Johan Inger - ONE ON ONE

Nederlands Dans Theater 2

choreography

Johan Inger

 

music

Franz Schubert:

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

Nancy Euverink

 

lighting design

Tom Visser

 

set design

Johan Inger

 

costume design

Bregje van Balen

 

duration

21 minutes

 

on stage

6 dancers, 1 pianist

 
world premiere

19 March 2015,

Lucent Danstheater,

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).

tour dates

 

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)

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