NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER 2
|CHOREOGRAPHIE||SOL LEÓN UND PAUL LIGHTFOOT|
|MUSIK||JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: TOCCATA & FUGA IN D-MINOR FOR ORGAN (1708); ADAGIO FROM TOCCATA, ADAGIO & FUGA IN C MAJOR (1708/17); FROM “CAPRICCIO SOPRA LA LONTANANZA DEL SUO FRATELLO DILETTISSIMO” IN B-FLAT (1703) 3RD PART: “THE FRIENDS’ LAMENT” (ADAGISSIMO)|
|BÜHNE UND KOSTÜME||SOL LEÓN UND PAUL LIGHTFOOT|
|URAUFFÜHRUNG||15. FEBRUAR 2001, LUCENT DANSTHEATER DEN HAAG (NL)|
|ON STAGE||??? TÄNZERINNEN|
|DAUER DER VORSTELLUNG||??? MIN|
Said and Done, a Lightfoot León ballet dating from 2001, is about friendship and longing on one hand and about the blaring reality of everyday situations on the other. With violent, twisting gestures four dancers declare themselves masters of the stage only to ultimately make room for three couples who render their variation of impassioned helplessness in duets. The ballet, that Lightfoot León dedicated to Hans van Manen, is a serene work with a unique design and brilliant segue ways.
The choreographers' duo Sol León and Paul Lightfoot have been Nederlands Dans Theater's house choreographer since mid 2002. Paul Lightfoot (Kingsley, England) and Sol León (Córdoba, Spain) met in 1987 as dancers at Nederlands Dans Theater I. Both of them danced in many new works by Jiří Kylián and Hans van Manen. Since the beginning of their collaboration in 1991 the two of them have created almost thirty ballets for the three companies of Nederlands Dans Theater.
The most recent works are Said and Done (2001), Shutters Shut (2003), Subject to Change (2003), Postscript (2005) and Sleight of hand (2007) for Nederlands Dans Theater II and Safe as Houses (2001), Signing Off (2003), Source of Inspiration and Drawn Onward (2004), Silent Screen (2005), Shoot the Moon (2006) and Same Difference (2007) for Nederlands Dans Theater I. During the Holland Festival (May 2007) Lightfoot León made Sooner or Later, a huge production in former gasworks Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam. Recently Paul Lightfoot and Sol León have been awarded the international dance prize Benois de la Danse for Signing Off (2005), the Herald Archangel (Edinburgh International Festival 2006) and the Dutch VSCD dance prize Zwaan for best dance production 2005-2006 with Shoot the Moon. In 2007 Paul Lightfoot and Sol León initiated a charity project for street children in Bangladesh.