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Two exclusive film premieres by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot

In light of this being NDT’s 60th anniversary season, and also a farewell to house choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot,  The duo created two world premieres which will be captured exclusively on film. These films are created, along with the dancers of NDT 1 and NDT 2.  Both projects choreographed using the stipulations and protocol of social-distancing as its metiér.

Digital premiere: Wednesday July 15, at 20.00 uur (CET).

Where: on this page NDTV and the NDT YouTube Channel.

Watch the films for free until: August 10th, 2020.

Standby – Paul Lightfoot

The first is symbolically named Standby, the word used to cue artists preparing onstage that a performance is about to commence. It is dedicated to the entire company: combining the 42 artists who were together on the NDT stage in this tumultuous 2019-2020 season. Standby, a large physical work inspired and dictated by the rules of social distancing, uses the music of the Danish composer Knudgåre Riisager, who wrote this iconic music reflecting on all the stages of a classical ballet class, which NDT gives its own whimsical take on how we use classical technique inside our unique house style.

More information on the films


She Remembers – Sol León

The second film is a far more intimate and poetic world named She Remembers. The cast is made up of six exceptional artists who shall be ending their careers at NDT, and departing from the company at the end of this season. A work inspired by an ocean of memories and the beauty of transformation using music from George Frideric Handel and Max Richter.

Digital Guestbook

This season we say goodbye to Sol León en Paul Lightfoot NDT’s house choreographers, and artistic advisor and artistic director of the company.
You can share your memories by leaving them in our guest book . We will make a selection of memories to publish on our website.

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Listen to the music

GARDEN (Apr 24- May 1) - no longer available
Midnight Raga (April 17-24) - no longer available
The Statement (April 10 -17) - no longer available
Short Cut ( April 3-10) - no longer available
Stop-Motion (March 27-April 3) - no longer available
mutual comfort (March 20-27) - no longer available