Dutch National Opera & Ballet present

Schmetterling Nederlands Dans Theater 1

This show was to been seen in May 2020

Sol León en Paul Lightfoot / Damien Jalet

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Rounding of our anniversary season and Paul Lightfoot’s tenure as Artistic Director, NDT presents  Schmetterling. Just like a butterfly, this evening symbolizes the everlasting process of transformation; one of the most essential qualities of the house of NDT. Where previous programmes this season took us to the past and its undeniable influences on the present, Schmetterling aims to look forward and beyond.

The programme shows NDT’s Sol León & Paul Lightfoot’s work Schmetterling (2010). The pieces refers to the transience of existence and the way life and death constantly cross each other’s path and is set to the music of indie rock band Magnetic Fields and composer Max Richter. Next it presents a world premiere by the duo joined by a world premiere from Damien Jalet, a new creative face to the company. The critically acclaimed works by Belgo-French Jalet are often visual stunning, kinetic and thought provoking. This will be his choreographic debut with NDT.

WereldpremièreDamien Jalet
WereldpremièreSol León & Paul Lightfoot
Schmetterling Sol León & Paul Lightfoot