“I New Then,” “Shutters Shut,” “Sara,” “Schubert,” “Some Other Time”
Nederlands Dans Theater 2
July 10, 2015
by Martha Sherman
copyright © 2015 by Martha Sherman
It’s hard to argue with the youth and ebullience that form the irreplaceable core of Nederlands Dans Theater 2. The pieces choreo- graphed specifically for this group exploited their particular skills as well as the quality of their energy. The artistic director of NDT2, Paul Lightfoot, and artistic advisor, Sol León, choreographed three of the five works shown; they know their charges and showed them at their best. At the heart of the choreography is simple, crisp movement combined in unusual, rigorous ways. It turns out, that's enough.
Xanthe van Opstal and Clément Haenen in "Some Other Time." Photo © Christopher Duggan.