"Sehnsucht" and "Schmetterling"
Nederlands Dans Theater
Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall
by Rita Felciano
copyright © Rita Felciano
The West Coast premiere of two recent works by Nederlands Dans Theater longtime in-house choreographers Paul Lightfoot, now artistic director, and Sol León, artistic advisor, left behind a profound unease, coupled with admiration. "Sehnsucht" was dedicated to the choreographers fathers;"Schmetterling", to one of the dancer's mothers. Both works were drenched with a sense of the absurd that ultimately fell flat despite the brilliance of these dancers.