Start Again


Start Again unites two powerful choreographic duos, Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier, and Sol León and Paul Lightfoot. In their own unique and intrinsic dance language, they share a common desire to take artistic risks while leaning on theatrical elements.

In Stop-Motion (2014) by house choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, eight dancers portray the emotion, confusion and abrupt change in a process of farewell and transformation. In The missing door (2013) Gabriela Carrizo stages a powerful and risk-taking performance in which dancers are challenged to delve into apparent characters, requiring an extremely high sensitivity and compassion of the dancers.

Start Again premieres in the Zuiderstrandtheater in Den Haag/Scheveningen.

In this programme:

World premiere - Franck Chartier

Choreographer Franck Chartier (1967, France) founded the Brussels-based collective Peeping Tom in 2000, together with Gabriela Carrizo. Since then Peeping Tom has become a nationally and internationally acclaimed dance theatre company. In season 2015/2016 Chartier will have his debut with NDT with a new piece for the NDT 1 programme Start Again.





The missing door - Gabriela Carrizo
By intertwining fantasy and reality, Carrizo shows two parallel dimensions in this creation. We are witnessing the last minutes of life , which take place in the twilight zone between life and death. The dying man anxiously tries to find their way through the intricate maze of his thoughts. While soundscapes of everyday sounds turn into lost rhythms, the man performs a lonely battle with time, space , and those who are absent.

Rehearsal World premiere Franck Chartier

The missing door - Gabriela Carrizo

Stop-motion - León & Lightfoot
Stop-Motion was created by resident choreographers León & Lightfoot for the NDT 1 repertoire. The ballet premiered on January 29, 2014 in Programme III. On melancholic music by Max Richter seven dancers depict a process of farewell and transformation. This is reinforced by massive screens that show delayed video projections, which include their daughter Saura.

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Stop-Motion - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot