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The play between


The play between

Marcos Morau World premiere
Nadav Zelner World premiere

The first NDT 2 programme of the season The play between presents two new voices to Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) that are idiosyncratic storytellers in their own right who will both present two new world premieres. NDT is very excited to add their unique perspectives on dance to its roster of creators.

All 19 shows

About the programme

Marcos Morau (Spain) is a rising star in the European theatre and dance world. His imaginative work ambitiously melds dance, fashion, film, theatre and photography and is often influenced by art, historical references that he reinterprets and molds into a new landscape of visual and inventive narratives. Morau studied choreography at the Institut del Teatre Barcelona, movement research in New York and holds a master’s degree in Dramaturgy. In partnership with other artists, Morau established the group La Veronal in 2005, which works within the disciplines of dance, film, literature and photography. Morau’s choreographic language tends to be saturated in a playful absurdism and theatricality that promote a new narrative language. For this programme, NDT is delighted to have Morau create a new work with the dancers of NDT 2.

Choreographer Nadav Zelner (Israel) is an independent dancer and choreographer, and a bold voice taking hold of the contemporary dance world. Zelner’s work is committed to pushing the expression of the body with a fresh and provocative perspective that incorporates a strong sense of design and theatricality. He was a member of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company and danced in various international projects. Zelner has created work for the Gauthier Dance company and the Batsheva Dance Company, among many others. His vocabulary is influenced by popular culture that leads to highly aesthetisized works that are often accompanied by unexpected musical choices. The play between marks Zelner’s debut with NDT.

Performance dates

Season 2021-2022 | November 4 until December 17, 2021

Amare, The Hague
November 4, 5, 6
November 17, 18

Stadsschouwburg Haarlem
November 10

Flint, Amersfoort
November 12

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
November 14, 15

Wilminktheater Enschede
November 24

Parktheater Eindhoven
November 26


Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
November 29, 30
December 1

Stadsschouwburg Groningen
December 4

Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht
December 8

Schouwburg Amstelveen
December 10

Theaters Tilburg
December 11

De Goudse Schouwburg, Gouda
December 17

Marcos Morau about his debut creation for NDT 2:
“The idea of the choreographic work is a visual and sound landscape that refers to us to a ritual, a celebration of men and women in front of nature. Facing the human being of the 21st century to look back in history and get lost in a pagan forest, full of enigmas and incredible situations that will shake the foundations of a civilization and a society built without affection, lost and confused.”

Looking ahead to the 2021-2022 season, Nadav Zelner says:
“This is my first collaboration with NDT 2. I’m excited to meet new people, to create new fantasy and to be part of this wonderful legendary company.

As a choreographer I’m always searching for the ultimate dancers which can bring to life multiple worlds at the same moment, as I mostly require. 

Looking forward to start this journey and welcoming you all to come and join us.”

Photo: Rahi Rezvani. Dancers: Auguste Palayer, Kenedy Kallas.

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