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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.

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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

THE MISSING DOOR – GABRIELA CARRIZO 

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
APERTURE – Edward Clug

APERTURE was conceived within the concept of Soir Historique, which explores the idea of the interior and the individual caught in its private space. The work reveals the necessity of human nature to desire and to be desired.

The stage becomes the APERTURE of the public eye, in which mutual attraction exposes the protagonists, intimacy is shared and desire becomes vulnerable.” – Edward Clug

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

NRC Handelsblad about APERTURE

The dancers on 'Soir Historique'

Photo: Rahi Rezvani. Dancer: Chloé Albaret.
Photo: Rahi Rezvani. Dancer: Lydia Bustinduy.
Photo: Rahi Rezvani. Dancer: Chuck Jones.
CHLOÉ ALBARET On APERTURE:

“It was my first time working with Edward. I really enjoyed his openness and honesty throughout the creation as well as his specific choreographic language. He often comes up with unexpected ideas that make the process alive and fun creating the particular atmosphere of the piece. I like the way Edward creates a unique world on stage that reflects his personality and he invites us to be a part of it.”

YDIA BUSTINDUY on THE MISSING DOOR:

“The creation of The missing door has been a rediscovery of myself not only as an artist but also as a person. During this process I have been inspired to visit the lightest and darkest places of my mind giving me another perspective to what reality is or what could be. Gabriela provided us with a safe space, free of judgement and aesthetic boundaries where we could mould a character with our own features, memories, experiences and fears. An unforgettable experience which provided a new ground to my own development.”

CHUCK JONES on SITUATION:

“It has been a pleasure to learn and rehearse Situation by Hans van Manen. Though this work was created almost 50 years ago, the themes about relationships are still relevant in our day and age. While viewing this work as an audience member, we can see how far or little we have come as humans interacting with one another in society.”

Programme booklet

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