The beauty of it all
The beauty of it all strikes the ultimate balance between honoring NDT's legacy and its rich repertoire, while creating space for new artistic voices that provide the company with surprising perspectives. NDT 2 performs 27’52” (2002) by Jiří Kylián and celebrates the 25th anniversary of Minus 16 by Ohad Naharin, created for NDT 2 in 1999. A new face to the company, Maxine Doyle, will create a world premiere for this programme.
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In Gesprek Fri, April 5
The beauty of it all
Jiří Kylián created 27’52” for NDT 2 in 2002, a work that takes the audience along for a game of seeking and being sought, of holding and being held, pushing and pulling. A game in which the dancer must ultimately exit the stage solo. The title refers to both the length of the work, 27 minutes and 52 seconds, as well as the date of birth of former NDT-dancer and NDT 2’s artistic leader Gerald Tibbs. 27’52” was developed through a unique collaboration with composer Dirk Haubrich. On the work, Jiří Kylián says: "27’52” is a work concerned with at least four elements: time, speed, love, and constant changes. […] Every split of a second of our life is responsible for our aging, and every moment of our life represents some kind of change. To me this is a very reassuring and liberating thought. We don’t have to remain the same from our birth to our death. We have the ability to change."
Since 2002 Maxine Doyle has been director and choreographer for Punchdrunk, with whom she co-directed the multi-award-winning Sleep No More, The Drowned Man, The House Where Winter Lives, The Firebird Ball, Faust, and more. Doyle has created for various dance companies as well as for television and film. Her work combines an intense physicality with a focus on crafting characters and non-linear narratives.
The premiere that she will be presenting with NDT 2 marks Doyle’s debut with the company and will centre around a creative collaboration with composer and musician Cassie Kinoshi who will create an original score for the work.
NDT is excited to return Minus 16 by Ohad Naharin on the occasion of its 25th anniversary since its creation in 1999. The work incorporates music that ranges from Dean Martin to mambo, and from techno to traditional Israeli music and eliminates the barrier between its dancers and the audience in unpredictable ways. Ohad Naharin is the current house choreographer and former Artistic Director of the renowned Batsheva Dance Company. Naharin is also the creator of 'Gaga' – a distinct movement language that enables dancers to move past their usual limits, both within their work and beyond.