Let's talk about dream companies. It's safe to say that for many of you, Still Motion Dance Company, Shaping Sound Dance Co. and Cedar Lake Contemporary Dance Company are at the top of your lists. They're all fantastic—but there's one thing they don't offer: a second company. And you know how much we love second companies.
So here's a quick question: Have you ever considered Nederlands Dans Theater 2? If you're like me (#obsessed), then you probably YouTube-stalk them on the daily. I mean, is it really too much to ask the mind-blowing contemporary dance troupe to put up new videos every week? But I digress...
Katarina Van Den Wouwer and Gregory Lau in POSTSCRIPT (photo by Rahi Rezvani)
Nederlands Dans Theater is one of the top contemporary companies in the world, and there's no better way in than through the ranks of its little sister company, NDT2. These kids are good. And I'm not just saying that because basically all of the Americans in the company are Julliard alums and YoungArts or Princess Grace nominees (or awardees). I'm saying that because I saw them perform at the Joyce Theater on Tuesday night—and I had to scrape my jaw off the ground.
Dancers of NDT2 in Sara (photo by Rahi Rezvani)
The company performed four pieces, my favorite of which was the creepy, uncomfortable, amazing Sara, by Israeli choreographers Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar. Want to get in on the magic? NDT's summer program registration is now open.