Architecture of the Invisible

Architecture of the Invisible
08 Oct '24 to 10 Oct '24
Nederlands Dans Theater 1

Architecture of the Invisible contains the existing works Vanishing Twin (2008) and Clowns (2016) by choreographers Jiří Kylián and Hofesh Shechter and presents the work of choreographer Christos Papadopoulos, a new voice for Nederlands Dans Theater, in a world premiere. Christos Papadopoulos’ new work explores our subtle, everyday social connections, revealing the beauty within the most profound connections that often go unnoticed.

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Architecture of the Invisible


The Greek-born choreographer Christos Papadopoulos favours a minimalist and precise language of movement. Through small but intense physical gestures, Papadopoulos pays tribute to the power of the invisible, transporting the audience into a mysterious environment without a beginning or end.

Clowns (2016), Hofesh Shechter’s first creation for NDT, studies the complexity of being alive, of fighting for shared values, and the raw, human desire for liberation. This reprise once again lets us experience the energetic intensity of a choreography revolving around both darkness and light, as opposing but inextricably connected forces of life.
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The darkness and unpredictable rhythms of human life are at the centre of Jiří Kylián’s Vanishing Twin (2008). Inspired by the medical phenomenon of the same name, in which one foetus takes over the womb at the expense of its twin, the work symbolizes temporariness, suppressed emotions and the dark side we all share, but would rather not reveal.

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