After the overwhelming success of Switch Streams’ first edition on April 16 the NDT dancers proudly present a second edition of the programme with no less than 14 new works created by 19 dancers of the company in their own homes. Just like the first edition, Switch Stream Vol.2 is a full evening performance on Zoom, that is broadcast live on the NDT Facebook page on Saturday May 2 at 8 PM (CET). We welcome the audience 10 minutes before to the show starts. The evening will be hosted by NDT 1 dancer Roger Van der Poel.
Initiator and NDT 1 dancer Paxton Ricketts: “Switch Streams is an initiative that was born out of a need. During this time of self-isolation, we missed the feeling of unity that comes with live performance, both as performers and as audience; experiencing an event along with countless others, all at the same time. We had a huge learning curve putting together the first Switch Streams. It was intense to figure out how to use all the tools necessary, and to organize ourselves from afar. The feeling of being alone, in your living room, then all of a sudden you are performing in front of thousands of people is bizarre. The space transforms without you meaning for it to. You are transported. Then when the piece ends, you don’t step offstage. The space simply transforms back into your living room, as if nothing happened. Switch Streams brings a unique sense of intimacy, that is hard to find elsewhere during this crisis. With a second edition we hope to present an even smoother, and more imaginative performance. Wherever they are, and whatever they are going through, we hope to transport people to our living rooms. To experience something together, if only for a few minutes.”
NDT 1 dancer and member of the Switch Streams Sebastian Kristensen Haynes: “Now the training wheels are off, and we are diving deeper. The dancers and choreographers are researching, and this time we are bringing out even more of our colleagues to join us along the journey. We hope that these moments during this time will help us to experience the uniting feelings of live performance once again.”
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