NDT 1 – Dreams 360
The last programme of season 2021-2022 presents an evening of world premieres by three distinct choreographic voices: Gabriela Carrizo, Crystal Pite and Roy Assaf, that all have influenced NDT’s canon through extensive contributions and haunting single moments.
Gabriela Carrizo (Argentina) blurs boundaries between dance and theatre in dramatically driven works that are imbedded in the exploration of the human experience. As a choreographer, she creates atmospheric, cinematic works that offer performers a space to emphasize the exploration of real –life situations, emotions and encounters. Together with Franck Chartier, Carrizo founded the Brussels-based collective Peeping Tom in 2000. In describing her work, she says: “I constantly try to look for new perspectives to make the parallel mental world visible; a world in which hyper individual fears, oppression, fantasies, and thought constructions of the characters and artists break into a regular social relationship.” Her world premiere for Dreams 360 will mark her second and long awaited new creation for NDT 1.
NDT associate choreographer Crystal Pite (Canada) is a highly demanded voice in dance. Pite’s riveting works depict the complexity and humanity of our generation with a distinctive tone that is rich with imagination and intelligence. In 2002, the choreographer and dancer founded Kidd Pivot whose name — part outlaw, part balletic technique — embodies her own balance of “recklessness and rigor”. As a choreographer, Pite is an image-maker that creates work of rare distinction and strikes a hybrid between dance and theatre. Through the virtuose poetry of her choreography, she is always able to seek a humanity and craft space and musicality in bold, rich scores. NDT is very excited to present another world premiere by Pite whose work speaks across borders and audiences around the world.
As a fresh voice in the world of dance, Roy Assaf (Israel) is one of the most sought-after emerging choreographic voices today. He completes Dreams 360 with a world premiere, which marks the choreographer’s debut with NDT.
Through intricate and poetic gestures, his choreographic signature is marked by the body ability to make choices in space, the sound environment in which they create those movements and consequently an ongoing exploration of the intelligence of the body.