Nederlands Dans Theater’s DARE TO SAY by NDT2 goes online

Photo by Rahi Rezvani

6th – 8th November.

In continuation of their 2020-2021 season, Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) is very excited to present the second programme, performed by NDT 2. Dare to Say presents two world premieres by two distinctive makers. Alexander Ekman and Dimo Milev challenge the dancers of the second company in their new creations with different approaches to movement and choreography adapted to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19.

As a result of the strict COVID-19 measures, announced by the Dutch government during the recent press conference, they have decided to cancel the performances of Dare to Say on November 6, 7 and 8 in consultation with the Zuiderstrandtheater. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to reschedule the performances. The live streams on November 6, 7 and 8 will continue!

After his own dance career, former NDT 2 dancer Alexander Ekman (Sweden, 1984) decided to focus exclusively on choreography in which he portrays a clever and percussive approach to movement and a special gift for staging. Ekman often composes the music and develops the stage designs for his choreographies. His latest work for NDT, FIT, was created for NDT 2 in the 2018-2019 season.After a full and rich career with several companies including Compañía Nacional de Danza and working with choreographers by the likes of William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin and Hans van Manen, choreographer Dimo Milev (Bulgaria, 1976) has developed a very distinctive movement quality that flows organically and is often rooted in close intimacy. He previously worked with NDT 2 for Up & Coming Choreographers in 2019. For his piece for Dare to Say Milev will be collaborating with composer Miguelangel Clerc Parada. The work marks his first creation for NDT’s regular programming.

The evening will be accompanied live by musicians of the Dutch Ballet Orchestra.

Performances and live streams

The programs in the first part of the season (September to December 2020) have been adapted to the current measures around COVID-19. All rehearsals and performances are performed according to the set guidelines. We would like to welcome you back in the theatres, albeit in much smaller audience numbers than usual to guarantee the one and a half meter measure for everyone; and online in our digital theatre, via a live stream that you can watch in your own living room. For both options, it is by no means a diluted theatre experience. The dancers and support teams make every effort to make your visit to one of the performances in our theatres or online as special and inspiring as possible. After all, that is what you expect from us!