"And every step, in every piece, was delivered with precision, passion, flair and skill by this remarkable crop of young dancers.” - The Scotsman - Edinburgh“The world’s most prestigious contemporary company of young dancers is their reputation” - The Manchester Awards
In 1978, NDT founded a junior division to feed the main company with young talent. During three years, NDT 2 prepares sixteen classically trained dancers from around the world for NDT 1. Both companies are celebrated as two of the world’s sleekest, most distinctive dance ensembles.
NDT 2’s varied repertoire consists of work by established choreographers as well as upcoming stars, such as Jiří Pokorný, Imre van Opstal and Marne van Opstal. One of the objectives of NDT 2, is to acquaint the dancers with a lexicon of dance languages. Working together with upcoming choreographers, provides the dancers with the opportunity tolearn to react to contemporary music and art. The artists learn to translate today’s reality into creations reflecting the 21st century Zeitgeist.
NDT contributes to various art forms along with the choreography by involving visual art, music composition, and innovative light and set designs, all the while developing new talent. At NDT’s home base in The Hague, all this comes together daily in surroundings that are regarded as a breeding ground, constantly moving ahead to let the future of dance take shape.