Welcome to In/with/in, featuring NDT 1 in two world premieres, where international makers usher in our new season with their diverse artistic perspectives and expressions.
What happens when multiple, seemingly unrelated events collide? How do they overlap as one breathable entity that consistently morphs into new ways of being? Imre van Opstal & Marne van Opstal explore the idea of synchronicity in their new work. The Point Being was created in close collaboration with renowned Dutch designer Lonneke Gordijn and DRIFT. In this multidisciplinary creation, choreography, scenography and music generate both friction and harmony.
A new voice to NDT, this evening introduces choreographer and founder of the acclaimed TAO Dance Theater, Tao Ye, with his world premiere 15. Tao Ye works in numerical form, making this the choreographer’s fifteenth creation and his first work for a company outside of Asia. For Tao Ye, the body is the most meaningful interpretation of the concept of modernity. The guiding principle in this exhilarating new work is the act of repetition that progresses towards a pure and minimal state.
I love you, ghosts (2022) by Marco Goecke was the choreographer’s first creation in the then-recently opened Amare. Fascinated by the grandeur of the new building, it simultaneously evoked memories of the old studio’s of the Lucent Danstheater and the impressions that remained after that theatre’s demolition.
Developing this programme has been a pleasure and a privilege. A heartfelt thank you to Imre, Marne, Lonneke, DRIFT, Marco, Tao Ye, Duan Ni, Jun Jun, Qiqi and our many wonderful collaborators, dancers, and the NDT team for their remarkable effort and passion in realizing this inspired evening.
Thank you for joining us tonight. Enjoy!