Scenic Route, the third programme by NDT 1, presents two works by house choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, showcasing the incredible artistic range by this choreographic duo and their dancers.
The evening consists of two halves, a world premiere and
Silent Screen (2005), that ref lect and juxtapose each other. For the new creation, long time collaborator Max Richter will compose a new piece. The second work,
Silent Screen, can be seen as the epitome of a transdisciplinary performance where dance, theatre, film and music effortlessly come together to melt into a painterly Gesamtkunstwerk. Here, León and Lightfoot’s other longtime creative partnership with Philip Glass is highlighted, who will turn 80 years old in 2017. With that,
Scenic Route acts as a nod of recognition to both these composers that have played an important role in León and Lightfoot’s careers from the beginning. The music will be performed live by Het Balletorkest in The Hague and Amsterdam.