Watch & Listen

Watch & Listen


Rehearsal video the big crying

We made this video exclusively for the Friends and Fund NDT participants, which gives you a special insight into the rehearsal process of Marco Goecke’s new work The Big Crying, the work he created especially for NDT 2. Assistant to the choreographer Ralitza Malehounova takes you behind the scenes.

Have you seen the rehearsal yet?

Use the password: Repetitie2021

triptych – peeping tom

Internationaal Theater Amsterdam presents the live stream Triptych, a triptych of works by choreographers Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier, on Saturday 3 April. The three works The missing door, The lost room and The hidden floor were previously created by Carrizo & Chartier for NDT and are now adapted for their own company Peeping Tom.

“All the well-known ingredients of Peeping Tom are present again: dance, acrobatics, illusionism, cinematic suspense.” – NRC.

For more info, click here.

ITA presents 'Tryptich'
Curtain call with Donnie and Isla
In Baby don’t hurt me, choreographers Imre van Opstal en Marne van Opstal focus on the individual struggles and show a personal side of the NDT 1 dancers.
Isla and Donnie are two NDT 1 dancers who performed in Baby don’t hurt me during the live streams of the NDT 1 programme Shadow’s Whispers. In this video they talk about their experiences while working with Imre and Marne and the opportunity to be their true and whole selves on stage. Isla and Donnie touch subjects as diversity, inclusion and their own conflicts within themselves and their profession. During the process of Baby don’t hurt me the dancers and choreographers worked in many different ways, allowing the dancers to find their own story and learn to express their difficulties and struggle.
demi bawon tips: move

“Last year Netflix released a dance series called Move in which you get a closer look at the process and lives of choreographers such as Ohad Naharin and Akram Khan. I think this is a great and easily accessible option for everyone!” – Demi Bawon, apprentice with NDT 2.

We also mentioned the series Move in the previous Close Up magazine. If you haven’t seen the series yet, it is definitely recommended.

Watch Move on Netflix. 


Have you always wanted to know what music is used in performances by our dancers? Below you will find the music used in the last performances that were shown via our live streams: the NDT 1 program Shadow’s Whispers and the program Souls made apparent danced by NDT 2.


Baby don’t hurt me by Imre van Opstal & Marne van Opstal
Amos Ben-Tal has composed new music especially for the latest work by choreographers duo Imre van Opstal and Marne van Opstal. This music can therefore not be found on music platforms.

From England with Love by Hofesh Shechter
Hofesh Shechter composed the music himself for his latest creation for NDT 1. In addition to his own music, he used the following music by English composers:

  • Edward Elgar: Nimrod. Performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Tomas Tallis: If Ye Love Me. Performed by King’s College Choir, Cambridge.
  • Henry Purcell: Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z.15. King’s College Choir, Cambridge.
  • William H. Monk: Abide with me (vv. 2, 4 & 5 arr. by Stephen Cleobury). Performed by King’s College Choir, Cambridge/ Peter Stevens/ Stephen Cleobury.

Listen to the available music from From England with Love in this playlist on Spotify.

Photo: Rahi Rezvani.
NDT 2 program Souls made apparent

27’52” by Jiří Kylián
In 2002 Dirk Haubrich composed the music for this Kylián ballet, based on 2 themes from Gustav Mahler: the original Ur-Version of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 (1910).

Photo: Rahi Rezvani.

The Big Crying van Marco Goecke
The Big Crying was a new work that associate choreographer made especially for the NDT 2 dancers for the program Souls made apparent. For this work he used the following music:

  • Rorogwela: Death Lullaby; Electricity feat.
    Fire Eater: Indlela Yababi.
    Both from the album Extreme Music From Africa
  • Tori Amos: Beauty Queen, Marianne (arranged by John Philip Shenale), Blood Roses, In the springtime of his voodoo, Bells ‘For Her’, Losing my Religion.

Or listen to the music used for The Big Crying in this playlist on Spotify.