January 2013 saw the premiere of this joint program of Korzo and the Nederlands Dans Theater at the CaDance festival. The production went on to four sell-out performances. Up & Coming Choreographers returns in June, with another chance to see the star dancers of the NDT 2 in Trigger-Happy by Joeri Dubbe, and Doze by Jiří Pokorný. In addition, choreographers Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar will present their beautiful creation Sara, that received very positive reviews after the premiere in April in Programme B by NDT 2.
Trigger-Happy - Joeri Dubbe
Joeri is fascinated by the global developments and the effects they have on humanity and our lives. For Trigger-Happy he was inspired by the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. In this piece Joeri deals with the development of human emotions. Sorrow, love, tenderness and terrible jealousy. Sometimes we are overcome by our emotions but usually our mind dominates. How will this be in the future? Will human emotions still have a place in our society? Or will we be led by ratio?
Since Joeri Dubbe has been able to focus exclusively on his career as a freelance choreographer in the care of Korzo, he has become a familiar face in the dance scene. His work appeared at events such as the Shanghai World Expo and was awarded the Prijs Nederlandse Dansdagen 2011 and the BNG New Theatre Makers Prize 2012.
Doze - Jiří Pokorný
Hazy stories of our dreams, and our desires in the alertness of a daily life creates a world of constant balancing between these two different states of being. In Doze Jiří shows a world that balances on the edge of sleep. We are not completely immersed in the depths of our sleep, and at the same time situated in some kind of vacuumed space full of surprises. As we drift, we are dozing and yet close to rousing.
Jiří Pokorný, dancer with Kidd Pivot in Frankfurt and choreographer, is in the early stages of his new career as a dance maker. His unique talent was noticed during his dancing career with the NDT where he displayed a personal style as a dancer, and drew attention at Switch (the NDT’s choreography workshop) and the Summer Intensive (the NDT’s summer school). More than sufficient reason to invite him for Up & Coming Choreographers.
Sara - Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar
Sara is the latest work by the Israeli creators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar and has been composed for NDT 2 especially. The choreography is created simultaneously with the composition of Ori Lichtik, and revolves around memories, dreams, emotions, inspiration, loneliness, sorrow, caring and sharing, about life... The mysterious dream world originates fully from the creators’ feelings and intuitions.
Sharon Eyal danced with Batsheva Dance Company from 1990 until 2008 and began choreographing within the framework of the company's Batsheva Dancers Create project. Her talent was quickly recognised, and since then she has created many works for the company, where she was also house choreographer. She has been awarded many prestigious awards. Since 2005 she has worked together with Gai Behar who has his roots in the modern Israeli music scene. This is the first time that Eyal and Behar have created new work for NDT.