NDT 2 – The play between
The first NDT 2 program of the season The play between presents two new voices to Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) that are idiosyncratic storytellers in their own right who will both present two new world premieres. NDT is very excited to add their unique perspectives on dance to its roster of creators.
Marcos Morau (Spain) is a rising star in the European theatre and dance world. His imaginative work ambitiously melds dance, fashion, film, theatre and photography and is often influenced by art, historical references that he reinterprets and molds into a new landscape of visual and inventive narratives. Morau studied choreography at the Institut del Teatre Barcelona, movement research in New York and holds a master's degree in Dramaturgy. In partnership with other artists, Morau established the group La Veronal in 2005, which works within the disciplines of dance, film, literature and photography. Morau’s choreographic language tends to be saturated in a playful absurdism and theatricality that promote a new narrative language. For this programme, NDT is delighted to have Morau create a new work with the dancers of NDT 2.
Choreographer Nadav Zelner (Israel) is an independent dancer and choreographer, and a bold voice taking hold of the contemporary dance world. Zelner’s work is committed to pushing the expression of the body with a fresh and provocative perspective that incorporates a strong sense of design and theatricality. He was a member of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company and danced in various international projects. Zelner has created work for the Gauthier Dance company and the Batsheva Dance Company, among many others. His vocabulary is influenced by popular culture that leads to highly aesthetisized works that are often accompanied by unexpected musical choices. The play between marks Zelner’s debut with NDT.