Dutch National Opera & Ballet present

Nederlands Dans Theater Everything is new

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02 Jun 12:00

New and existing work

Everything is new

The NDT 1 program Everything is New combines several artistic voices. Israeli choreographer Roy Assaf is creating a world premiere for this program. His specific and distinct dance language contrasts sharply with the second work here presented: Marco Goecke's acclaimed piece Walk the DemonEverything is New is completed with another world premiere by the Belgian-French choreographer Damien Jalet. As Assaf, a new face to the company.

Marco Goecke: Walk the Demon

"I think it is dramatic and big, but at the same time reflective and intimate," says Marco Goecke about Walk the Demon which premiered in The Hague in 2018. The choreographer allows the NDT 1 dancers to use their own voice in addition to their bodies; howling, roaring, swearing, sometimes whispering. The title of the programme is taken from a song by the band Antony and the Johnsons, which Goecke uses in Walk the Demon. 
In 2013 Marco Goecke (Germany) joined NDT as an associate choreographer. For the company he created, among others, Thin Skin (2015), Woke up Blind (2016), Wir sagen uns Dunkes (2017), Walk the Demon (2018) and Kunstkamer (2019). His Midnight Raga (2017) earned him the Zwaan for ‘most impressive dance production’. As of season 2019-2020 Goecke leads the ballet direction at State Opera Hannover.

Roy Assaf: world premiere

The Israeli Roy Assaf works as a freelance choreographer since 2010. Before that, he collaborated as both performer and choreographic assistant with Emanuel Gat from 2003 until 2009. Assaf is widely praised for his specific and outspoken dance language and received several awards. He created for, among others, Théâtre National de Chaillot, Jacob’s Pillow, The Royal Swedish Ballet and the Batsheva Dance Company. Assaf, a new face to the company, will create a world premiere for NDT 1 this season.

Damien Jalet: world premiere

The critically acclaimed works by Jalet are often visual stunning, kinetic and thought provoking. In May 2020, Jalet's debut creation for NDT 1 was canceled due to the corona crisis. In Everything is New, this world premiere finally becomes reality.
Choreographer Damien Jalet (Belgium) creates for companies worldwide, among which Les ballets C de la B, Paris Opera Ballet and Gothenburg Dance Company. In his works, Jalet interweaves dance with other arts such as visual art, theatre, fashion and music in a unique way. In 2018, Jalet worked as a choreographer for the movie Suspiria.



    Tue 04 Feb NRC - Walk the Demon

    ‘Mesmerized by the miracle of great dance’

    Mon 24 Feb Theaterkrant - Walk the Demon

    “Walk the Demon [is] a game [of] temptation and attack: the hand that caresses can at any moment become a claw,”


Marco Goecke
Roy Assaf
Roy Assaf