Nederlands Dans Theater
Paul Lightfoot, Artistic Director
Kennedy Center debut
Shoot the Moon (Glass/León & Lightfoot)
The Statement (Belton/Pite)
Singulière Odyssée (Richter/ León & Lightfoot)
"The world's most magnificent dancers… a retina-shredding spectacle of passion and power"--The Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Known for pushing boundaries with its bold repertory and distinct virtuosity, Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) is prominently imprinted with an avant-garde aesthetic. Based in The Hague, this pioneering Dutch company's non-conformist, progressive productions have put its collective of astonishingly talented dancers on the international map. As Artistic Director Paul Lightfoot says, "Every season's programs include works of choreographers with a clear message… and who can strike a certain atmosphere, emotion, and essence the second the curtain opens."
The company makes its Kennedy Center debut with a program that includes two works by Lightfoot and Artistic Advisor Sol León. In Shoot the Moon performed to music by Philip Glass, revolving black-and-white walls create three separate rooms, each containing their own love story--while one of their newest works, Singulière Odyssée, is set in an art deco train station and performed to music by Max Richter, with dancers coming and going except for one who lingers, waits, and watches. The program also features The Statement by NDT Associate Choreographer Crystal Pite. In which four dancers share a heated conversation around a conference table, symbolizing corporate chaos and negotiation.
Apr. 4: Free post-performance discussion
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