Nederlands Dans Theater 2
Theatre Royal, Newcastle, and touring
Fact: NDT II consists of sixteen dancers between the age of 17 and 22, all of whom have completed classical ballet training. Opinion: they are far too young to be so talented and disciplined!
There were four pieces in the Newcastle programme, out of a tour repertoire of five: 27'52", choreographed by Jirí Kylián; Shutters Shut, by Paul Lightfoot and Sol León; Subject to Change, also by Lightfoot and León; and Minus 16, by Ohad Naharin. They are all different, although there are areas of commonality, and all really stretch the dancers.
Reviewer: Peter Lathan