Welcome to the official page of the world-renowned Nederlands Dans Theater! We create cutting edge modern dance in The Hague and tour worldwide.
NDT is one of the world’s most prominent and prolific contemporary dance companies. On this page we share all our news directly with you, such as photos, video's and new tours!
The Dutch troupe is based in The Hague, but performs on a yearly basis for an international audience of 115.000 visitors in Europe, the USA, Asia and Australia.
Since its foundation in 1959, the pioneering company has built a rich repertoire of over 600 ballets, by master choreographers Jiří Kylián and Hans van Manen, renowned house choreographers Sol León & Paul Lightfoot, associate choreographers Crystal Pite, Johan Inger, Alexander Ekman and Marco Goecke and high-profiled guests such as Gabriela Carrizo, Hofesh Shechter and Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar.
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 for the world top. 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 and Menghan Lou. 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 to learn to react to contemporary music and art. The artists learn to translate today’s reality into creations reflecting the 21st century Zeitgeist.