NEW YORK CITY CENTER presents Nederlands Dans Theater, one of the world’s leading contemporary dance companies, from March 4 through 7. Renowned for their versatility and virtuosic technique, the Dutch troupe has built a repertoire of over 650 ballets by master choreographers such as Jiří Kylián, Hans van Manen, renowned house choreographers Sol León & Paul Lightfoot, associate choreographers Crystal Pite and Marco Goecke, and high-profiled guests such as Johan Inger, Medhi Walerski, Alexander Ekman, Gabriela Carrizo, Franck Chartier, Hofesh Shechter, Edward Clug, and Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar.
The missing door (US Premiere)
Choreography by Gabriela Carrizo
In the last minutes of life—which take place in the twilight zone between life and death—a dying man anxiously tries to find a way through the intricate maze of his thoughts in this daring and at times violent work.
Walk the Demon (US Premiere)
Choreography by Marco Goecke
Walk the Demon builds upon a body of work which exhibits his signature movement vocabulary. Like his other pieces, Walk the Demon features a range of musical styles from string quartets to Antony and the Johnsons’ “The Lake” combined with the dancers’ own acoustic voices—screeching, roaring, cursing—to make them appear less abstract and human.
Shut Eye (US Premiere)
Choreography by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot
Shut Eye conjures a darkly mysterious world whose inhabitants engage in ambiguous interactions both tender and detached. At once lyrical and athletic in their execution, the eight performers approach the work with their customarily compelling individuality, commitment, and control.