Megaron Athens Concert Hall | Nederlands Dans Theater… A Breathtaking Spectacle!!!!

Nederlads Dans Theatre at Megaron Athens Concert Hall

To be honest, I was not prepared for what I was about to see… Yesterday, me and my mother were invited by Eleni Papadimitriou, communications manager at Megaron and my new best friend, after our trip to the Dominican Republic to Megaron Athens Concert Hall  to see the Nederlands Dans Theater!!! One thing led to another and I did not check online what we were about to see even though I had promised my mother I would, which somehow turned to our advantage because we where completely blown away by … everything!!! The top modern dance company from the Netherlands was amazing… I was impressed by their skills, incomparable expressionism and lovely music!!!

Karinne Guizzo, Sol LŽon, Fionna Lummis and Cora Kroese in J“r’ Kyliˆn

After some online surfing, I found out that the Nederlands Dans Theater originated in 1959 when 22 people broke free from the Nederlands Ballet. These rebels were impassioned by dance and the desire to give it a style all their own. Under the direction of Carel Birnie and Benjamin Harkarvy, they steadily built up an alternative repertoire of modern dance.

Megaron Athens Concert Hall : Nederlands Dans Theater

Fifty years later, Nederlands Dans Theater has become one of the leading dance companies in the world. Its rich repertoire includes works by master choreographers Jiří Kylián and Hans van Manen, as well as by resident choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, associate choreographers Crystal Pite and Johan Inger and many other guest choreographers, like Ohad Naharin, Nacho Duato and William Forsythe. Under the direction of artistic director Jim Vincent, Nederlands Dans Theater attracts full houses world-wide.

Megaron Athens Concert Hall : Nederlands Dans Theater

This Magnetic Fields Song is playing in my mind!!!!

DANCE AT MEGARO

Megaron Athens Concert Hall : Nederlands Dans Theater
 As part of its collaboration with the Athens Concert Hall, the leading contemporary dance company from Holland will be presenting two new works choreographed by Paul Lightfoot and Sol León (2009 & 2010). This will be the first time the works have been staged here in Greece.

– «Sehnsucht»

Choreography by Paul Lightfoot & Sol León
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven*
Costume and Set designer: Sol León & Paul Lightfoot
Lighting designer: Tom Bevoort

*Piano Concerto Nr. 3, Symphony Nr. 5, Piano Concerto Nr. 4
Recording by Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Herbert von Karajan (Symphony Nr. 5) and conducted by Claudio Abbado (Piano Concertos Nr. 3 & 4); pianist Maurizio Pollini

– «Schmetterling»

Choreography by Sol León & Paul Lightfoot
Music:
The Magnetic Fields: Songs from the album 69 Love Songs
Max RichterEurope after the rainUntitled Figures  from the album Memoryhouse
and On the Nature of Daylight from the album Blue Notebooks
Set designer: Paul Lightfoot & Sol León
Costume designer: Joke Visser & Hermien Hollander
Lighting designer: Tom Bevoort

Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT I)
Artistic director: Paul Lightfoot

Megaron Athens Concert Hall : Nederlands Dans Theater

photos by Rahi Rezvani

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Nederlands Dans Theater is one of the most interesting spectacles in the world!!! Do not miss it !!!!!!

Have a lovely Day!!!

Megaron Athens Concert Hall   5,6,7,8 APRIL 2012 at 20:00

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