Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) will stage the UK premiere of a trio of works at Sadler’s Wells this April.
Running from Wednesday 19 – Saturday 22 April, the three pieces span continents and contemporary, global issues.
Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite and British theatre maker and Artistic Director of Complicité Simon McBurney, reflect on their fears and cautious hopes for the age we are living in. In an extract from their new four-year collaboration, Figures in Extinction [1.0], these world-renowned artists work together, drawing from materials such as the sound of icecaps melting, tree roots growing, and the protests of climate change deniers.
World-renowned choreographer Jiří Kylián (Czechoslovakia, 1947) was Artistic Director of Nederlands Dans Theater for nearly a quarter century. Gods and Dogs is the 75th choreography Kylián created. It is ‘an unfinished work’, referring to Kylián’s fascination for the beauty of what is left incomplete in life, and visualizes the line between normality and abnormality.
Argentinian choreographer and Peeping Tom co-Artistic Director Gabriela Carrizo combines contemporary dance with acrobatics and slapstick in La Ruta. On a dark, fog-shrouded stage, a street is at once a motorway, a lonely village lane and a forest path. Space and time are suspended, and it is up to the audience to create their own connections. With her experimental style, Carrizo takes us into a parallel dream world open to interpretation.
Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT)
Gabriela Carrizo / Jiří Kylián / Crystal Pite & Simon McBurney
Sadler’s Wells Theatre, EC1R 4TN
Wednesday 19 – Saturday 22 April 2023
Tickets: £15 – £65