Sol León & Paul Lightfoot - SOME OTHER TIME

Nederlands Dans Theater 2

choreography

Sol León & Paul Lightfoot

 

music

Max Richter: Thermodynamics; I was just thinking; Broken Symmetries for Y; When the northern lights / Jasper and Louise; A sudden Manhattan of the mind; This Picture of us. P.; Found song for P.; H thinks a journey; Lullaby from the Westcoast sleepers; So long Orpheus; Mercy (violin by Hilary Hahn & piano by Cory Smythe)

 

lighting design

Tom Bevoort

 

set and costume design

Sol León & Paul Lightfoot

 

duration

24 minutes

 

on stage

12 dancers

 
world premiere

4 November 2014,

Theater aan het Spui,

The Hague (NL)

 

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Some Other Time (2014) premiered at the anniversary performance 25 Years León & Lightfoot. A white floor and black decor pieces that seemingly float across the stage, highlight the refreshing and oppressive feeling that the dancers portray in this ballet. All dressed in black and with a wide variety of pas de deux and solos Some Other Time is an extraordinary exercise for the NDT2 dancers in the emotional dance language that is so characteristic for choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot.

 

"Sad Case so excellently represents the early work of Lightfoot and Leon. That jolliness is sharply contrasted with the melancholic, dreamlike atmosphere of Some Other Time." NRC (2014)

“…delicate performances by Xanthe and Imre van Opstal in Some Other Time.” Theaterkrant (2014)

“..all of {León and Lightfoot’s} characteristics can be found in the duet Schubert and the quartet Some Other Time (with eight shadow dancers) ranging from grinning humor to deep melancholy..” de Volkskrant (2014)

“Some Other Time is contemplative, almost still. Imre van Opstal looks back accurately,  as if she reflects on repressed desires. Her sister Xanthe wears a lace collar and laughs. Is this her young, vibrant alter ego?” de Volkskrant (2014)

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