Separate Ways promises to be an exciting programme consisting entirely of new pieces by Hofesh Shechter and Sol León and Paul Lightfoot. The British-Israeli Shechter is regarded as one of Britain's most acclaimed choreographers. León and Lightfoot will show their first new creation since their anniversary performance for 25 Years Leon & Lightfoot for NDT 2 in the fall of 2014. León and Lightfoot have been a creative duo since 1989 and are NDT’s house choreographers since 2002. In 2008 Shechter founded the Hofesh Shechter Company and in 2014 he presented a double bill with NDT with Uprising / In your rooms. For Separate Ways, Shechter will show new work as well.
The premiere in The Hague is Friday April 29, 2016.
Separate Ways is co-sponsored by Ammodo.
In this programme:
Shut Eye - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot (World premiere)
The hugely productive Paul Lightfoot (1966, Kingsley, Engeland) and Sol León (Córdoba, Spanje) started creating together 25 years ago. Since then the inseparable duo created fifty pieces for NDT. In 2002 they were appointed house choreographers for the company exclusively. Together they won prestigious awards, such as the Benois de la Danse and the Herald Archangel. In 2014 they celebrated their 25-anniversary
Clowns - Hofesh Shechter (World premiere)
British-Israelian Hofesh Shechter (Jerusalem, 1975) is one of the UK’s most exciting artists, recognized as both a choreographer and composer. He set up his own international touring company, the Hofesh Shechter Company in 2008 and he is linked to Sadler’s Wells in London as an associate artist. His works have been taken into the repertory of many UK and international dance companies including Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (New York), Carte Blanche Dance Company (Norway), Bern Ballett (Switzerland), Scottish Dance Theatre (UK) and CandoCo (UK).
In season 2013/2014 NDT 1 performed his double bill Uprising/In your rooms (2009).
Shut Eye - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot