Performances season 2019-2020
SIERRA OSCAR FOXTROT TANGO
Sierra Oscar Foxtrot Tango presents a surprising mix of four contrasting choreographical voices, challenging the young dancers of NDT 2.
For over a decade, Medhi Walerski danced with NDT before he fully committed to choreographing, and he will create a new work for NDT 2 in this programme. This world premiere will be joined by the critically acclaimed Wir sagen uns Dunkles (2017) by associate choreographer Marco Goecke. Additionally, Sara (2013) by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar returns to the NDT stage. The duo will work together with NDT 2 on a renewed version of their mysterious work. And French choreographer Yoann Bourgeois will show his new Little song, an expanded version of Fugue Table (2010); a piece in which imperceptibly navigates between physics and poetry, dance and acrobatics.
"As with every performance, Nederlands Dans Theater confirms its position as one of the leading contemporary dance companies in the world."
- Arts Talk Magazine over Sierra Oscar Foxtrot Tango
Rounding of our anniversary season and Paul Lightfoot’s tenure as Artistic Director, NDT presents Schmetterling. Just like a butterfly, this evening symbolizes the everlasting process of transformation; one of the most essential qualities of the house of NDT.
The programme shows NDT’s house choreographers Sol León & Paul Lightfoot’s work Schmetterling (2010). The piece refers to the transience of existence and the way life and death constantly cross each other’s path and is set to the music of indie rock band Magnetic Fields and composer Max Richter. For Schmetterling, the duo will also create a new piece. The programme is joined by a world premiere from Damien Jalet, a new creative face to the company. The critically acclaimed works by Jalet are often visual stunning and thought provoking.
"In this arbitrary melding of music by Max Richter and the Magnetic Fields, there were two concepts at play: intimate dances with little heart and a melodramatic look at aging."
- New York Times over Schmetterling