Danse Danse presents

Nederlands Dans Theater

Sehnsucht + In the Event + Stop-Motion

Nederlands Dans Theater returns to Montreal in force, after a twenty year absence, with a much anticipated show featuring its world renowned exceptional dancers. Artistic Director Paul Lightfoot in choreographic partnership with his long time accomplice and artistic advisor Sol León display their rich signature style developed in Sehnsucht and Stop Motion. Aesthetically very different, these two works deploy sophisticated choreography in an efficient, minimalist set design: an open cube suspended in mid-air for the first piece, and video projections on large screens for the second, with the lighting transforming the space as much as in In the Event by Crystal Pite. With its shadow play, slow motion movement, syncopated gestures and arrested motions, she offers here one of her most touching works. A dance of great beauty, rich in nuance and virtuosity. An event.

“The dancers of Nederlands Dans Theater showed just how wonderfully exhilarating contemporary dance can be.” − The Daily Telegraph, Sydney

Post-performance talk with the artists
Friday November 4, 2016

For more information and tickets: www.placedesarts.com
Special rates for ages 30 and under: available at the Place des Arts box office or at 514-842-2112 – 1-866-842-2112

Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) is one of the world’s leading contemporary dance companies, under artistic guidance of choreographer Paul Lightfoot. The Dutch troupe is based in The Hague, but performs for over 115 000 visitors in Europe as well as in the USA, Asia and Australia. Since its founding in 1959, this rebellious top company has built a rich repertoire of 600 works by master choreographers such as Jiří Kylián and Hans van Manen, renowned house choreographers Sol León & Paul Lightfoot, associate choreographers Crystal Pite, Johan Inger and Marco Goecke and high-profile guests such as Gabriela Carrizo, Hofesh Shechter and Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar.

The multi-national company consists of 28 phenomenal dancers from all over the world, varying in age between 24 and 41 years, each one of them excelling in their solo qualities. The dancers of NDT are renowned for their versatility, astonishing technique and virtuosic expression. The company contributes to various art forms along with choreography by involving visual art, music composition and innovative light and set designs, all the while developing new talent. At NDT’s home base all this comes together daily in surroundings that are regarded as a unique worldwide breeding ground, constantly moving ahead to let the future of dance take shape.

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