October marks Black Achievement Month in the Netherlands, a month in which we celebrate people of color and their contribution to society. We asked several of our dancers to reflect on the importance of this celebration and on how they navigate today’s dance world as dancers and artists. Throughout the month, we will share several insights written by them. Please enjoy the read!
On November 26, the Dutch government held a press conference in which new measures were announced to combat the spread of the coronavirus. It was announced that all sectors (including the culture sector) must close their doors from 5 PM to 5 AM from November 28 to December 18. This means that we are forced to cancel our performances until December 18.
Damien Jalet’s debut creation, Mist, for NDT 1 could not take place in the 2019-2020 season due to the corona crisis. In the 2020-2021 season, the performances of Mist in Dutch theaters were canceled again due to the corona measures. Therefore, it was decided to make a beautiful film of Damien Jalet’s creation, filmed by Rahi Rezvani. With the film screenings via ndt.nl, his world premiere will finally become reality in January 2022.