SH BOOM!chor. Paul Lightfoot & Sol León - mutual comfort chor. Edward Clug- Solochor. Hans van Munen - Cactichor. Alexander Ekman
NDT 2, Cacti by Alexander Ekman. Photo (c) Rahi Rezvani
NDT 2, Solo by Hans van Manen. Photo (c) Joris-Jan Bos
NDT 2, mutual comfort by Edward Clug. Photo (c) Joris-Jan Bos
A night with the Dutch company Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (NDT 2) will give you a perfect opportunity to experience four totally different dance languages, four different pieces created by well known contemporary choreographers!
SH-BOOM!by Sol León & Paul Lightfoot
Combining a sense of humour with irony, SH-BOOM! expresses the way how people from different backgrounds conduct and relate to one another. The choreographers were inspired by Francisco de Goya’s satirical black & white sketches, the dark side (irony) and the light side (humour) are masterfully intertwined.
mutual comfortby Edward Clug
This piece is a series of meeting between duos and trios. It is detailed and sharply defined. Clug’s work leans towards emphasizing a personal experience that arises from the process of creation that is led by illuminating human contradictions, imparting surprising moments of beauty and spontaneous irony.
Soloby Hans van Manen
Hans van Manen created Solo for three NDT 2 dancers who portray a single man reexamining his place in the world. The high pace movements on Bach’s violin partita require an extraordinary timing, and can therefore only be performed by the dancers interchanging one another.
Cactiby Alexander Ekman
Alexander Ekman calls himself a ‘rhythm freak’. For this choreography he used Schubert’s classical music in a new arrangement. In addition, the dancers become the instruments for the orchestra. Ekman used all dancers to challenge the audience to reflect on the way in which art is perceived.
In 1978, Nederlands Dans Theater founded a second division to feed the main company with young talent. In the time span of three years, NDT 2 prepares sixteen classically trained dancers from around the world for NDT 1. NDT 2 has been seen in Kuopio Dance Festival at 2006.
Programme may be altered
Main photo NDT 2, Cacti by Alexander Ekman Photo (c) Rahi Rezvani
SH-BOOM! - mutual comfort - Solo - Cacti
Artistic director Paul Lightfoot
SH-BOOM! Choreography Paul Lightfoot, Sol León Music Livingston & David (The Mills Brothers): If I didn’t care, Stan Freberg / Stone / Liebert: John & Marsha (Stan Freberg) , Turner Layton & Clarence Johnstone: (Razaf-Denniker & Lawrence) S'posin' , Olavi Virta: Sininen Huvimaja (Blue Pavilion) , Arturo Cuartero: Nana a luisito [trad.], Livingston & David (The Mills Brothers): Sixty seconds got together , Sterck, Sexton & Turner (Vera Lynn): Auf wiederseh'n, Sweetheart , Keyes, Feaster, McRae & Edwards: SH-Boom  Lights Tom Bevoort Set and costume design Sol León & Paul Lightfoot Premiere 2000
mutual comfort Choreography Edward Clug Music Milko Lazar – PErpeTuumOVIA. Recording by Het Balletorkest. Piano 1: Patricia de la Vega Piano 2: Jeroen Bal Cello 1: Larissa Groeneveld Cello 2: Evelien Prakke Lights Tom Visser Set and costume design Edward Clug Prem 2015
Solo Choreography Hans Van Manen Music Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita no. 1 for violin in D minor Corrente and Double (presto) (BWV 1002) - violinist: Sigiswald Kuijken Set and costume design Keso Dekker Lights Joop Caboort Premiere 1997
Cacti Choreography Alexander Ekman Music Joseph Haydn: sonate no V “Sitio” from Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze, Hoboken XX, 1B; Ludwig van Beethoven: string quartet no. 9 in C, Opus 59, section from: Andante con moto quasi allegretto; Franz Schubert: Presto from stringquartet Der Tod und das Mädchen, arranged for orchestra by Andy Stein and for stringquartet by Gustav Mahler; Allegro by Joseph Haydn from string quartets Opus 9, no 6 in A major. String quartet recorded by Harmen Straatman: Tinta Smidt von Altenstadt (first violin), Saskia Viersen (second violin), David Marks (alto violin), Artur Trajko (cello) Lights Tom Visser Costume and set design Alexander Ekman Lyrics Spenser Theberge Premiere 2010