Nederlands Dans Theater – An Evening with NDT 2
September 25 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
NDT 2, an extension of NDT, cultivates a fully engaged and creative dance company that next to creation centralizes development and research. It offers young, emerging artists an exclusive space to develop their practice and to engross in a multitude of intensive, creative collaborations with a diverse range of choreographic voices. NDT 2 adds on repertoire by working with both upcoming and established dance makers including Alexander Ekman, Milo Dimev, Johan Inger, Marco Goecke, Marina Mascarell.
The troupe explores many areas of movement research, dance development and collaboration for professional artists, dance students, people within the dance community. This is expressed through recurring and newly developed projects such as Here We Live And Now (HWLAN), Up and coming Choreographer, Switch + Switch Streams, NDT Lab and other site-specific work.
Each season, NDT 2 creates two programmes that include extensive tours in the Netherlands and in Europe.
The Big Crying
The Big Crying is perhaps Goecke’s most personal work. “A piece about parting and about everything we have to burn”, Goecke said, speaking of bodies that are like broken engines and of costumes that resemble the curtains of a hearse. This piece comes along with the tremendously fiery power of the NDT 2 outstanding dancers. Despite all transience, the dance and the choreography celebrate the joy of life and the urge to be alive. — Nadja Kadel
Rorogwela: Death Lullaby, Electricity feat. Fire Eater: Indlela Yababi, Extreme Music From Africa (Susan Lawly, 1997).
Tori Amos: Beauty Queen, Marianne (arranged by: John Philip Shenale), Blood Roses, In the Springtime of his Voodoo, Bells ‘For Her’. Published by Downtown Music Publishing. (P) Atlantic Recording Corporation, A Warner Music Group Company. Losing my Religion. Published by Night Garden Music.
Sound editing: Jesse Callaert
Dramaturgy: Nadja Kadel
Light: Udo Haberland
Decor & Costumes: Marco Goecke
World Premiere: 18.3.2021, Zuiderstrandtheater, The Hague
“The small, secret moment between sleep and consciousness” inspires the choreographer to return to “the dreaming child’s” dreams and explore them to make them true. “We should get reacquainted with the child in us. The one who is not afraid to fall, the one who experiences life and is intrigued to discover. The one who knows that all dreams can come true. The child in us holds the power to laugh, to get excited, and to fulfill all that is desired.”
His Tunisian roots led him to the Northern-African music as the natural choice for “a dream full of freedom and hope.” — Nadav Zelner
Rehearsal assistants: Lydia Bustinduy, Francesca Caroti, Ander Zabala
Andre Hajj & Ensemble: Mir, Ez-Zouhour: Sidi Mansour / Baba Bahri. Courtesy of ARC Music Productions Int. Ltd.
Al Ajaleh: Bat Sheva Music.
Mohammed Abdu: Allah Alaiha, Al Rasayel & Mahma Ygolon. Courtesy of Rotana Music
Light: Tom Visser
Costumes: Maor Zabar
Sound editing: Matan Onyameh
World Premiere: 4.11.2021, Amare, The Hague
“The starting point in the process was: No concept, no ideas, no music or other elements, I wanted to work with them in the new empty space. As we approached each other, a dialogue of instincts began and the process unleashed spontaneously. After a few minutes we received Milko’s first fragment of music and the journey ignited. The daily ritual of rehearsing gently united us behaving in the same pattern, somehow forming a human cluster that naturally became the pillar of this piece.” — Edward Clug
Assistants to the choreographer: Lydia Bustindy, Ander Zabala, Spencer Dickhaus
Music – New composition: Milko Lazar
Light: Tom Visser
Decor & Costumes: Edward Clug
World Premiere: 21.4.2022, Amare, The Hague
24 & 25.09.2022, Lefkosia Municipal Theatre, 20.30