Looking back on the project
Open Space is a new two-week long talent development and research platform organized by NDT and Korzo, that is fully dedicated to stimulate the artistic and creative capacities of its participants. The project is designed as a space for young and/or established creators to explore their creativity by opening the doors to ideas from disciplines outside their traditional realm. For this first edition of Open Space the dancers of NDT 2, together with three choreographers, three composers of the Royal Conservatoire (RC) in The Hague, and astronomers from the Leiden University have explored the connection between dance, music and cosmology. This marks the first time NDT collaborates with the world renown institution of the Leiden Observatory.
The choreographers who worked with the NDT 2 dancers were Antonin Rioche, Astrid Boons and Marina Mascarell. Each group paired up with one of the composers – Eric So, Rose Connolly and Sóley Sigurjónsdóttir – as well as one of the astronomers Henk Hoekstra, Pedro Russo and Omar Contigiani.
In this story, several participants from different disciplines look back on the two-week long project and share their personal experiences with you.
The photos were taken by the participants themselves, among which NDT 2 dancers and other staff, and give you a good impression of the project. Enjoy!
Watch more photos in the gallery