Figures in Extinction [1.0] by Crystal Pite and Simon McBurney nominated for a Zwaan for Most Impressive Dance production 2022

29 August 2022

The nominees for the 2022 Zwanen of the Dutch Association of Theatres and Concert Halls (VSCD) have been presented! NDT’s associate choreographer Crystal Pite has been nominated for her most recent work for the company, Figures in Extinction [1.0] that she made in collaboration with Simon McBurney. The Zwanen (Swans) will be awarded during the Dutch Dance Days Gala on Friday 30 September at Theater aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht.

Best dance production nominations

“The urgent performance Figures in Extinction [1.0] created by choreographer Crystal Pite in collaboration with Simon McBurney is a wonderful and wry spectacle about the future of a planet in crisis,” says the VSCD. “Where the spectator can still initially lose himself in the beauty and diversity of species in nature, the theatrical experience accelerates towards an inescapable doomsday scenario.”

Figures in Extinction [1.0] premiered in The Hague on May 6, 2022, marking the first collaboration between Crystal Pite and theater director Simon McBurney in a series of creations. In addition to Figures in Extinction [1.0], Waterbrothers by Roy Overdijk (program State Shift | The Ruggeds), and Interval by Amos Ben-Tal and Gosse de Kort (OFFprojects) are also nominated in the category ‘Zwaan for best dance production’.

De Nederlandse Dansdagen

The 25th edition of De Nederlandse Dansdagen (The Dutch Dance Days) will take place from September 30 through October 6. In this anniversary edition of the festival you can experience the best of Dutch dance in and from Maastricht. The winners will receive a bronze sculpture made by choreographer and visual artist Toer van Schayk.

The Zwanen (Swans) 2022

De Zwanen are the dance awards of the VSCD and have been associated with Nederlandse Dansdagen since 2003. Besides the presentation of the Jonge Zwanen and the Zwanen for the most impressive dance production and performance, the anniversary edition of the Nederlandse Dansdagen will have an extra festive touch. Once again a Gouden Zwaan will be awarded to a dancer or choreographer whose career has made a major contribution to Dutch dance. The Gouden Zwaan is not awarded annually and there are no nominations.

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