SOL & PAUL XXX

NDT 1
May 10 – June 4, 2019
The Hague, Tilburg, Nijmegen, Zwolle, Amsterdam and Eindhoven

Amsterdam and premiere in The Hague: SOLD OUT!

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About the performance
Sol & Paul XXX celebrates the thirty-year collaboration between NDT's house choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, bringing together five monumental works from their oeuvre: Start to Finish (1996), Subject to Change (2003), Shutters Shut (2003), Shoot the Moon (2006), and Same Difference (2007). Each of the five ballets have formed, in either symbolic, personal or creative ways, course-defining moments in the life and work of the choreographers. This series of artistic highlights therefore shines light on their artistic journey and their creative partnership and is a celebration of León and Lighfoot’s unpredictable and idiosyncratic style and inexhaustible work ethic.


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.


Agenda & tickets

FRI24/05Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
Amsterdam
20:00
SAT25/05Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
Amsterdam
20:00
SUN26/05Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
Amsterdam
20:00
FRI31/05Zuiderstrandtheater
Den Haag
20:00
SAT01/06Zuiderstrandtheater
Den Haag
20:00
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Choreographers

Paul Lightfoot
Sol León

In this programme

Subject to Change - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot
Subject to Change
(2003) is an expressive piece, offering resident choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot the opportunity to highlight their qualities. Six dancers shine in an extremely beautiful ballet filled with emotions, varying from an oppressive duet between a man and a fragile girl to a swirling group dance. The compelling music by Schubert and the gorgeous red carpet unrolling across the stage complement the dance. Subject to Change won the Zwaan Award for Best Dance Production in 2003.

Subject to Change - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot

Start to Finish - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot

Uit de pers:
"Start to Finish seems to be about the farewell of two loved ones. But many other unpredictable, strange things happen as well, as in real life. Lightfoot and León create a fragile world of vulnerable human beings who appear not to have total control over their emotions or over the situations that lead to these emotions. They experience them with astonishment, sometimes incomprehension - but always with unhesitating naturalness. What is so fascinating about Lightfoot and León is their ability to evoke all this through dance alone. Their movement idiom is extremely complex and absolutely unpredictable, yet its madness embodies a strange poetic harmony and logic."

Start to Finish - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot

Shoot the Moon - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot
In Shoot the Moon you catch glimpses of the love life of three different couples. Revolving walls covered in black-and-white wallpaper create three separate rooms, each containing its own love story. The door and windows to the other room seem to be simultaneously open and closed; accessible yet unattainable. New worlds beckon behind them, yet to they are always out of reach. Shoot the Moon is about the one thing that can create or change it: the emotions hidden inside our relationships.

Shutters Shut - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot
Shutters Shut is a remarkable piece of four minutes during which the dancers visualize the words of Gertrude Stein reciting her poem If I told him. Set to spoken words instead of music makes this dance all the more interesting. The body language blends seamlessly into the poem, sweeping you away in sheer beauty.

Same Difference - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot
Same Difference (2007) is a theatrical piece by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, in which dance communicates in both a symbolical and literal way. The ballet was inspired by the chaotic influence the ego has on the individual, and how one can easily distance oneself from it. Same Difference draws you into a surrealistic world set to music by Philip Glass.


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