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Nederlands Dans Theater



Nederlands Dans Theater
UNITED STATES
NEW YORK  •  The Joyce Theater  •  Ongoing
 
 
Nederlands Dans Theater performs an evening of two pieces created by co-choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot. Intimately connected, each explores the nature of love. Set to  Beethoven works – Piano Concertos Nos. 3 and 4 and to excerpts from Symphony No. 5 — Sehnsucht (translated as "yearning") begins with two dancers hovering in a cube-like room. At various times, the room spins, turning the side walls into the ceiling and floor, and then the other way around. This spinning room, with the man and woman trapped inside it, serves as a metaphor for an intense love that is both intimate and claustrophic. As more dancers take the stage, this metaphor is extended throughout the piece. The evening concludes with Schmetterling (translated as "butterfly"). A perfect companion piece to Sehnsucht, this work also examines the nature of love, this time perhaps in its most basic form —that between mother and child. Set to the cynical love songs by indie pop group Magnetic Fields and British composer Max Richter, Schmetterling replaces the melancholy of Sehnsucht with a sly, somewhat humorous take on love.

The Joyce Theater Website



Detailed schedule information:
Mon-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm

Contact: The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue (at the corner of 19th Street)
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 242 08 00

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