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Nederlands Dans Theater

October 23 & 24, 2013


Sehnsucht (music: Beethoven)
Schmetterling (music: Stephin Merritt)

The highly influential and stylistically innovative Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) has boasted some of the most daring choreography, conceptually compelling drama, and technically dazzling movement in modern dance history. NDT's 2011 groundbreaking Berkeley visit featured unforgettable work by the company's resident choreographer team of Paul Lightfoot and Sol León. Now, the company returns with more of Lightfoot and León's signature magic with two West Coast premieres. Sehnsucht takes place in a surreal revolving cube, set to the music of Beethoven. Clever and hilarious, Schmetterling finds dancers revealing their personalities against a score by the Magnetic Fields. "They are the world's most magnificent dancers, a retina-shredding spectacle of passion and power" (Sunday Herald, Glasgow).

Please note: this performance contains mature content and some nudity

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Discover, Engage: Education & Community Programs Education & Community Event: Sightlines
Thu, Oct 24, 7-7:30 pm
Zellerbach Hall

Pre-performance talk with Nederlands Dans Theater resident choreographer team, Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon with former dancer and Cal Arts instructor, Glenn Eddy. Free to event ticket holders.

Donor Event: Donor Intermission
Thu, Oct 24, 8pm
Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine
(Donors of $1,500+)

During select performances throughout the season, Producer's Circle members are invited to join us for complimentary refreshments in our donor lounge, the Zellerbach Room, located on the north side of the Zellerbach Hall lobby. For especially popular events, find us on the Mezzanine at Zellerbach Hall. Donor Intermissions are the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the company of other Producer's Circle members.

Membership benefits like these are our way of thanking our supporters for their much needed contributions. To find out how you can become a Donor, please call 510.643.8783 or visit our Support section.

Season Opening Celebration with Nederlands Dans Theater
Wed, Oct 23, 2013
Immediately following the performance
Mezzanine level of Zellerbach Hall
(Donors of $1,000+)

Toast to the start of Cal Performances' 2013/14 Season with Cal Performances Director Matías Tarnopolsky, fellow supporters, and members of the Nederlands Dans Theater. Join us to celebrate the beginning of the season that you helped make possible!

Program Notes

Program notes are available online


Lightfoot/León: Sehnsucht

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Wed, Oct 23, 8 pm
Thu, Oct 24, 8 pm