NDT presents RAW ARE THE ROOTS on tour

11th May – 6th June.

Premieres on 11th May at Amare in The Hague.

The full-length programme comprises two world premieres by internationally acclaimed artists -German choreographer Felix Landerer and Israeli duo Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar.

Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar have led their company L-E-V since 2013 and also work for top international companies. For NDT, they created the world premieres Sara, Bedroom Folk, Feelings and Salt Womb, which was awarded the Swan for best dance production in 2016. After seven years, NDT is delighted to present their new work Jakie, and to once again collaborate with the duo who continue to create international furore with energetic and powerful, sensual and vulnerable choreographies. Eyal & Behar captivate their audience with a self-created dance language, a world that defies all preconceived notions about movement and the expression of the body. Eyal: “Forme, dance is primitive. It is about joy. When I have an idea, it feels simultaneously as if it was always there and as if it was never there. Each work is a continuation of the previous one and allows me to go deeper and deeper.”

Felix Landerer has created works for various companies in Europe and the United States. With his company Landerer & Co., he received the 2017 Stadtkultur preis Hannover for outstanding civic engagement in art and culture. For NDT 2, the German choreographer created The Whys and Wherefores Are Elusive. His new work, I Contain Multitudes, inspired by Walt Whitman’s poem Song of Myself (1855), marks Landerer’s debut with NDT 1. “With his engaging and original way of carving movement out of the human body, Landerer is a name to keep an eye on,” Dance Europe wrote back in 2012. Ten years later, he continues to be praised for his virtuosic, organic movement language and poetic compositions. Landerer: “It starts with a sense of creative freedom. That becomes more rational once the brain starts looking for dramaturgical clarity to frame everything.”

Photo by and © Rahi Rezvani