Harbiye Muhsin Ertuğrul Stage
The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts hosted two performances by renowned contemporary dance company Nederlands Dans Theater, on the occasion of the celebrations of 400 years of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Turkey.
Nederlands Dans Theater II was founded in 1978. In its more than 25 years of existence, it has developed into a top quality, internationally recognized company performing in theaters all over the world, including Spain, USA, France, Germany, South Korea, Switzerland, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway.
The repertoire of Nederlands Dans Theater II is quite varied, working with established choreographers such as Jirí Kylián, Hans van Manen, Ohad Naharin, Paul Lightfoot/Sol León and Johan Inger, but also--more importantly--working with young and upcoming choreographers. Especially aiming to interest and excite young audiences for today's dance, Nederlands Dans Theater II performed three pieces during their performances in Istanbul: "Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen" by Jirí Kylián, "Shutters Shut" by Paul Lightfoot & Sol León, and "Cacti" by Alexander Ekman.