Sol and Paul about the films
“In three small weeks within the studios at Lucent Danstheater, we have choreographed not one, but two world premieres and filmed them with top quality to be shown to the world for this coming month via our NDT website.
The first was guided by myself [Paul]. I have created a 40 minute work based on Knudåge Riisagers music called “Etudes”, which takes the audience through a cascade of exercises from our daily classical ballet technique. I have choreographed, along with the artists, an “NDT” take on Harold Landers classical ballet of how we incorporate the tools of our trade using all 42 members of the company.
The inspirational challenge was to do this using the protocols and limitations of social distancing. We marked the floor into squares of three metres to lay a base for the structure. Only people who were able to physically touch each other were the dancers who lived together in the same household.
Can we connect without touch? I felt we could!