Nederlands Dans Theater recently previewed “Woke Up Blind”, choreographed by Marco Goecke, at the Fall For Dance Festival at New York City Center. The piece is also part of the Company’s 2016 season, which will run for four performances from November 16 until November 19 at New York City Center. The season will also feature the U.S. premieres of Safe as Houses and Stop-Motion, choreographed by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot; and The Statement, choreographed by Crystal Pite. Tickets for the performances are available now. Click here to buy them.
Additionally, Nederlands Dans Theater will be part of the Guggenheim Museum‘s ‘Works & Process’ program on November 15 (7:30 PM). This performance, with excerpts from choreographic works by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, Marco Goecke, and Crystal Pite, will be a preview of the company’s New York City Center season. Sol León and Paul Lightfoot also participate in a moderated discussion.
Since 1984, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet acclaimed artists in an intimate setting unlike any other. A performing-arts series that explores artistic creation through stimulating conversation and performance in the Guggenheim’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed, 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater, Works & Process commissions and champions new works and offers unprecedented access to some of the world’s leading creators and performers.
Nederlands Dans Theater is recognized as one of the most prolific and creative contemporary dance companies in the world. It consists of two multinational companies: NDT 1 and NDT 2. The latter prepares sixteen classically trained dancers (between the ages of 17 and 23) for the highest possible level, during a three-year trajectory. NDT 1 consists of 28 dancers (varying in age between 24 and 38 years old), each one excelling in their solo qualities and renowned for their versatility, astonishing technique and virtuosic expression. Under artistic guidance of Artistic Director Paul Lightfoot and Artistic Advisor Sol León and based in The Hague, NDT dancers perform for over 115,000 visitors annually in Europe, USA, Asia and Australia. The multi-national company showcases multiple art forms alongside their stunning choreography, including visual art, music composition and innovative light and set designs.
Since inception in 1959, NDT has built a rich repertoire of over 600 works by master choreographers such as Jiří Kylián and Hans van Manen, León and Lightfoot, associate choreographers Pite and Goecke, and high-profile guests such asOhad Naharin, Nacho Duato, William Forsythe, Johan Inger, Glen Tetley, Gabriela Carrizo, Franck Chartier, Edward Clug, Hofesh Shechter, Alexander Ekman, and Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar.