Welcome to 'Skin of the mind'
Welcome to Skin of the mind, our first program of the 2021-2022 season!
With this program, we are delighted to welcome a fascinating new voice to NDT, Alan Lucien Øyen, and the return of acclaimed choreographic duo and long-time NDT collaborators, Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar.
In his debut work for NDT, Øyen offers us a beautiful invitation into his compelling world as a storyteller. Tell your mom you love your skin asks us to question identity and the many faces one wears through life, challenging us to consider the discrepancy between the reality in our mind and the fiction we live every day. Working in close collaboration with the artists of NDT 1, it was exhilarating to witness Øyen’s depth of thought and emotions explored throughout the creation process. This new work is a reply to the times and a moment for us to reflect on the complexity of being.
Created for NDT in 2015, Bedroom Folk was met with critical acclaim after its premiere. The work of Eyal and Behar embodies a distinctive style rooted in the resonance of the individual and collective body. Vibrantly hypnotic, Bedroom Folk taps into territory that seemingly co-exists far into the future and deep into the past. We are thrilled to be revisiting this significant work.
I’d like to take this moment to say a special thank you to our many inspired collaborators whose generous creativity helped shape this program and to our wonderful NDT team for their passion and hard work.
It is a significant time for NDT as we enter a new decade, a new building, and a new creative ground, building on the foundation of our first 60 years. The challenges of the pandemic have opened unexpected and innovative ways for us to question, learn and create; ways that carry us into this season with gratitude and a renewed sense of discovery that we are excited to share with you.
Thank you for joining us tonight. We look forward to seeing you throughout the season!