Nederlands Dans Theater 2 – 2016
12 April - 20 May

Press Reviews

The Scotsman

★★★★★ “Every step, in every piece, was delivered with precision, passion, flair and skill by this remarkable crop of young dancers”

Edinburgh Guide

★★★★★ “NDT2 takes audiences on a series of emotional journeys where the narrative can be guessed at but what matters is the expression of the feelings within these narratives that come across with such force from these young dancers who have a maturity beyond their years. The stark backdrop allows this living festival of youth, beauty, physical prowess and skills to utterly shine in this wonderful experience and spectacle!”

The Times

★★★★ “Each NDT2 dancer is a star.”

Behind the Arras

★★★★ ‘They [the dancers] use each other’s energy to exude a dynamic and perhaps sensual performance of high energy and impressive movement.’

Mary Brennan, The Herald Scotland

★★★★★ “It is the stuff of dreams: bodies with the quirky angularity of anglepoise lamps and the matching ability to melt their bones from jittery shimmy-shakes into sinuous flexibility.”


★★★★★ “Comical, fresh and theatrical” 


★★★★ “NDT2’s new UK tour provides a varied programme of fresh and interesting dance, demonstrating the company’s virtuosity and range.”

The Reviews Hub

★★★★ “NDT2 are an extraordinary company with the kind of creativity and quality that makes you realise that you are seeing something special and that you perhaps don’t get to see as often as would be desired. Their visit is important.”

The Stage

“Surreal, bonkers and enormous fun”

Lichfield Live

“Genuinely laugh-out-loud funny… full of jaw-dropping surprises and frankly one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen on a stage”

Exclusive Magazine

PREVIEW: “The combination of energy, enthusiasm and technical ability displayed by the dancers is intoxicating, with each new crop of dancers as skilful as the last, and showing an emotional intelligence way beyond their years.”

Judith Mackrell, The Guardian

“It’s pretty much a given that the dancers in NDT2 will be fabulous.”

Chronicle Live

“This young company of dancers already had the audience hooked with their fluidity, athleticism, precision and sheer energy in performing a clutch of innovative works to both modern and classical music.”

Broadway Baby

“Diverse, curious and striking”

Weekend Notes

‘Hypnotising and unique’


“An evening that showcased wonderfully the youthful talents and energy of the dancers, and that just got better and better as it went on.”

The Birmingham Press

“Witty, sharp and at times simply hilarious.”

Young Perspective

“The quality of the performances is undeniable – their strength and stamina is mesmerising”

Across the Arts

 “Mesmerising in quality, perfection and performance”

Dance Tabs

“They might be the young company of Nederlands Dans Theater… but they put on a fine show, always looking well rehearsed and sharp – this year was no different.”

  • 12 - 13 AprNew Victoria Theatre WokingBOOK
  • 15 - 16 AprMayflower Theatre SouthamptonBOOK
  • 19 - 20 AprThe Lowry Salford QuaysBOOK
  • 22 - 23 AprFestival Theatre EdinburghBOOK
  • 26 - 27 AprTheatre Royal NewcastleBOOK
  • 29 - 30 AprAlhambra Theatre BradfordBOOK
  • 3 - 4 MayBirmingham HippodromeBOOK
  • 6 - 7 MayTheatre Royal PlymouthBOOK
  • 10 - 11 MayTheatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham with Dance 4BOOK
  • 13 - 14 MayBrighton DomeBOOK
  • 17 - 20 MaySadler’s Wells LondonBOOK
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