NDT1 presents SKIN OF THE MIND at The Amare, The Hague

23rd September – 9th October.

NDT 1 opens the 2021/2022 season with Skin of the Mind. The program consists of two works: an extended version of Bedroom Folk (picture above) by Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar and a world premiere by Alan Lucien Øyen. Tickets for Skin of the Mind, from 23rd September to 9th October in the new Amare complex in The Hague, are for sale via the website of Nederlands Dans Theater.

For top international company Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), the expression of the body forms the core of the work. The 2021-2022 season is therefore called The Poetic Body. The program brings together a diversity of ideas, cultures and approaches. The common denominator is pushing the boundaries of poetic, physical expression. In doing so, it focuses on new and diverse voices, with a particular focus on female choreographers such as Crystal Pite, Tiffany Tregarthen, Marina Mascarell and Sharon Eyal, and shows an ambitious penchant for new creations and artistic angles by Alan Lucien Øyen, Marcos Morau, Nadav Zelner and Roy Assaf. In addition, NDT deepens relationships with choreographers who have been associated with the company for a long time, such as William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Johan Inger, Gabriela Carrizo and Edward Clug. All performances take place in the brand new Amare on the Spuiplein in The Hague.

Skin of the Mind by NDT 1 presents a world premiere by Norwegian choreographer Alan Lucien Øyen, an exciting new voice within the company. Since 2013, Alan has been artist in residence at the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, where he is given the space and freedom for himself and his company winter guests to create groundbreaking performances. Whether it’s dance, theater or film, his worldwide acclaimed works have an emotional and dramatic drive. His choreographic language is complex and technically challenging. The works are based on real life experiences, using material from interactions with strangers, personal anecdotes and pop culture references.  The second creation in Skin of the Mind is the return of the critically acclaimed, exciting Bedroom Folk (2015) by Israeli choreographer duo Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar, an important work in NDT’s body of work presented in an expanded version with a larger cast. . From 2009, the innovative duo of the contemporary dance world created more than thirty new works for companies around the world, such as the Royal Swedish Ballet, GoteborgsOperans Danskompani, Carte Blanche Dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Staatstheater Mainz and their own company L-E-V. For NDT, Eyal & Behar – in addition to Bedroom Folk – created Salt Womb, FEELINGS and Sara.