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Sudden and Suspended


Sudden and Suspended captures three distinct choreographic voices. The program presents a world premiere by NDT guest choreographer Edward Clug, engages in a new relationship with Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond who will present a world premiere, and restages Johan Inger’s critically acclaimed IMPASSE.

David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen (Out Innerspace)
Edward Clug
Johan Inger

Performance dates

Season 2021-2022 | April 21 until June 15, 2022

Amare, The Hague
April 21, 22, 23 (also live streams on
June 8, 9

Parktheater Eindhoven
April 26

Schouwburg Concertzaal Tilburg
April 28

Stadsschouwburg Nijmegen
May 14

Parkstad Limburg Theaters, Heerlen
May 17

Stadsschouwburg Haarlem
May 19

Stadstheater Arnhem
May 20


Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
May 24, 25

Chassé Theater, Breda
May 28

Theater Rotterdam
June 2

Theater de Spiegel, Zwolle
June 3

Theater De Maaspoort, Venlo
June 11

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
June 13

TAQA Theater De Vest, Alkmaar
June 15

Clug created his first work for NDT in 2015, mutual comfort, that led to rave reviews and thus marked his breakthrough in the Netherlands. In all his works, the choreographer Edward Clug (Romania) displays a poetic and dynamic nature to his choreographic language with a strong contrast in detail that creates refined, intimate and sensual movements. Clug’s premiere for Sudden and Suspended will be his fifth commission with NDT, establishing him as recurring and welcoming guest choreographer with the company.

The choreography of Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond (Canada) can be described as cinematic, and gravity defying and pushes the traditional aesthetics and forms of dance through research, experimentation and rigorous free play. Their work has toured globally and together the choreographers have created for companies worldwide. In 2007 Tregarthen and Raymond founded their own dance company Out Innerspace, that creates works that value the body and human experience as unlimited resources for discovery and meaning. For Sudden and Suspended they have been invited to create their first piece with the dancers of NDT 2.

The choreography by Johan Inger (Sweden) often underscores a powerful and passionate vocabulary that folds into playful and lyrical passages that create a kinesthetic connection. As a former member of NDT he created his first work for the company in 1995, and held the position of associate choreographer between 2009 and 2015. Inger creates for companies around the world.
For Sudden and Suspended the NDT 2 dancers revisit IMPASSE from 2020. The work questions the ability to collectively interrogate the world, and to find the capacity to reimagine it. Fluid movements and strong rhythms are translated through moments of hysterical comic relief and manic isolation that demand an increasing sense of urgency.

In this performance

IMPASSE (2020) - Johan Inger. Photo: Joris-Jan Bos.
IMPASSE – Johan Inger

How do we bridge the gap that grows as we stagnate? Our world today feels defined by a situation in which no progress seems possible. IMPASSE by Johan Inger illuminates that the baseline of human behavior is rooted in peer pressure and a loss of self, determined by a seduction of unending streams of “newness”. The piece problematizes the ease with which we seem to fall into what others say or do and how we lose the opportunity for fruitful growth in the process. Can we nurture the ability to seriously interrogate the world together, and find the capacity to reimagine it? Through a steady increase in the number of dancers on stage and a simultaneous decrease in the size of the performance space, IMPASSE demands a sense of urgency. Fluid movements and strong rhythms are translated by the young dancers of NDT 2 through moments of hysterical comic relief and manic isolation, indicating that together we should be stronger, alone we are less.

The magic of the choreography lies in the tension that is tightly stretched from start to finish and ensures an unpredictable character. […] It is blood-curdling, sanding, pinching and causes unrest, but also hilarity.

Leidsch Dagblad
about IMPASSE.
Photo: Rahi Rezvani. Dancers: Annika Verplancke, Emmitt Cawley, Cassandra Martin, Austin Meiteen

Watch more photos in the gallery

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.