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.
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