Welcome to 'Traces left within'
Welcome to Traces left within by NDT 1! We are delighted to be opening the eighteenth Holland Dance Festival with the premiere of this programme on February 3.
It continues to be a complex time for the world and the performing arts. A year ago, who would have imagined the pandemic would continue to challenge our daily existence to such a degree. It has been inspiring to see how artists and arts organizations around the world have adapted to the difficulty with courage and creativity, including NDT, where the resilience and generosity of our members and collaborators has been incredibly moving to witness. As a company, we are grateful that we can continue to bring our art to the stage and into your homes via our digital theatre and that you, our audience, continue to be there with us with support and interest. Instead of asking when we will be back to where we were, we are using this moment to focus on the possibilities the time brings and how they can shape our future.
Traces left within presents a return of Jiří Kylián’s exquisite Toss of a Dice (2005) and two world premieres by Marina Mascarell and Marco Goecke. The programme is a collection of distinct works that find a connection in their authenticity and uninhibited approach. It has been a pleasure and privilege for us to work with these remarkable makers and to dive into their poetic imaginations. With each step, we have been invigorated to learn and discover.
We are proud of the work, care and support that has been poured into this program. A very special thank you to Jiří, Marina and Marco, to our wonderful collaborators and our dedicated team at NDT.
Thank you for joining us tonight. It is a pleasure to have you with us!