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Four U.S. Premieres By Sol León & Paul Lightfoot, Crystal Pite and Marco Goecke

Four U.S. Premieres By Sol León & Paul Lightfoot, Crystal Pite and Marco Goecke


Nederlands Dans Theater


New York City Center
131 W. 55th Street


Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 8:00pm
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 8:00pm



Nederlands Dans Theater

Nederlands Dans Theater returns to New York with a 2016 season that includes four U.S. premieres by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, Crystal Pite, and Marco Goecke, running November 16 – 19, 2016 at New York City Center.  Nederlands Dans Theater, under the Artistic Direction of choreographer Paul Lightfoot, is recognized as one of the world’s most prolific and creative contemporary dance companies.  

The season features the U.S. premieres of Safe as Houses (2001) and Stop-Motion (2014) choreographed by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot; The Statement (2016), choreographed by Crystal Pite; and Woke up Blind (2016), choreographed by  Marco Goecke.

“Nederlands Dans Theater has a strong connection and history to New York City, and we are thrilled to introduce these four pieces to American audiences,” said Paul Lightfoot. These dances feature the finest dancers working in the Netherlands today, and will highlight NDT’s diverse and acclaimed repertoire.” 


About the Performances:

Safe as Houses (2001), choreographed by house choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot to secular music by Johann Sebastian Bach, was inspired by the ancient Chinese book of I Ching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCf8oMwauWY&feature=youtu.be

Stop-Motion (2014), choreographed by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot  to music by Max Richter, features seven dancers depicting  a process of farewell and transformation, reinforced by large screens that show delayed video projections,  which include their daughter Saura.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz_k7BEZY2I&feature=youtu.be

Woke up Blind (2016), choreographed by NDT’s Associate Choreographer Marco Goecke, was inspired by two love songs by American singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley, who died tragically and young. Two female and five male dancers are drawn into an acoustic world that contrasts with Buckley’s vocal power and his frenetic guitar sounds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr8yuY6QXiA&feature=youtu.be

The Statement (2016), choreographed by Crystal Pite, on a new composition by Owen Belton with spoken  text by playwright Jonathan Young,  takes a contemporary world view of power, conflict and morality.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rragD1P34NA

Nederlands Dans Theater will present four performances at New York City Center: Wednesday, November 16 at 8 pm, Thursday, November 17 at 8 pm, Friday, November 18 at 8 pm, Saturday, November 19 at 8 pm. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased, after August 1, online at www.NYCityCenter.org, by calling CityTix® at (212) 581-1212, or at the City Center Box Office at 131 W. 55th St. (between 6th & 7th Aves). For more information, please visit www.NYCityCenter.org


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