Past Event29 Jun - 2 Jul 2016

Nederlands Dans Theater

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The Civic


One of the world’s leading contemporary dance companies, Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) comes to New Zealand for the first time with an exclusive Auckland season.

Under the expert artistic guidance of house choreographer Paul Lightfoot, NDT consists of 27 phenomenal dancers from across the globe, each one renowned for their versatility, astonishing technique and virtuosic expression.

A sublime performance... the choreography included full-bodied balletic-modern phrases that showed off the company’s impressive technique.

- The New Yorker

Nederlands Dans Theater Programme

  • Safe as Houses (33 mins) by Sol Leon & Paul Lightfoot
    • 20 minute intermission
  • Woke up Blind (15 mins) by Marco Goecke
    • 5 minute change over (please remain seated)
  • The Statement (19 mins) by Crystal Pite
    • 20 minute intermission
  • Stop-Motion (34 mins) by Sol Leon & Paul Lightfoot

Programme subject to change

Woke up Blind and The Statement premiered on 4 February 2016, The Hague. The Auckland season will be the first time that these works will be performed outside of The Netherlands.

For more details, view NDT Auckland programme

Watch the trailer

Video credit: Harmen Straatman

FREE NDT Pre-show Q&A

Thursday 30 June, 6.30pm to 7pm

Taj Mahal Room, The Civic

The Q&A will give you the chance to understand how the talented dancers of NDT work with their choreographers and rehearsal directors.

This special occasion will give you an exclusive insight into the creative process behind NDT. During the Q&A, you will meet members of NDT’s artistic team and dancers. This is the perfect interactive opportunity to learn more about the companies’ vision and repertoire.

If you see only one live performance this year… NDT is the one to see
The New York Times

All photographs: Rahi Rezvani



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