NDT II in Jiří Kylián’s Sleepless, photo by Joris Jan Bos
In 1978, Nederlands Dans Theater II was established as a training ground for dancers between the ages of seventeen and twenty-two. Now recognized as an innovative ensemble, the company will perform at The Joyce Theater from April 9th to 12th in a program with works by Lightfoot León and Jiří Kylián. NDT II will present the New York premiere of Lightfoot León’s Sad Case, along with Said and Done and Shutters Shut, a fabulously quirky duet set to a poem read by Gertrude Stein (Shutters Shut was included in Morphoses’ fall season at City Center). The company will also perform the NY premiere of Kylián’s Sleepless, a work for six dancers set to music by Dirk Haubrich. In 2004, Kylián collaborated with filmmaker Hans Hulscher to create a film version of Sleepless that was shown at this year’s Dance on Camera Festival.
Nederlands Dans Theater II
Thursday, April 9th through Sunday, April 12th
The Joyce Theater
175 8th Avenue at 19th Street
Order tickets online or by calling 212.242.0800