About the Show

Nederlands Dans Theater is one of the world’s most celebrated dance companies, wowing audiences with its unique brand of breathtaking dance, awe-inspiring skill and passionate creativity.

Artistically directed by award-winning choreographer Paul Lightfoot, NDT2 presents 18 international dancers.

With a winning combination of fresh exuberance and astonishing athleticism, NDT2 promises to thrill and entertain, performing a vibrant mixed repertoire of work complemented by visual art, music composition, innovative lighting, set and costume designs.

Dance Consortium was nominated for a UK Theatre Award for Achievement in Dance for bringing the exceptional dancers of NDT2 to the UK.

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‘The dancers are young and sexy and the dancing is superlative’


Post-Show Q&A with company members on every opening night!

A triple bill from award-winning Artistic Director Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon, presents the UK premiere of Schubert, an emotionally charged ballet conveying a love story danced to Schubert’s String Quintet in C – Adagio. In contrast, vibrant Mexican mambo music drives their iconic work Sad Case and the UK premiere of Some Other Time explores the emotional and visceral dance language of Lightfoot and Leon’s unique choreographic style.

From multi-award-winning Swedish choreographer, Johan Inger’s fresh and optimistic I New Then sees 9 dancers propelled by songs from Van Morrison.

The UK premiere of Romanian choreographer, Edward Clug’s mutual comfort, highlights the dancers’ own individual stories with surprising moments of beauty and spontaneous irony.

Legendary Dutch choreographer Hans van Manen’s Solo delivers an athletic tour de force with an extraordinarily fast-paced ballet set to Bach’s violin Partita.

For the finale, Alexander Ekman’s Cacti bursts onto the stage with an uplifting and joyous party spirit that celebrates the youthful prowess of NDT2’s 18 dancers. “Pure pleasure” says the Guardian. “A clever and original crowd-pleaser” says The Telegraph.

Tour Dates 2016

Tour dates and programme are subject to change
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Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) is one of the world’s leading contemporary dance companies, under the artistic guidance of choreographer, Paul Lightfoot. NDT is based in The Hague, but performs on a yearly basis for an international audience worldwide in Europe, the USA, Asia and Australia. Since its foundation in 1959, this pioneering company has built a rich repertoire of over 600 ballets, by master choreographers Jirí Kylián and Hans van Manen, renowned house choreographers Sol León & Paul Lightfoot and associate choreographers Crystal Pite, Johan Inger, Alexander Ekman and Marco Goecke.

In 1978, NDT2 was founded, specifically focussing on talent development. NDT2 works with eighteen classically trained dancers from around the world for a three year period, preparing them for NDT1. Both companies are celebrated as two of the world’s most distinctive dance ensembles. NDT2’s varied repertoire consists of work by established choreographers as well as upcoming talents, such as Jirí Pokorný, Imre van Opstal and Marne van Opstal. One of the objectives of NDT2, is to acquaint the dancers with a lexicon of dance languages. Working together with young choreographers, NDT2 gives the dancers the opportunity to work across a range of styles and genres, in which technique is a means towards reaching their artistic core as rounded performers.