Hello, I’m Auguste. I’m French but I grew up in Spain, I started with NDT 2 in 2019 after dreaming about it my entire life. In my first season, our first programme was called Kunstkamer, and it celebrated NDT’S 60th anniversary. For the occasion both companies got together for the production. The dancers, the technicians, the ballet masters, the orchestra, the costume department, we were all working hand in hand and were somehow coordinated thanks to this thing I heard was called “fourth floor”. This is a memory I’ll cherish forever!
My colleagues at NDT are a huge part of what makes this place unique for me. I am constantly challenged as a human, questioning ideologies, ideas, concepts… we all come from such different backgrounds, and respect each other so much… and that creates a safe space that blooms above all of us.
During this pandemic, that has been very difficult for all of us but for certain people more than others, I consider myself to have been very lucky to be able to go to work every day and continue an artistic research as well as a physical practice… Nevertheless it also opened a lot of questions for me on the place we have in society as dancers.
I am though, very passionate in seeing where contemporary dance is evolving and mutating nowadays… where dance merges with theatre, with music in a way it never did before, with cinema or film making… these are such incredible evolutions to look forward too.
And this house has the means the openness and the public to crave for this evolution! That’s very exciting! 🙂
Thanks for reading and clicking on my picture, I hope you will enjoy, enjoyed or are enjoying one of our performances 🙂 – Auguste