Nederlands Dans Theater is one of the leading dance companies worldwide. With Paul Lightfoot and Sol León groundbreaking choreography, the company has reinvented itself alongside a repertoire by the most innovative choreographers of today. ICONS spoke with Paul and Sol about their creative process and their upcoming debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in April of this year.
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IS ALL CHOREOGRAPHY ART?
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- Yoav K. - No, I do not believe that all choreography is art. Some choreography is created for the mere purpose of learning and studying the art of making dances. Although it might motivate, inspire or eventually become art, it not always begins as art.
- Septime W. - Any time the human body moves in service of communication there is choreography happening. It may not be "high art" as we know it, but there is (almost) always something ennobling about communicating with our bodies.
- Kimmie D. - To me art requires both aesthetic value and emotional meaning. If either is lacking it can stretch the definition to a breaking point. Fully realized art takes cultivation over time; so skills/steps without context is just an exercise of components.
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