Feature Category: Nederlands Dans Theater 2 – 2012

Sol Leon

Profile: Sol León (Córdoba, Spain) finished her dance training at the National Ballet Academy of Madrid and came to The Hague in 1987 to dance with Nederlands Dans Theater 2, under Arlette van Boven. In 1989 she joined Nederlands Dans … Read more

Paul Lightfoot

Profile: Paul Lightfoot (Kingsley, England) trained at the Royal Ballet School in Londen. In 1985 he joined Nederlands Dans Theater 2 and two years later the dancer moved on to Nederlands Dans Theater I, where he was vital to the … Read more

Jiří Kylián

Profile: Jiří Kylián (Czechoslovakia, 1947) started his dance career at the age of nine, at the School of the National Ballet in Prague. In 1962 he was accepted as a student at the Prague Conservatory. He left Prague when he … Read more

Hans van Manen

Profile: Hans van Manen started his career with Sonia Gaskell’s Ballet Recital in 1951. In 1952, he joined the Nederlandse Opera Ballet, where he choreographed his first ballet Feestgericht in 1957. After this, he joined Roland Petit’s company in Paris. … Read more

Q and As with the dancers from Nederlands Dans Theater 2

Chuck Jones Where are you happiest? I’m the most happy when surrounded by friends & family What do you miss most when you’re on tour? I do sometimes miss the comforts of my own home but I find travelling a … Read more

NDT2: Trip to Den Haag by Catherine Bell

Photos Clockwise from Top Left (by Paul Hindle): The Theatre, during the Tour, through a studio door, inside the theatre, dressing rooms, Studio. On an early, grey October morning some members of the Dance Consortium hopped on a plane in … Read more

Grabbing time with Gerald Tibbs from Nederlands Dans Theater 2

Donald Hutera spent nearly a full day in The Hague meeting artists and administrators of Nederlands Dans Theater, seeing a new triple-bill by NDT2 and sitting in on a class the following day. Gerald Tibbs, the Executive Artistic Director of … Read more

Special Pressures: Dancing at NDT2

Donald Hutera found time to talk to a couple of dancers from NDT2, Sarah Reynolds and Roger van de Poel, about life with NDT2 and future aspirations. After class the dancers spill out and drift into NDT’s long, airy ‘green … Read more

Donald Hutera talks with Gerald Tibbs from Nederlands Dans Theater 2

It is mid-November 2004 in The Hague. Gerald Tibbs, artistic director of NDT2, has agreed to be pinned down in his office for a quick interview. The man is in a bit of a rush, because soon he needs to … Read more

Donald Hutera in The Hague with Nederlands Dans Theater 2

The Premiere That evening the Lucent Danstheater is, in typical first-night fashion, packed out with an appreciative audience of colleagues, friends and company supporters alongside the general public. There’s also a group, about three dozen strong and all connected to … Read more