The Lowry welcomes Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (NDT2) back on their 10th UK tour, as their extraordinary technical ability combined with their particular brand of enthusiasm and energy, wows audiences all over the world.

The Company will perform 2 UK premieres – Offspring, choreographed by Lukáš Timulak and Jiří Kylián’s Gods and Dogs.  Offspring was premiered in The Hague in February of this year and is inspired by the recent birth of Timulak’s first child.  Timulak still dances with NDT1 and was a former NDT2 dancer.  Kylián’s Gods and Dogs was premiered in The Hague in November 2008 and is set to Beethoven’s String Quartet Opus 18. The programme is completed with Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16 which has always received a tremendous reception from British audiences.

Founded in 1978, NDT2 is the second, younger company of Nederlands Dans Theater and over the past thirty years has established a reputation for the astounding technique and boundless energy of its young dancers.The company consists of sixteen dancers aged between 17 and 23 years who come from all over the world.

The Artistic Director of NDT2 is Gerald Tibbs, who has held this position since 1990.  Today, NDT is led by Artistic Director Anders Hellström and performs all over the world from their base in The Hague to Rio de Janeiro, from Tokyo to New York.  Jim Vincent takes over from Hellström on 1st August 2009.

The tour is presented by Dance Consortium and supported by Arts Council England.  To find out more about this tour, and others presented by the Dance Consortium, visit the website - www.DanceConsortium.com

NDT2 arrive at the Lowry from Tues 16 until Wed 17 June 2009.

-Glenn Meads