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NDT2 - UK Tour 2005
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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sun Jun 05, 2005 3:53 am ]
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Hmm...not sure I'veever seen NDT on pointe. Headline writers grrr....

Dutch dance troupe prove their pointe
The experimental dance company NDT2 shows its maturity in a polished new programme, writes Mark Fisher for The Sunday Times

If sequels are never as good as the original, nobody told Nederlands Dans Theater. Just over a quarter of a century ago, the Hague-based company launched an offshoot, NDT2, as a training ground for younger dancers. The idea was to cultivate a pool of performers ready to feed into the main company when they matured.

But far from being a poor man’s version of the real thing, NDT2 flourished into a globally acclaimed company in its own right. Boasting 16 dancers between the ages of 17 and 22, the company combines the vigour of youth with the high choreographic standards for which the original ensemble is famed.

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Teenage kicks
By JACKIE MCGLONE for Scotland on Sunday

SIX O'CLOCK, says the body on the floor - a young man lies flat on his back, his right leg points north, his left leg south. You could use him instead of a spirit level next time you're tiling, because he is a perfect plumb-line. Surely he's made of rubber and elastic, rather than skin and bone, muscles and sinews.

But look around and you'll see several dozen similarly positioned men and women. Some are sitting up and effortlessly doing the splits, while others bend over backwards, turning their bodies into hoops and perfect concentric circles.

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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Fri Jun 10, 2005 4:04 am ]
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Dance: Nederlands Dans Theatre 2
by MARY BRENNAN for the Herald

They're young, gifted – and back, for another display of the talents that make NDT2 a hot ticket worldwide.

published:June 9, 2005


Nederlands Dans Theater 2 are back with premiere show
by MARTIN LENON for the The Scotsman

NEDERLANDS Dans Theater returns triumphantly to the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh tomorrow and Saturday to dazzle, enchant and mesmerise audiences once more.

published:09 Jun 2005

Author:  kurinuku [ Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:19 pm ]
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NDT2, Edinburgh Festival Theatre
by MARY BRENNAN for the Herald

NDT2's young dancers hail from a dozen different countries.

published:June 13 2005

Author:  kurinuku [ Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:26 pm ]
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by KELLY APTER for the Scotsman

THEORETICALLY, Nederlands Dans Theater 2 is no more than a training ground. Young dancers join NDT2 in the hope of eventually entering NDT1, arguably one of the world's finest modern dance companies.

published:Mon 13 Jun 2005

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Fri Jun 24, 2005 2:21 am ]
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Sleepless/Simple Things/Shutters Shut/Skew-Whiff
By John Highfield for The Stage

A welcome return for Nederlands Dans Theater 2, that excellent company which demonstrates with this lively and hugely entertaining programme that contemporary dance can be both accessible and fun.

The evening begins with Jiri Kylian’s Sleepless, a piece for six dancers, a remarkable blend of body parts, merging in and out of a wall - a clever piece of business - in an intriguing celebration of the human form.

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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Fri Jun 24, 2005 2:25 am ]
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NDT2 remains one of the most exciting dance companies in the world. Forget the "2", this is a major company in its own right. The combination of youth and brilliance is intoxicating and the reaction from a half-full Churchill Theatre certainly backed that up. Particularly satisfying was Lightfoot and Leon's "Postscript". More later

The Company is just finishing its UK tour - catch them if you can:


Dates Friday 24 June - Saturday 25 June 2005
Programme Sleepless (Jiri Kylian),
Simple Things (Hans van Manen),
Shutters Shut & Skew Whiff (Paul Lightfoot & Sol Leon)

Performance Times 8pm
Ticket Prices £11 - £21
Address The Peacocks, Woking GU21 1GQ
Box Office 01483 545900 (booking fee)
Onsale Date Now on sale
Pre/Post Show Events Friday 24 June, Post Show Talk with Artistic Director, Gerald Tibbs
Website & online booking

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