In/with/in NDT 1
Imre van Opstal & Marne van Opstal in collaboration with DRIFT:
World PREMIÈRE - THE POINT BEING
WORLD PREMIERE - 15
Marco Goecke I LOVE YOU, GHOSTS
I LOVE YOU GHOSTS Photo: Rahi Rezvani
In/with/in is a triptych of works in which cross-pollination between dance, visual arts, design and music predominates. NDT 1 dances a world premiere of a new face for the company, Tao Ye . The choreographic duo Imre van Opstal & Marne van Opstal also creates a new work in collaboration with DRIFT. The evening ends with I love you, ghosts (2022) by Marco Goecke .
About the program
What happens when multiple, initially unrelated events collide? How do they overlap as one breathing whole that continually takes on new forms?
Inspired by spaces in which an audience plays an active role, Imre van Opstal & Marne van Opstal
explore the idea of synchronicity in their new work for NDT 1. In the context of supporting both new makers and new forms of creative collaboration, it is choreographic duo linked to the renowned Dutch design agency DRIFT, which was founded in 2007 by Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta. DRIFT specializes in choreographed sculptures and kinetic installations and will develop the set design for this new work.
Tao Ye , choreographer and founder of the TAO Dance Theater,
creates a new work for NDT, which will also be his very first creation for another company. In his work, the choreographer sees the ritual of repetition as something that can unfold the natural state of the body into something that is, as he describes, “pure and minimalist.” Tao Ye works in numerical form, marking the fifteenth creation within his oeuvre, which he will make in close collaboration with the dancers of NDT 1 and the renowned composer Xiao He.
I love you, ghosts (2022) by Marco Goecke
was the choreographer's first creation in the then newly opened Amare. Impressed by the impressive new building, it simultaneously evoked memories of the old rehearsal rooms of the Lucent Dance Theater, and the many impressions that remained after the demolition of that theater. “What happened to the good house spirits? Have they also moved to the new building?”, writes Nadja Kadel, Marco Goecke's dramaturge. In the work, nine dancers search for those ghosts through Goecke's characteristic movement language in which familiar gestures from previous spaces and creations embody the protective ghosts.
NDT Summer Intensive
2023 Open Night + Presentation
From July 24 until August 5, we are opening the doors of our theatre Amare, to 60 talented dancers arriving from all over the world for the NDT Summer Intensive 2023. They will exchange knowledge, inspiration, and creativity with a fantastic team of former and current NDT dancers, teachers, and choreographers, who will take them under their wings!
We are happy to announce that we finish the NDT Summer Intensive 2023 on Saturday August 5 with an Open Night in Amare. You are invited to come to watch the students share what they have been working on these two weeks. A varied program of open classes, presentations, and other activities will allow you to experience the different aspects of this course.
The whole evening begins at 6.45 PM (CEST) and ends at 10.15 PM (CEST). As part of the program, the dancers will also show the new creations they have worked on during the Summer Intensive. Due to limited capacity in our NDT Blackbox theater, this presentation will take place twice during the evening. When purchasing a ticket, you can select which presentation you would like to attend. Regardless of your chosen presentation, you will still have the opportunity to experience all aspects of the Open Night.
Note: individuals with walking difficulties are requested to contact NDT before purchasing a ticket. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program: Open Night NDT SI 2023
Time: 6.45 PM – 10.15 PM (CEST)
Location: Amare, The Hague
In the Dutch MountainsMarco Goecke
FULL-EVENING WORLD PREMIERE
In the Dutch Mountans Photo: Rahi Rezvani
Marco Goecke is viewed as one of the most unique choreographic voices today. His distinct style explores the boundaries of dance, making it quintessentially his own. Since 2008, he has been creating for Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT). In the Dutch Mountains will mark Goecke’s first full-length creation for the company.
The Hague - Amare - Saturday 04 - Sunday 05, March, 2023
Climb the sky
WORLD PREMIERE Johan Inger
OUT OF BREATH Crystal Pite
TEN DUETS ON A THEME OF RESCUE - NDT PREMIERE
Climb the Sky - Photo: Joris Jan Bos Climb the sky introduces Noé Soulier, an inspiring new voice to the company, highlights Crystal Pite’s first time collaboration with NDT 2 for her work Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue, and restages Johan Inger’s Out of Breath. Thursday 16 March to Saturday 18th March, 2023 The Hague - Amare
Now here, Now always
Now here, Now always, a triple bill evoking a virtuosity of expression from the dancers of NDT 2, features work by long-time NDT-collaborators Marco Goecke and Alexander Ekman, and a new voice to the company Andrew Skeels.
The Big Crying might be Marco Goecke’s most personal work that begun in the Autumn 2020, shortly after the death of the choreographer’s father. “It is a piece about parting and about everything we have to burn”, says Goecke. The Big Crying’s movement language is angular, drumming and explosive in an overwhelming crossfire to the songs by Tori Amos; nervous, trembling arm movements like fluttering butterfly wings capture the unfathomable emotion of mourning. Due to COVID restrictions the work has not been toured or performed live in the Netherlands and was primarily seen digitally when it premiered in March of 2021. NDT is excited to revisit The Big Crying this season and give larger audiences the opportunity to experience this compelling work in person.
When choreographer Alexander Ekman made Cacti in 2010, it was important for him that the work offered both a great amount of humor, as well as a critical note. With Cacti (2010) Ekman amusingly challenges the audience to reflect on modern dance as a higher art form and offers a comment on the experience of what can be labelled as ‘high art’. Sixteen dancers stand trapped on oversized scrabble tiles, as they run, fall, writhe, and try to escape their invisible prisons, only to eventually each acquire a cactus. What does it all mean? Cacti is a gleeful parody of art’s greater excesses. A string quartet situated on stage performs music by Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Franz Schubert, while the dancers become the instruments of the quartet, resulting in a rhythmical ensemble. In 2010 Cacti was nominated for a Zwaan Award for ‘most impressive dance production’.
With this program, we are delighted to introduce a new face to NDT, Andrew Skeels. Inspired by Johannes Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody and Winter Journey in the Harz by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Brocken Spectre, with an original composition by Julien Tarride, is an intimate reflection on grief, transcendence, and the paradox of the human experience.
Artistic Director of Nederlands Dans Theater, Emily Molnar is one of Canada’s most acclaimed dance artists. She graduated from the National Ballet School of Canada, and danced with the National Ballet of Canada, Ballet BC and the Frankfurt Ballet under the direction of William Forsythe. She has choreographed various works as a choreographer. From 2009 until August 2020, Molnar was the Artistic Director of Ballet BC in Vancouver, Canada and in 2014, Molnar also took on the role of Artistic Director of Dance at the cultural education institute Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Canada. In 2016, Molnar was named a Member of the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest civilian awards.