Cultural

Nederlands Dans Theater
Megaron Mousikis |

Nederlands Dans Theater originated in 1959 when 22 people broke free from the Nederlands Ballet. These rebels were impassioned by dance and the desire to give it a style all their own. Under the direction of Carel Birnie and Benjamin Harkarvy they steadily built a different repertoire of modern dance. Fifty years later Nederlands Dans Theater has become one of the leading dance companies in the world. A rich repertoire has been built up with works from master choreographers Jiří Kylián and Hans van Manen, as well as from resident choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, associate choreographers Crystal Pite and Johan Inger and many other guest choreographers like Ohad Naharin, Nacho Duato and William Forsythe. Under the direction of artistic director Jim Vincent, Nederlands Dans Theater attracts full houses world-wide.

Through the years, but particularly in its hey-day under former artistic director Jiří Kylián, Nederlands Dans Theater has done pioneering work in contemporary dance. Ballets originally made for Nederlands Dans Theater are still danced all over the world. Numerous dancers and choreographers that once started with the company have set up their own dance companies world-wide. This is how Nederlands Dans Theater’s influence spreads further and further.

While cherishing what has been built up, Nederlands Dans Theater looks to the future. Jim Vincent wants to strengthen the connection between dance and society, which he does by programming in such a way that the performance becomes a complete experience for the public. Besides, it is important to Vincent to expose dance to influences from other art disciplines, to break new ground together.

text and photo taken from the official NDT web site (the videos of their work, are amazing)

18,19,20,21/05, 21:00h

Megaron mousikis, Vas. Sofias & Kokkali str

metro station: megaron mousikis

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