NDT 2 - Sudden and Suspended
Sudden and Suspended captures three distinct choreographic voices. The program presents a world premiere by NDT guest choreographer Edward Clug, engages in a new relationship with Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond who will present a world premiere, and restages Johan Inger’s critically acclaimed IMPASSE.
Clug created his first work for NDT in 2015, mutual comfort, that led to rave reviews and thus marked his breakthrough in the Netherlands. In all his works, the choreographer Edward Clug (Romania) displays a poetic and dynamic nature to his choreographic language with a strong contrast in detail that creates refined, intimate and sensual movements. Clug’s premiere for Sudden and Suspended will be his fifth commission with NDT, establishing him as recurring and welcoming guest choreographer with the company.
The choreography of Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond (Canada) can be described as cinematic, and gravity defying and pushes the traditional aesthetics and forms of dance through research, experimentation and rigorous free play. Their work has toured globally and together the choreographers have created for companies worldwide. In 2007 Tregarthen and Raymond founded their own dance company Out Innerspace, that creates works that value the body and human experience as unlimited resources for discovery and meaning. For Sudden and Suspended they have been invited to create their first piece with the dancers of NDT 2.
The choreography by Johan Inger (Sweden) often underscores a powerful and passionate vocabulary that folds into playful and lyrical passages that create a kinesthetic connection. As a former member of NDT he created his first work for the company in 1995, and held the position of associate choreographer between 2009 and 2015. Inger creates for companies around the world.
For Sudden and Suspended the NDT 2 dancers revisit IMPASSE from 2020. The work questions the ability to collectively interrogate the world, and to find the capacity to reimagine it. Fluid movements and strong rhythms are translated through moments of hysterical comic relief and manic isolation that demand an increasing sense of urgency.