Nederlands Dans Theater 1

Nederlands Dans Theater, under the artistic leadership of Paul Lightfoot, is one of the leading contemporary dance companies in the world. Through the years NDT has done pioneering work in contemporary dance, building up a rich repertoire of over 600 ballets, including masterpieces by Jiří Kylián and Hans van Manen, as well as the work of house choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot.

NDT's dancers are renowned for their virtuosity, astonishing technique and unparalleled expression. The company contributes to various art forms by involving visual art, music composition, and innovative light and set designs, all the while developing new talent. At NDT’s home base in The Hague (The Netherlands), all this comes together daily in surroundings that are regarded as a breeding ground, constantly moving ahead to let the future of dance take shape.

Program and artists subject to change.
This program is intended for mature audiences and
there is partial perceived nudity.

Program includes:

Shoot the Moon

Choreography: Sol León / Paul Lightfoot
Premiere: 27 April 2006, Lucent Danstheater, The Hague

Philip Glass  (1937 -    )

From:  Tirol Concerto  for Piano and Orchestra [2000]

Movement II

CD Info:

Dennis Russell Davies performs Philip Glass
Tirol Concerto”  for Piano and Orchestra
Selections from “Passages”(Philip Glass & Ravi Shankar)
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Dennis Russell Davies (Piano and Conductor)
Track 2: Movement II  (16’30”)
Orange Mountain Music OMM 0011   [2004]


Same Difference

Choreography: Sol León / Paul Lightfoot
Premiere: 8 November 2007, Grand Théâtre de la Ville, Luxembourg
In Holland: 14 November 2007, Lucent Danstheater, The Hague

Philip Glass  (1937 -    )

From Symphony Nr. 3   [1995]

Movement III

from String Quartet Nr. 5   [1991]

Movement IV

CD Info:

Philip Glass: Symphony Nr. 3
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Dennis Russell Davies (conductor)
Nonesuch 7559-79581-2

Philip Glass: String Quartets
Kronos Quartet
Nonesuch 7559-79356-2


Medhi Walerski and composer Joby Talbot met in Los Angeles in 2011 and after their initial encounter, continued to feed each other inspiration, reflecting on Stravinsky´s Le Sacre du Printemps. Chamber takes its inspiration from the rituals surrounding the celebration of spring.Looking for a way to shape the hurried pace at which our world is moving, the choreographer created a ritualistic, almost pagan celebration, in which he goes in search for a balance between chaos and order and the collective and the individual nature of the human being. Talbot composed the music especially for this piece

They are the world’s most magnificent dancers: a retina-shredding spectacle of passion and power.

If you see only one live performance this year… Nederlands Dans Theater is the one to see.