Johan Inger - ONE ON ONE
Nederlands Dans Theater 2
4 Impromptus, Op.90, D.899: No.1 in C minor
Allegro molto moderato Piano Sonata No.21 in B flat, D960: II. Andante sostenuto
assistant to the choreographer
Bregje van Balen
6 dancers, 1 pianist
19 March 2015,
The Hague (NL)
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One on One (2015) centralizes the dance between two people and investigates the progression of duets and the evolutionary stages in the relationships they portray. These stages can include the exploration and sensing of two bodies, their meeting and touching when coming together or the collapse that occurs through the small cracks in their uniformity.
Inger chose to make the piece on Franz Schubert’s Impromptus and 21st Sonata. These tender scores were written during the composer’s final years of his life, and count as one of his last major compositions for the piano. Schubert was ostensibly incapable of maintaining a romantic relationship, something he pursued until the day he died. For Inger, this longing is inherent to the composer’s music and symbolizes the prevalent desire in this ballet. Johan Inger's new creation wille be accompanied by pianist Sepp Grotenhuis, from Het Balletorkest (except the performance in Tiel).
2015 // 20 December - Alkmaar (NL) / 18 December - Groningen / 16 December - Nijmegen (NL) / 13 and 14 December - Amsterdam (NL) / 11 December - Gouda (NL) / 10 December - Arnhem (NL) / 3 December - Leeuwarden (NL) / 1 December - Heerlen (NL) / 27 November - Enschede (NL) / 25 November - Tiel (NL) / 24 November - Eindhoven (NL) / 13 November - Amstelveen (NL) / 11 November - Den Bosch (NL) / 6, 7, 8 November - Den Haag (NL) / 29, 30, 31 October - Den Haag (NL)