Dance and live music

Dance and live music

How does that work?

In our Behind the scenes series, we invite you to find out what goes into creating a performance at one of the world’s most ambitious contemporary dance companies.

In Alexander Ekman’s Cacti, part of the performance Now here, Now always, live music plays a major role. NDT 2 dancer Omani Ormskirk and Artur Trajko, cellist with het Balletorkest talk about their experience combining live music and dance. Who is in charge? What are the challenges? And what makes the collaboration so magical? Watch our video now!

Dance and live music


A triple bill in which Marco Goecke takes you through his most personal work yet on the immensity of grieving. Finally to be seen live in theatres! With Cacti, Alexander Ekman reflects on dance as a high brow art form, with the ultimate goal of obtaining a cactus. And Andrew Skeels debuts at NDT with a world premiere. This programme will be accompanied live by musicians of the Dutch Ballet Orchestra.