May 17 - June 9, 2018
Savoir Faire unites NDT’s most prolific artistic voices in one evening; alongside a world premiere by associate choreographer Crystal Pite the programme offers Shut Eye (2016) by house choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot and Woke up Blind by associate choreographer Marco Goecke.

Select date and location here and buy tickets through the theatre website.

Sold out performances:
17/05 - 19/05, Den Haag
24/05 - 27/05, Amsterdam
05/06, Utrecht

SAT09/06Parktheater Eindhoven

"In an attractive dance language, which is solid and organic, with spacious, clear lines, Pite makes patterns and qualities visible that the choral singing of Shaw offers."

- NRC Handelsblad **** on Partita for 8 Dancers

Introduction Talk

Prior to the performances in Zuiderstrandtheater you can attend a free introduction talk.

Get to know more about the company, choreographer, dancers and the performance!

Join us from 7 to 7.30pm at the foyer on the upper floor.

Paul Lightfoot
Sol León
Crystal Pite
Marco Goecke

In this programme:

Partita for 8 Dancers - Crystal Pite (world premiere)
Crystal Pite’s gripping work is never afraid to explore the body’s full potential, and rarely escapes its relation to the group. Her latest piece, The Statement (2016) on scripted spoken word by
Jonathon Young, had international audiences sitting on the edge of their seats. Pite has been an associate choreographer with the company since 2008.

Partita for 8 Dancers - Crystal Pite

Shut Eye - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot
I shut my eyes in order to see, a famous quote by painter Paul Gauguin, created the outline for Shut Eye. The work by NDT house choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot fits in their oeuvre that spans over fifty ballets for the company, and is once again a reminder of the duo’s talent to capture poetry in modern dance, this time on the expressive music by composers Ólafur Arnalds and Bryce Dessner.

Shut Eye - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot

Woke up Blind - Marco Goecke
The songs You and I and The way young lovers do by Jeff Buckley, who died tragically and young, deal with love in different ways: the first is slow, with very stretched-out vocals; the second has fast, almost hectic guitar accompaniment. Both songs form the basis for Marco Goecke’s choreography Woke up Blind. The two female and five male dancers are drawn into an acoustic world in which they exel in contesting with Buckley’s vocal power and his frenetic guitar sounds. Like young lovers, they throw themselves into the unknown regardless of the consequences, driven purely by longing. In Woke up Blind, Goecke has once again managed to reach the core of human emotions through pure, highly complex movement.

Woke up Blind - Marco Goecke