Nederlands Dans triple bill UK tour

Published: 15 October 2021
Reporter: Vera Liber

IMPASSE by Johan Inger Credit: Joris-Jan Bos

The 18 young dancers of NDT 2, the second company of Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), will be back in the UK for the first time since 2016 with a triple bill by Marco Goecke (Germany), Hans van Manen (The Netherlands) and Johan Inger (Sweden).

Goecke's fourth work for NDT 2, The Big Crying, is a personal piece about the fragility of life and love set to a series of songs by Tori Amos. Van Manen's quartet, Simple Things, created for NDT 2 in 2001, features in its score Haydn’s Piano Trio No 28 in E major as well as modern compositions for piano and accordion. Inger's 2020 piece for NDT 2, IMPASSE, to the music of French-Lebanese jazz trumpeter and composer Ibrahim Maalouf, celebrates the strength of togetherness over isolation in our world today.