SCHMETTERLING

NDT 1
May 1 – 30, 2020
The Hague, Zwolle, Groningen, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Maastricht, and Utrecht

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About the performance
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.


Reviews

"Breathtaking portrayal of love."

- Trouw on Schmetterling

"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 on Schmetterling


Agenda & tickets

FRI01/05Zuiderstrandtheater
Den Haag
20:00
SAT02/05Zuiderstrandtheater
Den Haag
20:00
SUN03/05Zuiderstrandtheater
Den Haag
20:00
THU07/05Theater De Spiegel
Zwolle
20:00
SAT09/05Stadsschouwburg
Groningen
20:00
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Choreographers

Paul Lightfoot
Sol León
Damien Jalet

In this programme

Schmetterling - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot
Schmetterling, meaning ‘butterfly’, suggests the transitional nature of existence and the continuous crossing of paths between life and death. Duets and trios echo all types of possible love stories to the music by indie rock band Magnetic Fields and their ’69 Love Songs’ as well as contemporary composer Max Richter.

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