in 2013. Performed in a surrealistic room on stage, the piece is true dance theatre, in which suspense, absurdity, humor and timing coincide sublimely.

Unbelievably clever timing (…) Carrizo gives reality a nice touch.

de Volkskrant aboutThe missing door

SITUATION – HANS VAN MANEN

Fifty years ago in 1970, Hans van Manen, NDT’s first grand maître of choreography, created Situation especially for the company. The piece is set in an empty room with nothing but walls, a door and a clock. There is no music, and dancers are solely guided by space and the noises that surround them.

The restrained tension in Van Manen’s later ballets is explosively present, his austere style of movement is still raw and direct here.

Trouw about Situation

Clug’s clear dance language fluctuates between sensually smooth and tightly lined staccato.

NRC Handelsblad about APERTURE
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