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  • Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (rehearsal) – Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar

    Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (rehearsal) – Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar

    This is Sara, one of the more recent creations of Israeli choreographers Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar. Born in Jerusalem, Eyal began her choreographic career with Batsheva Dancers Create. Formerly a dancer with Batsheva, she works closely with Behar who brings his background and experience from modern Israeli music to their projects. Sara, created specifically for NDT2, is all about the affective realm. The realm of emotions, of dreams, of inspiration, of caring, of sorrow. It’s about the reality of […]

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  • Netherlands Dance Theater 2 – Legion

    Netherlands Dance Theater 2 – Legion

    Choreographer: Douglas Lee These dancers work the floor as well as they work above it. The way they use their bodies is akin to how tools or instruments are used for a particular end…though the choreography, as deliberate as it is, has an experimental feel to it as well. The sequence beginning at 1:27 with the beautiful transitions and liquid nature of the choreography is exquisite. The repetitive nature of the music is perfect in that it allows the focus […]

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  • Netherlands Dance Theater 2 – Legion

    Netherlands Dance Theater 2 – Legion

    Choreographer: Douglas Lee These dancers work the floor as well as they work above it. The sequence beginning at 1:27 with the beautiful transitions and liquid nature of the choreography is exquisite. The way in which these dancers use their bodies is akin to how tools or instruments are used for a particular end…though the choreography, as deliberate as it feels, also has an experimental element to it as well. The repetitive nature of the music is perfect in that […]

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  • Dissolve in This – Johan Inger – Nederlands Dans Theater I and II

    Dissolve in This – Johan Inger – Nederlands Dans Theater I and II

    Sometimes what seems apparent really isn’t. And even though Dissolve in This includes 16 dancers, this work is clearly meant for the individual. However, even as Inger chooses to focus on the individual, he reaches for the universal elements of time and transformation…which would have little meaning without the individual as a medium.

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  • Walking Mad – Johan Inger

    Walking Mad – Johan Inger

    Walking Mad, a stunning work created by Johan Inger for Netherlands Dans Theater in 2001.. As Socrates once said, “Our greatest blessings come to us by way of madness, provided the madness is given us by divine gift.” It was this belief that was the inspiration for Inger’s Walking Mad when he happened to view on tv an old black and white recording of Bolero with conductor Zubin Mehta and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. A choreographic under-taking about the dramatic […]

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  • Jiří Kylian – One of a Kind

    Jiří Kylian – One of a Kind

    Commissioned by the Netherlands Ministry of Home Affairs to honor the country’s 150th anniversary of its constitution, Kylian presents us with his full-length ballet, One of a Kind, the celebration of individual freedom. Less a theme than a suggestion of one, some see One of a Kind as one’s journey through life with both its beauty as well as its darkness and disappointments. But whatever the interpretation, which Kylian’s encourages from his audiences, this ballet is one that has an […]

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  • Nederlands Dans Theater I – LAB 15, Alexander Ekman

    Nederlands Dans Theater I – LAB 15, Alexander Ekman

    Choreographer Alexander Ekman enjoyed so much attention for the originality and uniqueness of his ideas that several years ago he felt it made sense to devote his time solely to choreography. Ekman is a forward-thinking choreographer who over the past few years has made a name for himself particularly in Europe. For someone still so young, in his late 20s, he brings amazing creativity and energy to the stage. His fans love his work. He purposefully engages his audiences, making […]

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  • Jiří Kylian – Nederlands Dans Theater I – Vanishing Twin

    Jiří Kylian – Nederlands Dans Theater I – Vanishing Twin

    In Kylian’s own words,Vanishing Twin is “a small meditation on time, speed, aging and all unfinished… Music is by Bach, Prelude in B flat minor from the 1st part of The Well-Tempered Clavier. The choreography alternates between very fast, then extremely slow movements as if to reflect the characteristics of time, in that it sometimes moves unbearably slow but then deceptively advances so quickly it seems almost imperceptible. And as well for aging…with the passing of time.. This work is […]

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  • Jiří Kylián – Nederlands Dans Theater I – Wings of Wax

    Jiří Kylián – Nederlands Dans Theater I – Wings of Wax

    Wings of Wax is a work about change in relationships. It’s Kylian in style; intense emotion; creative choreography; complex, unique partnering; as well as selection of music, Wings of Wax is Kylian times two. Set to compositions from Bach and Biber to modern composers Cage and Glass, Kylian has a unique knack for using different styles of music from different eras. The innovative choreography and the exquisite execution were a match of stunning beauty. It was effortless, beautifully expressive, and […]

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  • Nederlands Dans Theater – Jiri Kylian – Tar and Feathers

    Nederlands Dans Theater – Jiri Kylian – Tar and Feathers

    Any work that directs your attention to a piano that stands center stage and at an exaggerated height above the stage floor, primes you to wonder exactly what you can expect from the choreography. As it turns out, Tar and Feathers is about “What is the Word?, Samuel Beckett’s final poem before dying. In this poem Beckett looks at his past, his life, wondering about their meaning and if perhaps they were no more than mere foolishness.

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