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Woven State


NDT is pleased to present a trio of works by William Forsythe (1949).
These works were chosen to provide examples of the range of Forsythe’s compositional craft, with a focus on self-governing, acapella structures. The program beautifully highlights Forsythe’s decade long engagement with counterpoint, while providing insight into the choreographer’s capacity to formally extend the structures underpinning classical ballet.

NDT 1 presents six matinee performances between December 3 and 18 in our house Amare in The Hague. Besides that, we will broadcast a registration of the performance on our website on December 16, 17 and 18.

Campaign video: Rahi Rezvani. Dancers: Jon Bond, Aram Hasler, Jianhui Wang

William Forsythe
William Forsythe
Of Any If And
William Forsythe
One Flat Thing Reproduced

Broadcasts of the performance

The recording was made with one remote camera. This is not a live broadcast; the performance was recorded at an earlier time.

Information about your purchased tickets for the cancelled performances

Government regulations dictate that we may use 30% of the auditorium capacity for these performances. In the case of the Danstheater Hall in Amare, this means a capacity of over 350 seats. Places are unplaced (so you have no fixed seat) and both in the theater and in the auditorium you must keep 1.5 meters distance from other visitors.

Would you like to attend one of these matinee performances? Then you can purchase a ticket for one of the performances via the agenda (scroll to top).

Please note: It is not possible to change your tickets for the original 8 PM performances to one of the matinee performances. Therefore, if you wish to attend the matinee performance, it is necessary to purchase tickets again.

Refund of original purchase
The purchase of the original performance is guaranteed to be refunded to ticket buyers. Ticket sales for NDT are handled by the Amare box office. They will contact you as soon as possible about the refund of your tickets. The box office aims to process your refund as soon as possible. However, due to the rush, this may take a little longer than you are used to. At this moment you do not have to take any action.

We hope for your understanding and patience.

'Of Any If And'. Dancers: Nicole Ishimaru, Luca Tessarini. Photo: Rahi Rezvani.
'One Flat Thing, reproduced'. Dancer: Jon Bond. Photo (2021): Rahi Rezvani.

Performance dates

Season 2021-2022 | December 3 until December 18, 2021

Amare, The Hague

  • Friday December 3, 15.00 uur / 3 PM (CET) (premiere)
  • Saturday December 4, 14.00 uur / 2 PM (CET)
  • Saturday December 11, 14.00 uur / 2 PM (CET)
  • Sunday December 12, 14.00 uur / 2 PM (CET)
  • Friday December 17, 15.00 uur / 3 PM (CET)
  • Saturday December 18, 14.00 uur / 2 PM (CET)
'N.N.N.N.N.N.N.N.N.N.N.N.'. Dancer: Conner Bormann. Photo (2021): Rahi Rezvani.
'Of Any If And'. Dancers: Nicole Ward, Donnie Duncan Jr. Photo (2021): Rahi Rezvani.


William Forsythe (1949) has been active in the field of choreography for over 50 years. His three decades of work with his ensembles in Frankfurt exerted significant influence upon generations of artists in a wide array of creative practices.

With an initial focus on the organizational underpinnings of academic ballet Forsythe has, since 1991, extended his choreographic discourse into the field of visual arts. While his work for the stage resides in the repertories of ensembles worldwide, his installations are featured internationally in both museums and private collections. Forsythe has been the recipient of numerous awards which include the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale and Der Faust, both for lifetime achievement.


Thom Willems’ music is predominately created for ballet. He works since 1985 with the choreographer William Forsythe. Until 2004 with Ballett Frankfurt and from 2005 on with The Forsythe Company. Together they have created over 70 works.

His music in connection with William Forsythe’s work, is featured in the repertoire of virtually every major ballet company in the world including The Mariinsky Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet,  New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Paris Opera Ballet, Teatro alla Scala Milano, Royal Ballet Covent Garden, Wiener Staatsoper, Semper Oper Dresden, Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon and Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) among many others. In total 71 companies in 29 countries.

'N.N.N.N.N.N.N.N.N.N.N.N.'. Dancers: Charlie Skuy, Lea Ved. Photo (2021): Rahi Rezvani.
Photo: Rahi Rezvani. Dancer: Jon Bond.
Photo: Rahi Rezvani. Dancer: Aram Hasler.
Photo: Rahi Rezvani. Dancer: Jianhui Wang.

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