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Nederlands Dans Theater
With more than 70 performances worldwide – from Madrid to Melbourne, New York to Hong Kong, Stuttgart to Singapore - NDT shares its artistry as well as talent development programs with people around the world. Performing breath-taking choreographies at international festivals such as Jacobs Pillow - USA, Movimentos Wolfsburg - Germany and Edinburgh International Festival – England and in cultural capitals across the globe while at the same time providing students the opportunity to unlock their creative potential through specialized master classes and outreach programs.
Innovation and Creativity
If anything, NDT is known for shifting the boundaries of contemporary dance by working in a spectrum of creativity. The company’s repertoire is colorful and inexhaustible in both its talent and innovation that is often rooted in the principles of classical ballet. With eight to ten world premieres per season NDT is in the center of innovation. NDT is one of few production houses globally that offers the stage and the opportunity to many external choreographers to create work with a virtuoso dance company. It is therefore not surprising that international, award-winning Crystal Pite, Hofesh Shechter as well as Marco Goecke are regular guests at NDT next to Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, Alexander Ekman and Gabriella Carrizo & Franck Chartier among others. Their presence leads to creative cross-pollination of world class and unforgettable ballets.
NDT breathes talent. Therefore the company takes her role as facilitator of emerging choreographers seriously. (Former) Dancers of the company with an exceptional choreographic talent are given the chance to create with the dancers of NDT and make their debut as a choreographer in the regular season’s programme.
Medhi Walerski created Mammatus in 2008 for NDT 2, his latest creation SOON for NDT 1 premiered in 2017.
Freestyler Phillip Chbeeb, strongly connected to Hip Hop premiered his first piece with NDT 2, The reunion of I, November 15, 2018.
Marne and Imre van Opstal made their first creation with NDT 2 dancers in 2017 called The Grey. Their second creation is the first time they will work with NDT 1 and premieres March 21, 2019.
NDT Friends, Fonds NDT participants and Global Friends help us fulfil our goals and invest in new creations and talent projects which are at the core of Nederlands Dans Theater.
NDT has many close partnerships with corporates who share our values. Next to that several foundations support our education projects, new creations from emerging dance makers and the disclosure of NDT’s Heritage.
More information on how to support NDT can be found here: https://www.ndt.nl/en/support.html