Sol León & Paul Lightfoot - SLEIGHT OF HAND

Nederlands Dans Theater 2

choreography

Sol León & Paul Lightfoot

 

music

Philip Glass: Symphony

No.2: Movement II

 

lighting design

Tom Bevoort

 

set and costume design

Sol León & Paul Lightfoot

 

This production has been made possible with the support of

Dance Consortium UK

 
duration

20 minutes

 

on stage

 8 dancers

 
world premiere

15 March 2007,

Lucent Danstheater,

The Hague (NL)

 

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In 2007, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot made the atmospheric ballet Sleight of Hand for eight dancers for the second company NDT 2. With this piece, the choreographers showed they were going in a new, more theatrical direction. Filled with mysterious drama in a play of light and dark, black cloth walls form the backdrop to two monumentally tall characters that immediately demand authority by their sheer height alone. The stage is ruled by groups pieces and duets, some coming from the pit as if from another world. Using the music of Philip Glass they feed off these hungry maturing spirits to create a dark world full of sinister characters and strange perspectives in time and space.

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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