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Johan Inger - ONE ON ONE

Nederlands Dans Theater 2

One on One (2015) centralizes the dance between two people and investigates the progression of duets and the evolutionary stages in the relationships they portray. These stages can include the exploration and sensing of two bodies, their meeting and touching when coming together or the collapse that occurs through the small cracks in their uniformity.


Inger chose to make the piece on Franz Schubert’s Impromptus and 21st Sonata. These tender scores were written during the composer’s final years of his life, and count as one of his last major compositions for the piano. Schubert was ostensibly incapable of maintaining a romantic relationship, something he pursued until the day he died. For Inger, this longing is inherent to the composer’s music and symbolizes the prevalent desire in this ballet. Johan Inger's new creation wille be accompanied by pianist Sepp Grotenhuis, from Het Balletorkest (except the performance in Tiel).

tour dates


2015 // 20 December - Alkmaar (NL) / 18 December - Groningen / 16 December - Nijmegen (NL) / 13 and 14 December - Amsterdam (NL) / 11 December - Gouda (NL) / 10 December - Arnhem (NL) / 3 December - Leeuwarden (NL) / 1 December - Heerlen (NL) / 27 November - Enschede (NL) / 25 November - Tiel (NL) / 24 November - Eindhoven (NL) / 13 November - Amstelveen (NL) / 11 November - Den Bosch (NL) / 6, 7, 8 November - Den Haag (NL) / 29, 30, 31 October - Den Haag (NL)


Johan Inger



Franz Schubert:

4 Impromptus, Op.90, D.899: No.1 in C minor
Allegro molto moderato Piano Sonata No.21 in B flat, D960: II. Andante sostenuto


assistant to the choreographer

Nancy Euverink


lighting design

Tom Visser


set design

Johan Inger


costume design

Bregje van Balen



21 minutes


on stage

6 dancers, 1 pianist

world premiere

19 March 2015,

Lucent Danstheater,

The Hague (NL)


full version video

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