NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER
Nederlands Dans Theater returns to Montreal in force, after a twenty year absence, with a much anticipated show featuring its world renowned exceptional dancers. Artistic Director Paul Lightfoot in choreographic partnership with his long time accomplice and artistic advisor Sol León display their rich signature style developed in Sehnsucht and Stop Motion.
Aesthetically very different, these two works deploy sophisticated choreography in an efficient, minimalist set design: an open cube suspended in mid-air for the first piece, and video projections on large screens for the second, with the lighting transforming the space as much as in In the Event by Crystal Pite. With its shadow play, slow motion movement, syncopated gestures and arrested motions, she offers here one of her most touching works. A dance of great beauty, rich in nuance and virtuosity. An event.