One Flat Thing, reproduced – William Forsythe. Dancers: Conner Bormann, Thalia Crymble; © Rahi Rezvani

Nederlands Dans Theater

Triple Bill

2024-03-27 20:00 2024-03-28 22:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Nederlands Dans Theater

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/33700

In-person event

PROGRAM:  The Point Being by Imre van Opstal & Marne van Opstal (30 minutes)
Intermission +/ 20 min
Jakie by Sharon Eyal &  Gai Behar (35 minutes)
Intermission +/ 20 min
One Flat Thing, reproduced by William Forsythe (15 minutes) Choreographers, performers, and movement directors—and siblings!—Imre and Marne van Opstal are a creative duo making their mark on the international dance scene....

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Southam Hall,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
March 27 - 28, 2024
8:00 pm EDT

March 2024

  1. Mar 27 2024
    Wednesday

    8:00pm

  2. Mar 28 2024
    Thursday

    8:00pm

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One Flat Thing, reproduced – William Forsythe. Dancers: Conner Bormann, Thalia Crymble; © Rahi Rezvani
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One Flat Thing, reproduced – William Forsythe. Artists NDT 1 © Rahi Rezvani
Jakie, Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar. Dancers: Anna Bekirova, Scott Fowler. © Rahi Rezvani
Jakie, Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar. Dancers: Anna Bekirova, Scott Fowler, artists NDT 1 © Rahi Rezvani
The Point Being, Imre van Opstal & Marne van Opstal  © Rahi Rezvani
The Point Being, Imre van Opstal & Marne van Opstal  © Rahi Rezvani
Dance Contemporary
“Defying all danger [in One Flat Thing, reproduced], [the dancers] lengthen the body lines of high-raised legs and horizontally sliding bodies with perilous jumps on and under the tables. The complex structure channels their hunted motor skills into a fountain of physical energy.” de Volkskrant
  • In-person event
  • ≈ 2 hours with intermissions · With intermission

PROGRAM: 

The Point Being by Imre van Opstal & Marne van Opstal (30 minutes)
Intermission +/ 20 min
Jakie
 by Sharon Eyal &  Gai Behar (35 minutes)
Intermission +/ 20 min
One Flat Thing, reproduced 
by William Forsythe (15 minutes)

Choreographers, performers, and movement directors—and siblings!—Imre and Marne van Opstal are a creative duo making their mark on the international dance scene. Each enjoyed a prominent career as a performer before they branched out to pursue their own creative projects focusing on an intersection with numerous artistic fields. With an impressive list of partnerships in the music, dance, fashion, and design worlds, Imre and Marne’s work knows no bounds. They are acclaimed for their highly theatrical, surrealistic, and multidisciplinary stage creations. Their new piece, set to premiere in September 2023, is a collaboration with the prestigious Studio DRIFT in Amsterdam, renowned for its ability to transform spaces and unite an audience in experiences that inspire a reconnection to nature.    

Jakie by Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar

Jakie deconstructs any preconceptions you may have of what a dance performance looks like. Bathed in diffuse light, clad in form-fitting white costumes, the 16 dancers on stage look like trembling creatures balancing on their toes. A few dancers detach themselves from this curious, homogeneous group, and frenetic, fast-paced solos ensue, fuelled by the transcendent rhythms of DJ Ori Lichtik. As if drawn by a magnetic force, the dancers swiftly return to the ensemble as if seeking refuge at its centre. A contagious trance. 

NAC Dance audiences familiar with Sharon Eyal’s work will be thrilled to experience this new commission for NDT. Known for interweaving different elements of dance, Eyal has developed a distinctive style that delivers one of the dance world’s most innovative contemporary language forms. 

One Flat Thing, reproduced by William Forsythe  

Forsythe’s One Flat Thing, reproduced was inspired by British explorer Robert Falcon Scott’s expeditions to the South Pole in the early 1900s. But if you didn’t know that, you’d never guess it: Forsythe has completely removed the narrative element.  

Bright, crisp lighting, like a sunny day on the Antarctic ice. A set composed of 20 metal tables on a bare stage. Dancers moving at breakneck speed over, under, and through the narrow spaces between the tables, which are as hard and unforgiving as ice floes. The tables are never moved from their assigned places, instead becoming an obstacle course, a support system, a series of resting places and much more for the dancers. The choreography draws on the chain reaction of precise signals conveyed by the dancers, resulting in a complex and impressive visual experience.  

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video: Nederlands Dans Theater | NDT 1 Triple Bill / Programme Triple
Nederlands Dans Theater | NDT 1 Triple Bill / Programme Triple
video: One Flat Thing, reproduced - William Forsythe
One Flat Thing, reproduced - William Forsythe
video: Jakie - Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar
Jakie - Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar
© One Flat Thing, reproduced – William Forsythe. Interprètes: Conner Bormann, Thalia Crymble;
© One Flat Thing, reproduced – William Forsythe. Interprètes NDT 1
© Jakie, Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar. Interprètes: Anna Bekirova, Scott Fowler.
© Jakie, Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar. Interprètes: Anna Bekirova, Scott Fowler, artists NDT 1
© The Point Being, Imre van Opstal & Marne van Opstal 
© The Point Being, Imre van Opstal & Marne van Opstal 

Artists

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    Artistic Director Emily Molnar, C.M.
  • Choreography William Forsythe
  • Choreography Gai Behar
  • sharon-eyal.-photo-by-gigi-giannella-4-610x746-resized
    Choreography Sharon Eyal
  • marne-imre
    Choreography Imre van Opstal and Marne van Opstal
  • ONE FLAT THING, REPRODUCED Choreographer: William Forsythe
  • Music Thom Willems 
  • Costume Design Stephen Galloway 
  • World Premiere February 2, 2000, Ballet Frankfurt, Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt, Germany 
  • THE POINT BEING Choreographers : Imre van Opstal & Marne van Opstal in collaboration with DRIFT
  • Music New composition by Amos Ben-Tal @offprojects
  • Lights Tom Visser
  • Decors DRIFT
  • Costumes Imre van Opstal, Marne van Opstal in collaboration with the Nederlands Dans Theater costume atelier
  • Rehearsal Director Tamako Akiyama
  • World Premiere September 21, 2023, Amare The Hague
  • JAKIE Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar
  • Assistants to the choreographers Clyde E. Archer, Guido Dutilh, Leo Lerus
  • Music New composition by Ori Lichtik, including music by Ryuichi Sakamoto, performed by Alva Noto: The Revenant Main Theme, © New Regency Music Inc., Milan Records, Sony Music Publishing. Einstürzende Neubauten: GS1. Written by Blixa Bargeld. NU Unruh, Alexander Hacke, Jochen Arbeit, Rudolph Moser. Published by Freibank Musikverlage/CTM Publishing. Courtesy of POTOMAK.
  • Lights Alon Cohen
  • Decors Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar
  • Costumes Sharon Eyal in collaboration with NDT’s Costume Department
  • Rehearsal Director Francesca Caroti
  • World Premiere May 11, 2023, Amare The Hague